July 5 roundup

Nothing quite lived up to the Fourth of July blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s, but there was a minor trade Saturday.

The Angels acquired left-hander Joe Thatcher from the D-backs for outfielder Tony Campana. In addition, the Angles designated left-hander Rich Hill for assignment.

Thoughts on the Samardzija/Hammel deal:

  • Jon Heyman thinks the Cubs won the deal.
  • Mike Petriello of Fangraghs thinks it’s a win/win.
  • The Yankees were involved, obviously.
  • Addison Russell might’ve been able to net the A’s David Price.
  • This means the A’s might extend Jed Lowrie.
  • You’re not the only one excited about a left side of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell.

1 Comment

The “Angles” acquired both Tony Campana and Joe Thatcher from the Diamondbacks.

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