Pleskoff: Applauding an old-fashioned trade

From SABR member Bernie Pleskoff at on December 10, 2013:

This is the second time Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto has acquired left-handed pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

In August 2010, Dipoto traded for Skaggs when Skaggs was with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Dipoto was GM of the D-backs when he traded veteran pitcher Dan Haren to the Angels for right-handed pitcher Rafael Rodriguez and left-handers Patrick Corbin, Joe Saunders and Skaggs.

Now, three years and four months later, Skaggs returns to the Angels. This time, he fetched the power bat the D-backs had been seeking since the season ended.

In a three-team trade that included the Angels, D-backs and White Sox, each team met pre-Winter Meetings needs with one blockbuster deal.

Arizona will receive power hitting outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo. The Angels will receive Skaggs and left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago from the White Sox. The White Sox will add speedy and solid defensive outfielder Adam Eaton from the D-backs. Arizona will also receive one player to be named from each the Angels and White Sox.

Power, pitching, speed and defense were packaged in the same deal.

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Originally published: December 10, 2013. Last Updated: December 10, 2013.