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#1 Angelsjunky

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By Associated Press

July 24, 2013

 

ANAHEIM - Sources close to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim GM Jerry Dipoto say that the two teams are on the verge of a blockbuster deal that would send 21-year old superstar Mike Trout to Houston for the Astros. Dipoto and Houston GM Jeff Luhnow are working out the fine-points of the deal, and seem to be stalling over a point; rumor has it that Dipoto insists on including Joe Blanton in the deal but Luhnow is hesitating. There's also the question of whether Houston is including only the 25-man roster or the 40-man roster.

 

When asked how he would assemble a team around Mike Trout with no other major leaguers, Luhnow allegedly responded, "Who cares? We'll throw eight scrubs in there and be better than we--or the Angels--have been all year."

 

Dipoto was reticent on the trade, but one analyst believes that he likes to have a lot of mediocre players to configure into some semblance of a major league team.

 

When questioned about the trade, Trout shrugged and said, "I'm just here to play ball and do the best for my team, God and country. I'll be a Yankee in five years either way, so it doesn't matter to me whether I spend a few months a year in Houston or Anaheim."

 

Advanced sabermetric systems have the Astros improving by two wins for the remaining season, with the Angels breaking even.


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#2 Lawrence

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LOL that's awesome AJ.



#3 Hamiltown

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Lol, well played AJ.

#4 fan_since79

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This post got me to wondering how our own team might do with Trout and eight minor-leaguers. I'd like to see what would happen with that kind of lineup.


"You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, 'Can't anybody here play this game?'" - Casey Stengel


#5 Mudville

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Blanton is always the deal breaker.
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#6 Shane

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worst thread of all time.


"Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination." - Vin Scully

 


#7 Mudville

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Worst senseof humor of all time.

worst thread of all time.


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#8 Shane

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#moarspacebarplease


"Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination." - Vin Scully

 





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