Los Angeles Angels' 5 Biggest Missed Opportunities in the Trade Market

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Los Angeles Angels' 5 Biggest Missed Opportunities in the Trade Market
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There was a time in Angels history where the combination of Casey Kotchman, Howie Kendrick, Joe Saunders, Ervin Santana and Nick Adenhart could buy any player in the league.

The Angels had baseball's top farm system and could have capitalized in a major way. But they didn't.

While Saunders was traded for Dan Haren and Kotchman was traded for Mark Teixeira, the Angels acted like Brandon Wood on many other top prospects.

In other words, they either waited too long and took strike three, or swung hard and missed hard (like Wood, pictured above).

Let's take a look at who those prospects were.

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