Angels trade Scioscia’s son to Cubs for Gretzky’s son
The Angels and Cubs pulled off a wild trade Thursday.
Sure, it only involves a couple of minor leaguers (including the son of Angels manager Mike Scioscia), but that’s not the story.
This is the story:
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) March 20, 2014
Once upon a time Trevor Gretzky looked like a decent enough prospect. He was the Cubs’ seventh-round pick out of a California high school in 2011 and is still just 21 years old, but he’s managed a grand total of one homer and 17 walks (with 61 strikeouts) in 76 games in the low minors.
Matt Scioscia has never been considered a prospect, being drafted by the Angels in the 45th round back out of college in 2011 and hitting just .222 with three homers and a .544 OPS in 127 games while failing to advance past (Class A) at age 24.
So while we’ll probably never see any player in the majors, it’s still a pretty cool trade.