Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 12/20/12
The December 20th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including reactions to the Morales-Vargas trade, estimating a Mike Trout extension, sexy baseball GMs and much more... The Story: The Morales-Vargas swap was a win for both teams involved. The Monkey Says: I'm not wild about Vargas, but I wasn't exactly thrilled with Morales either.  It really is rare when you find teams making trades that make so much sense for both sides, but this one certainly seems to fit that billing. The Story: Trading for Jason Vargas was a smart long-term move for the Angels. The Monkey Says: Great point because there was no chance the Halos were going to re-sign Morales, but they might re-sign Vargas.  Plus they get to keep Bourjos.  Considering Vargas as a hedge against the risk of Tommy Hanson makes a lot of sense too.  But the best part is that this is now two breakdowns of the trade done by pro-Mariner writers that seem to think the Angels did just fine here,
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