Angels Bolster Back End of Bullpen
In return for Street and a minor leaguer, the Padres will receive shortstop prospect Taylor Lindsey (the Angels top prospect according to Baseball America), as well as 23-year-old righty R.J. Alvarez (Angels #4 prospects). Two other minor leaguers are also headed to San Diego.
Huston Street has been one of the most effective late-inning relievers in baseball this year, and he is only 30-years-old with a $7MM salary this year and a $7MM club option for 2015.
Street has a 1.09 ERA with 9.3 K/9 and 1.9 BB/9 thus far this season and might have been the most sought after reliever on the trade market this season.
The Angels might be giving up what seems like a lot (or is a lot) for Street, but it is obviously worth it to them given their struggles in the back end of the bullpen and position to make a playoff run.