Monday, July 12, 2010

Trade of the Day: 7/13/10

ANGELS: IF Jhonny Peralta, P Kerry Wood, and $2.5m from CLE
INDIANS: P Pil Joon Jang, OF Michael Ryan, IF Brandon Wood

Why? Peralta provides depth and some pop for the Halos, replacing the fading Kevin Frandsen at third. Kerry Wood helps shore up the back of their bullpen, and is no longer at risk of vesting his 2011 option. Indians kick in some cash while receiving Brandon Wood to serve as an experimental option along with Jared Goedert at the hot corner finisihing up 2010 and heading into 2011. Ryan provides a little outfield depth with Austin Kearns on his way out and Grady Sizemore and Shin Soo Choo on the DL. And Joon Jang? He's Korean, as is Choo, and that's just cool and makes sense for the prospect the Tribe might ask for in this deal.

ANGELS: 1B Lance Berkman, $.5m
ASTROS: P Trevor Reckling, IF Jean Segura

The Angels want a rental first baseman. The Astros want to dump the Lance...or does Lance want to ditch them? ...Either way, this deal accomplishes that, while in turn netting the 'Stros decent talent that at the same time will not kill the Halos on the farm. Hence Berkman slides in as LA of A's first baseman, and at a good time as his bat is starting to getting hot.

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