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

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Angels To Acquire Andrelton Simmons

By Jeff Todd |

November 12, 2015 at 5:37pm CST

The Angels have agreed to a deal to acquire shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Braves, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports on Twitter.

Halos shortstop Erick Aybar is among the players who will be headed back to Atlanta, MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez tweets. He’ll likely serve as a placeholder for the Braves, who have a highly-regarded young shortstop in Ozhaino Albies.

Lefty Sean Newcomb and righty Chris Ellis are also going to the Braves, per Gonzalez (via Twitter) and Joel Sherman of the New York Post (also on Twitter). The pair were the two top-rated Halos pitching prospects.

Atlanta will pick up around $3MM in the swap as well, presumably to offset some of Aybar’s salary, according to Sherman.

 

FML

 

This is a horrible trade.

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Andrelton costs a bit more than $8 million towards the cap. He will earn $6 million in 2016, $8 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020.

 

Interesting how pitching prospects seems to be the first thing out the door with one GM, a prized commodity with the next and then back to the first thing out the door again. Yes, I understand context is everything.

 

Hopefully Arte has the checkbook ready to fix glaring holes at 3B, 2B, C, LF, DH/1B and the need for a frontline SP.

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The one guy we had who could become an ace, traded for a slap hitting shortstop. How much better will this team be with Simmons defense at short compared to Aybars defense.

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Eppler must have some really interesting scouting reports on Andrelton. To essentially emptying the farm on him is a massive bet on Andrelton's future. Massive.

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I don't get it. We have a above avg ss as is and we just traded for another while giving up 2 top prospects and 3 million dollars.

This trade makes no sense

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Andrelton costs a bit more than $8 million towards the cap. He will earn $6 million in 2016, $8 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020.

 

Interesting how pitching prospects seems to be the first thing out the door with one GM, a prized commodity with the next and then back to the first thing out the door again. Yes, I understand context is everything.

 

Hopefully Arte has the checkbook ready to fix glaring holes at 3B, 2B, C, LF, DH/1B and the need for a frontline SP.

 

I hope you're right in regards to your last statement, and that it's an indication the team intends to spend.  Because the only way this works is if it's cost certainty sort of move -- lock up payroll in one place to be able to spend in other areas.

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The one guy we had who could become an ace, traded for a slap hitting shortstop. How much better will this team be with Simmons defense at short compared to Aybars defense.

Not Newcomb + Ellis better.

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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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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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FLEECED

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

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

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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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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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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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Sooooooo...who's gonna be the one to start the first fire Eppler thread?

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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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