Copyright: © 2020 ESPN Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved. With no clear heir to Aybar in the Angels' system beyond long-term Cuban prospect Roberto Baldoquin, Eppler gave up his two top pitching prospects to land a long-term replacement and another defensive star to play with Mike Trout and Gold Glove winner Kole Calhoun.
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A Braves blunder, another Mookie circus catch, two home runs and a non-call to the bullpen combined to give L.A. another shot at a title.
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World Series 2020: Cody Bellinger's October heroics started with a text from his dad. Aybar had been the Angels' starting shortstop since 2008 and a key player in Anaheim for a decade, making the American League All-Star team in 2014 while batting .276 in 1,220 regular-season games since 2006.
Braves' Newcomb just scratching surface. Also, the glut of young pitchers gives the Braves a chance to pursue future deals to upgrade the offense.
He had 17 homers and 59 RBIs in 2013, his first full season in the major leagues. The Dodgers' former MVP got some advice from his father before hitting his huge Game 7 homer. This was a value-for-value trade with two really good prospects in it.". Jessica Mendoza contends that the Dodgers' offense is what will carry them to winning the World Series over the Rays. "We need more talent," Coppolella said. All the latest information about the expanded baseball postseason. Simmons has a career .983 fielding percentage with outstanding range, leading all major leaguers since 2013 with 1,354 assists and leading all shortstops with 692 putouts. Ellis is a promising right-hander who also pitched at Arkansas last season.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Atlanta Braves traded Andrelton Simmons to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar and top pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis on Thursday night. Is there more where that came from? "This wasn't a prospect trade. He won the Gold Glove in 2013 and 2014, and was named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday. Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons is headed to the 10-day injured list after sustaining a grade 3 ankle sprain on Monday. "This is one of those transactions where each organization will benefit in both the short and long term," Eppler said. Simmons also is under contract through 2020, whereas Aybar could become a free agent next winter.
All the latest information about the expanded baseball postseason. He has been dependable in the field and at the plate, although his offensive contributions slipped slightly last season to his lowest average (.270) and RBI total (44) in a half-decade. On the other hand, Simmons batted .265 with four homers and 44 RBIs last season, showing little progress. A Braves blunder, another Mookie circus catch, two home runs and a non-call to the bullpen combined to give L.A. another shot at a title. "You can make an argument that we'll win more games with Aybar," Coppolella said. The Braves had earlier been engaged with the Mets regarding a potential deal for Simmons, including as recently as Thursday morning at the GM meetings in Florida.
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Coming off a 97-loss season, the Braves got an offer they couldn't pass up, according to new general manager John Coppolella, who dealt away one of the team's most popular players in his first trade since his promotion. "We think all three players in the trade will have an impact on our major league team for the 2016 season.". ATH: Bold move for Braves to trade Simmons, Why Mendoza is picking the Dodgers in the World Series.
"We are extremely excited to acquire an impact shortstop and one that fits our championship standards," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said in a statement. SVP pays tribute to legendary sportswriter, Sid Hartman. about 303 days ago | ESPN; Angels put Simmons on IL; Ohtani OK after scare. He is under the big-budget Angels' control for the next five seasons at a fairly hefty price, making $11 million in 2018, $13 million in 2019 and $15 million in 2020.
The Braves also get $2.5 million, and the Angels get minor league catcher Jose Briceno in a deal headlined by two quality major league shortstops trading places on teams with differing needs.
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