Angels’ GM Bill Stoneman was not known to be an active participant at the trade deadline during his first tenure in LA. However after taking over for Jerry Dipoto; Stoneman has been a busy man. On Monday he acquired Shane Victorino and cash from Boston for AAA INF Josh Rutledge. Tuesday saw the completion of two more trades. David Murphy (CLE) for Eric Staments and David DeJesus (TB) for Eduar Lopez. No large salaries added and no vital cogs from the Angels machine we’re removed.
These moves basically accomplish what was planned heading into Spring Training in February. Josh Hamilton / Colin Cowgill in LF and Matt Joyce / CJ Cron at DH. Most of the names have changed but the platooning looks to continue. However the Halos are much better today than they were on Sunday.