Over the past few weeks, the Los Angeles Angels and the San Diego Padres have been in on-going discussions about a possible deal or deals that would send Padres’ staring pitcher Ian Kennedy and closer Huston Street to the Halos, but as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports, Kennedy will more than likely end up elsewhere, as the Halos don’t seem to be willing, or able to pull off a deal for both players. The thin Angels’ farm system is most likely the reason why the Halos and Friars can’t match-up on a deal for both players. Sources also state that Angels GM Jerry Dipoto really doesn’t want to trade anyone of major consequence off of his big league roster.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 16, 2014
As per the report from MLBTradeRumors.com, the Halos are also interested in All-Star pitcher, Tyson Ross, but would have to have significant, impactful pieces for the Padres to give up a young pitcher who has four years of team control remaining.
Huston Street on the other hand, could very well be heading to Los Angeles, and even told Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times that “I would love it”, referring to a deal that would put him on a contending team. Street knows the cards are stacked against he and his fellow Padres’ teammates, and that a deal would most likely benefit everyone involved. According to the report from Shaikin, the Angels top priority is to add impact arms for a title run, and that Street tops their list of available closers, preferring him over other available firemen such as Jonathan Papelbon and Joakim Soria.