The December 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trumbo trade reactions, Dipoto not done pursuing pitching and much more...
The Monkey Says: This is the general consensus on the deal. The Angels are clear winners (for a change) while the D'Backs are big losers. I have a bunch of reaction links I could post and they all say the Angels came out looking great for getting two young pitchers for one overrated slugger.
The Monkey Says: Again, the Angels are still winners, but this explains why some are not so high on Skaggs. It also is a pretty good reason to think that the Angels might want to have Skaggs work in the minors for a bit rather than handing him a rotation spot without even competing.