Trade Deadline passes. Aybar and Kendrick stay put (for now)
The 2013 non-waiver trade deadline came and passed with the incumbents at short-stop and second-base staying put.
Speculation was rampant that the Halos were taking calls about both Erick Aybar and Howie Kendrick but general manager Jerry Dipoto did not find a match that worked for the ballclub. Young contract controlled starting pitchers with upside are hard to come by. It is possible trade plans fell through when Jake Peavy did not end up in Arizona. Angels were interested in D'Backs RHP Ian Kennedy who ended up with the San Diego Padres.
Aybar seemed to be a perfect fit for the St. Louis Cardinals but the teams did not make a deal.
Teams can still make trades but the players involved would have to pass through waivers for a trade to be completed. Almost 100% of MLB players will be placed on waivers during this time period. This does not mean the Angels are interested in traded say Jered Weaver or Mike Trout. So dear reader, do not freak out if it is made known these players are on trade waivers. A team can claim Mike Trout, but the Angels would take him off waivers, thus keeping him.
It is possible Kendrick and Aybar could pass through and that they could be dealt in August but I would consider this unlikely.
Claims of players on trade waivers do tend to plant the seeds for future trades that can go down during the off-season. With the Angels in desperate need of young premium players to building around Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo; a trade of Aybar or Kendrick could benefit the Angels long term.
Time will tell...