Day two of the Winter Meetings provided more than just rumors as a flurry of moves happened on Tuesday Afternoon.
Here’s a recap of everything that has happened so far:
All the news started at 2:30 p.m. when the Angels sent Zack Cozart and prospect Will Wilson to the Giants for cash considerations or a player to be named later.
The #Angels have traded Zack Cozart and 2019 draft pick Will Wilson to the Giants for cash considerations, according to a source.
— Maria Torres (@maria_torres3) December 10, 2019
It is a very good move for the Giants, who are led by former Dodgers’ GM Farhan Zaidi, so it shouldn’t be shocking that they’re doing smart things.
A rebuilding team using money to acquire prospects has become a popular strategy among a few teams in recent years. The Dodgers even did it last off-season when they traded Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp and Alex Wood to the Reds for Josiah Gray, Jeter Downs and salary relief.
The Angels drafted Wilson 15th overall in the 2019 Draft, so it probably isn’t the best idea to move him so quickly just to save a few dollars.
Cozart was set to make $12.6 million this season and the Giants are taking on all of it.