Huston Street Los Angeles Angels

Age: 39 (August 02, 1983) | 6' 0" | 205lbs. | Throws: Right P-4
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SD A+ 2013 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
SD NL 2013 2 5 33 0 58 0 56.2 44 12 14 46 2.70 1.02 1.22 2.2 7.3 .219 30/22/48 27 16
SD/LAA AL 2014 2 2 41 0 61 0 59.1 42 4 14 57 1.37 0.94 0.93 2.1 8.6 .256 36/20/43 37 22
LAA AL 2015 3 3 40 0 62 0 62.1 52 7 20 57 3.18 1.16 1.16 2.9 8.2 .275 34/20/45 30 18
LAA AL 2016 3 2 9 0 26 0 22.1 31 5 12 14 6.45 1.93 1.99 4.8 5.6 .347 36/22/42 2 1
LAA A+ 2017 0 1 0 0 1 1 0.1 2 0 2 0 81.00 12.00 9.00 54.0 0.0 .680 n/a
LAA AAA 2017 0 0 0 0 5 0 5.0 3 0 1 4 3.60 0.80 0.70 1.8 7.2 .229 n/a
LAA AL 2017 0 0 0 0 4 0 4.0 2 0 1 3 0.00 0.75 0.62 2.2 6.8 .195 36/27/36 1 1
Career 13yrs 42 34 324 0 668 0 680.0 542 70 183 665 2.95 1.07 1.09 2.4 8.8 .274 n/a
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The final 2014 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $15 MF 5x5: $14 AP 4x4: $21
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '14
Angels picked up his option (for $7 million). Thus a free agent in 2016.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 23 '14
6-for-6 in save ops. No earned runs.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 3 '14
That doesn't surprise me ... the whole "pumping up the saves stats so you can trade him for a lot" meme seems like old news. Once upon a time there were GMs dumb enough to fall for this - more often now it seems like those kinds of deals end up being more salary dumps where the trading team gets back marginal prospects at best. The market has changed, but Baseballtraderumors still talks as if it's 1997 a lot of the time.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 24 '14
Saved the Halos' 31st come-from-behind win last night -- and that probably wasn't (surely wasn't) enough to quell the uproar on the internet about what a rockheaded deal Jerry Dipoto, of all people, made.

Dipoto's a saberhead who without question read every page of Moneyball and is thoroughly acquainted with the concept of Selling the Closer.

To quote R.J. Anderson at BP quoting Michael Lewis: "You could, in essence, buy a stock, pump it up with false publicity, and sell it off for much more than you'd paid for it." The false publicity being the save.

But Dipoto's also an ex-ballplayer who knows -- to borrow from another author -- that a save is a save is a save.

R.J., being a writer at BP, does some serious research in an attempt to answer "just how often does this Selling the Closer thing work?" Rather than simply look at the "famous examples of teams overpaying for closers in July—Eric Gagne, Heathcliff Slocumb, Billy Taylor, etc.," which "tend to stick around longer than the players themselves," he looks at "all the July trades over the past six deadlines that involved a closer."

Such as July 30, 2009, when the Dodgers traded Josh Bell and Steve Johnson to the Orioles for George Sherill.

Such as July 31, 2012, when the Reds traded Donnie Joseph and J.C. Sulbaran to the Royals for Jonathan Broxton.

Such as July 29, 2013 when the Tigers traded David Paulino and Danry Vasquez to the Astros for Jose Veras.

Twelve trades in all. His conclusion?

Too early to tell about some of these trades but... "it appears the team acquiring the closer has gotten the better end of the deal most of the time over the past six years."

baseballprospectus.com
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 24 '14
To cut the suspense on the street about Street, I swapped him tonight to Rotoman for David Price. I needed an ace starter and I was willing to gamble (relevant under our rules) that he stays in the AL. I'm not sure that I would have gone all-in on Street if I didn't think that I could transform him into a starter whom I wanted, even if Price is at the center of trade rumors. He who lives by trades (getting Street) runs the risk of dying by trades (losing Price and pride).

Also, I wanted to move Street before I was the only one trying to swap a reliever at the end of the annual Dance of Saves at the trading deadline.
Walter Shapiro WShapiro
Jul 21 '14
Guess Shapiro decided he could see what Street was worth in trade? And hope the Tigers don't swipe someone interesting enough to kill the market before he can make a move...
Justin Dowling BGWoodsman
Jul 21 '14
The bids this morning in the ADL (with amount that could be bid):

Nova 5 (5)
Moose 5 (5)
Peppers 17 (18)
Bags 21 (38)
Nabobs 38 (38)
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 21 '14
I paid $50 (out of $100) to get him in my secondary league. Replaces Tanaka in the lineup. Different stats, but what I lose in Ks should be offset by my move in Saves. I didn't bid nearly that amount on the Oakland two last week. S went for $50, so I figured it was a safe bid amount. Hammel went for $42 if I recall.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 21 '14
Sigh. I did what I could to encourage more bidding, but the team with the most cash (who is (a) in second place behind me; and (b) has room to move in saves) bit the bullet and spent $130 (out of a $200 cap), and got him. Easy 2 points for them; could be 3; 4 is a reach.
Mike Dean TMU2009
Jul 21 '14