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Angels trade for Andrelton Simmons - Aybar, Newcomb, Ellis & $2.5mm to Braves $*#&

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wopphil    1,923

Keep in mind Newcomb had a Bb/9 of 4.9 in the minor leagues. His control leaves a lot to be desired, and he is no sure thing.

But losing Newcomb and Ellis both does hurt.

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nate    6,555

OMG the contract is back loaded.

 

 

Alden Gonzalez 
Andrelton Simmons' salary for each of the next five years: $6M, $8M, $11M, $13M, $15M.

 

 

Someone's brother in law needs to get kicked in the dick.

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DMVol    1,101

FLEECED

Bent the new GM over and had their way...Wow....

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Homebrewer    3,908

Simmons is crazy good and any team would be lucky to have him at SS.

But this is way too much to pay.

Unless... well...can Simmons lead off?

Aybar sure couldn't, and we wont have an offense unless we get someone who can really lead off.

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Adam    8,288

Value-wise, before hindsight, I think this is the worst trade in the history of the Franchise. 

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Mark68    2,345

OMG the contract is back loaded.

 

 

Someone's brother in law needs to get kicked in the dick.

I assume Eppler's wife has siblings?

 

That would make him the brother in law in need of a dick-kicking.

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nando714    3,083

ESPN Stats & Info ‏@ESPNStatsInfo 5m5 minutes ago

ESPN Stats & Info

Most Defensive Runs Saved Last 4 Seasons

Andrelton Simmons 113

Jason Heyward 92

Screw it...sign Heyward and have a ridiculous team defense with him, Trout, Calhoun, and Simmons

I agree. If eppler is doing this the evil empire way

Sign a Frontline starter

Sign a guy like Heyward

Gut the farm (whatever is left) for todd frazier

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YouthofToday    1,049

OMG the contract is back loaded.

Doesn't matter. Contract only counts $8 million towards the luxury tax threshold. That seems to be an upper limit for Arte to spend unless it is for a special talent.

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Wow... the difference between Aybar and Simmons defensively is significant, and at shortstop that defensive difference will be a dramatic upgrade, but to give up Newcomb and Ellis... Time will tell as always but right now I'd say we gave up too much... We as fans are always going to overrate our own player's values but still... Newcomb and Ellis? We do get Simmons for years to come but...Really? Really??!!?!?!

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DMVol    1,101

Value-wise, before hindsight, I think this is the worst trade in the history of the Franchise.

Carney Lansford for Rick Burleson was pretty bad....
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Mark68    2,345

Simmons is crazy good and any team would be lucky to have him at SS.

But this is way too much to pay.

Unless... well...can Simmons lead off?

Aybar sure couldn't, and we wont have an offense unless we get someone who can really lead off.

Simmons' career OBP is .304, so, no.

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gotbeer    5,976

Simmons is crazy good and any team would be lucky to have him at SS.

But this is way too much to pay.

Unless... well...can Simmons lead off?

Aybar sure couldn't, and we wont have an offense unless we get someone who can really lead off.

 

For the Braves.  He was their #7/#8 hitter last year.  

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