The Padres traded All-Star closer Huston Street and Trevor Gott for Angels Taylor Lindsey, A.J. Alvarez, Jose Rondon and Elliot Morris.
The reviews of the trade are still coming in from media and bloggers. In my initial sweep, juust about everyone has liked the deal from the Padres perspective. I do too. The Padres need to keep trying to get promising prospects from proven talent, until they're stacked and have an actual playoff caliber team. For that to happen some of these prospects need to start panning out, which hasn't been the case in past trades.
So far this is the X-Men: First Class of trades for the Padres.
Apologies to RottenTomatoes.com
San Diego Padres come out ahead in Huston Street trade - Keith Law -ESPN
I said on Twitter that I wouldn't have dealt shortstop prospect Jose Rondon straight-up for two-plus months of Street's services, so I certainly don't like the total price for the Angels in this trade -- and love it for San Diego.
#Padres AGM Hinch swung big (and by all accounts, fared very well) in first trade, post-Byrnes.
Padres should just continue to go with the GM by committee. Seems to be working. -- This was a good trade. I'm more surprised than anything.
Tremendous value for Street. All some upside.
#Padres got a huge amount of value for Street...and we don't even know the 4th name yet.
Trevor Gott is pretty good, but Lindsey, Alvarez, Rondon, and 1 more for Street and Gott is a great deal for the Padres.
Angels acquire All-Star closer Huston Street from Padres - Call to the Pen
The Angels sacrificed a lot of their farm system in order to fortify their bullpen to catch the A.L. West and MLB leading Oakland A’s.
Consensus scouts...Padres got really good young players..but no major leaguers...Angels paid steep price
In the midst of his finest season, Huston Street is going to a contender. In return, the Padres received a nice haul.
On the surface...we win on this deal.
Huston Street Trade is Angels in Win Now Mode - Halos Heaven
None of these four players were on any Top 100 Prospects List. Huston Street was a deserving All Star.
Padres Trade Street for Prospects - Madfriars.com - Scout
In the end, with what San Diego was receiving and with Joaquin Benoit in the bullpen at the big league level, pulling the trigger on this deal was a no-brainer.
In Street deal, Padres three GMs receive four very good prospects - CBSSports.com
"Return for SD very strong," was the way one rival GM summed up the quartet of pitchers R.J. Alvarez and Elliot Morris and infielders Taylor Lindsey and Jose Rondon who went to San Diego for Street and pitching prospect Trevor Gott.
MLB trade deadline: Huston Street to Angels - Beyond the Box Score
What we do know, is that the value coming into the Angels' major league roster doesn't exactly line up with the value exiting their minor league system.
Huston Street trade shows that Padres are still playing some bad poker | Nick Canepa | UTSanDiego.com
They’ve traded the only one who immediately qualifies to the Angels for prospects. Closer Huston Street had been a goner for weeks, but I’m against yet another deal -- this time, by a ship without a baseball ops captain -- that offers no guarantees for success and makes another team better. It’s easy to sail into the inevitable. If you’re like me, you’re beyond tired of this, aiding others and getting mysteries in return. The Padres jumped the starting pistol on this trade.