Ranking 3 worst LA Angels trades in franchise history

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Dave Parker, LA Angels
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No. 1 worst LA Angels trade in franchise history: The Dave Parker trade (1991)

The LA Angels really should not have traded Dante Bichette for Dave Parker in 1991. I can summarize the trade without even describing how good Bichette was in his career: Parker was traded 119 games later.

He played terribly. Parker had a GREAT career, but his stop in Anaheim is something we all should just forget. He hit .232/.279/.358 (.638) with just 11 bombs and 56 RBIs.

The three-time Gold Glove award winner also didn't bring that type of defense over to the team.

As for Bichette, well, it's a completely different story there. He ended up proving to be on the up-swing while Parker was of course on the down swing. Bichette made four All-Star teams after he parted ways with the Angels.

He finished his career averaging 108 RBIs per 162 games after driving in just 76 in 178 games with the Halos.

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It was another situation where the Halos made a bunch of trades that were not only unnecessary, but a bunch of trades that ended up really hurting the team. All we can do is hope this type of stuff doesn't continue with Perry Minasian at the helm, and hope that he can pull off a big one once this lockout ends that gets the team in contention.