Thursday, July 22, 2010
Angels Trade Sean O'Sullivan To Royals For Alberto Callaspo
I just hate this trade. Hate, hate, hate it.
Cot's has nothing on Callaspo's current deal, but he should be in his first year of arbitration eligibility. Bear in mind this is the same guy who the Angels sent to Arizona back in 2007 to get Jason Bulger, who hasn't exactly lit up the world with his pitching (though he does get lit up plenty).
Update 2: Au contraire, Cot's has moved him to the Angels page. He's making $460,000 this year, and I imagine is still subject to arbitration as I said above.
Update 3: Forgot to mention the third guy in this deal, Will Smith. The left-handed starter is in his third year in the minors, and has hurriedly been pressed into service all the way up to AAA as a 20-year-old. The fact that he's there says more about the Angels' needs than his abilities; he has terrible ERAs at each level, though his 5.60 ERA at Salt Lake, combined with the fact that he's spent more time there than anywhere else, says the organization has confidence in him. Pretty sure I don't like losing him, either, unimpressive strikeout rates or no.