By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
My uncle John just recently passed, and he has been on my mind a lot. Our families would spend Christmas together, and the holidays just aren’t the same without him.
My uncle John was an insurance agent. He always told me never buy anything expensive if I couldn’t afford the maintenance and the insurance on it. He’d tell me that it’s better to go with a more reasonable car than to go with an expensive sports car without servicing it regularly or buying the insurance on it. Maintenance would make my investment in the car last longer, as it would perform better. And, in the event of an accident, my insurance would get most of my money back that I spent in buying the car.
Well, it turns out my uncle’s advice applied to a lot more than just cars. In fact, it applies to everything in life, including baseball. And, understanding that principle explains why the Angels traded Kendrys Morales instead of Peter Bourjos.
Over the course of the 1...