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Friday, November 18, 2022

Angels To Acquire Gio Urshela

The Angels and Twins are in agreement on a trade sending infielder Gio Urshela from Minnesota to Anaheim, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Instagram). The Angels are sending Class-A right-hander Alejandro Hidalgo back to the Twins in the deal.

It’s the second consecutive offseason in which Urshela finds himself on the move. Minnesota landed him alongside Gary Sánchez in the Spring Training blockbuster that sent Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa to the Yankees. The deal was in large part about offloading the final three years of Donaldson’s contract, but Sánchez and Urshela each played key roles on the 2022 club.

Via what?

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 18, 2022 at 04:11 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. grandcosmo Posted: November 18, 2022 at 09:46 PM (#6106135)
Interesting pickup. I doubt he can come close to handling SS so I guess he is ticketed for 1B/3B and much needed Rendon insurance.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 18, 2022 at 10:34 PM (#6106137)
Pretty sure the Yankees really wish they had kept Gio, non-tendered Sanchez, and avoided the whole Donaldson/Kiner-Falafa experience.
   3. DL from MN Posted: November 18, 2022 at 10:58 PM (#6106140)
Any Angels prospect hounds with a perspective on Hidalgo?
   4. John Reynard Posted: November 19, 2022 at 01:15 AM (#6106144)
Interesting pickup. I doubt he can come close to handling SS so I guess he is ticketed for 1B/3B and much needed Rendon insurance.


It depends what you mean by "handling SS" I guess. He doesn't have a ton of range but he handles the plays he gets to pretty reliably. You could do worse as a reserve SS for sure, though I don't know you'd want him out there daily. Given what the LAA infield looked like last year, I'm sure he'd have gotten as many PA as he could handle himself.
   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: November 19, 2022 at 09:33 AM (#6106152)
Acquire Gio Urshela

Better get a shot for that, boy.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: November 19, 2022 at 01:29 PM (#6106161)
I suppose the Twins were gonna non-tender him otherwise -- he's proably gonna get something like $10. Outrageous for a 3-WAR player!! So I really don't get what the Twins are thinking here other than they must not be taking 2023 very seriously. I wonder if they might trade Sonny Gray (1/$13).

EDIT: No insight but mlb.com now lists Hidalgo as the Twins #25 prospect. That's probably not bad given he doesn't turn 20 until May but it's not a big get. The mlb.com writeup sounds like "mediocre stuff but seems to know what he's doing out there better than most 19-yos."
   7. Hombre Brotani Posted: November 19, 2022 at 03:56 PM (#6106184)
Interesting pickup. I doubt he can come close to handling SS so I guess he is ticketed for 1B/3B and much needed Rendon insurance.
Also spelling Walsh at 1B against tough lefties. Gio's not a big get, but he's a useful one.
   8. John Reynard Posted: November 19, 2022 at 06:00 PM (#6106194)
"mediocre stuff but seems to know what he's doing out there better than most 19-yos."


So, that usually means, non-prospect. Occasionally you find a guy who pulls it off at MLB.

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