Trumbo traded to Arizona for mediocre starting pitching.
I bought my daughter a Trumbo jersey this summer. Oh well, there goes that investment...
Bourjos gone, now Trumbo. ####.
Anaheim was near the bottom of the league in ERA, adjusted ERA, WHIP and SO/BB and they lost Vargas and Hanson. They needed pitching badly. The trade may not work out but it addressed a need and sold Trumbo at peak value.
Sorry about your daughter's jersey. I wouldn't suggest buying her a Skaggs jersey for obvious reasons. How about a Pujols shirt? He won't be as easy to trade.
I can understand the argument, but how was Trumbo at peak value? The year before he was an all star with a 260 average. This year, the average went down to 230 and he really struggled to make contact. He was not at peak value.
Sometimes the elevator never goes back up. They could've waited a year, Towers might've gotten blown out (which should happen, given how grossly negligent he's been), and the Angels would have one less rube to trade to. Maybe Trumbo gets even worse, while the league gets even smarter.
Next time buy your kid a jersey of a player who can field and/or not strike out half the time?