Angels Trade Brandon Marsh to Philadelphia

Of the names we expected to see moved, Brandon Marsh was not one of them. However, according to Jeff Passan, the bearded flash is on his way to the City of Brotherly Love.

Logan O’hoppe, a catcher in AA will be the return for Marsh.

Stay tuned for further updates and analysis.

Update: Logan O’Hoppe is having a great season in AA, hitting .275 and carrying a lofty .392 on base percentage. There’s some pop in that bat too, as evidenced by the .888 OPS. He’s 22 years old and should be in the bigs as early as next year.

MLB had O’Hoppe rated the third best prospect in the Phillies organization. Here’s a bit of a scouting report on him.

O’Hoppe was honored with the Sportsmanship Award in the Arizona Fall League as the player other players most liked to work with. That’s a very important trait in a catcher and continues Perry Minasian’s goal of creating a good clubhouse.

I wish Marsh the best. I thought he’d patrol center and let Trout move to a corner. But if O’Hoppe is what he’s supposed to be, this will be a win for all involved.

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Fregosi66
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5 days ago

How can anyone be surprised with todays decisions from the Angels powers that be. This revolving door of negligence just continues to accelerate on this unbelievable downhill skid. The only way through this horror show that currently resides under the big A is the dream that Arte finally sells the team to some actual baseball people.

DowningDude
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Fregosi66

or dream that Arte expands payroll

Fansince1971
Legend
5 days ago

Go Padres!

DowningDude
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5 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

and take the chargers with you.

Angelz4ever
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5 days ago

I wish we would’ve traded Adell and not Marsh, but what value…..

anewfoundthrice
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5 days ago

awful trade! SAD!

Angelz4ever
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5 days ago

yeah, yeah, yeah…..

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago

Two absolute powerhouses to north and south both with strong front offices. I wonder how that translates in the off season? Angels billboards hung in LA fall a little flat when they are hanging championship flags up at their stadium.

Cowboy26
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5 days ago

Unless we were on Hos’ No Trade list , why the hell couldn’t we have done this move? https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/08/padres-trade-eric-hosmer-red-sox.html#comments

2GA2Join
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5 days ago

So Perry’s two big FA moves this offseason were signing Iggy and Thor.

6 months later, he has traded them both away.

This looks bad, even to the casual fan who doesn’t sit here like us analyzing every single thing.

Eric_in_Portland
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5 days ago

Phillies fans now happy with today. They see it as O’Hoppe and Moniak for Thor and Marsh…which is what it is, isn’t it?

The call is coming from inside the house.

HoustonHaloFan
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5 days ago

Well, if the owner doesn’t care, and the front office doesn’t care, why should I?

Last edited 5 days ago by HoustonHaloFan
PedroCerrano
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5 days ago
Reply to  HoustonHaloFan

Wish they would just speak the evil by announcing the start of a rebuild and get on with it.

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago

Jesse Chavez and A prospect for duracell? Salary dump move?

Nothing but minor league cast offs and a few super stars that are hurt. Feel bad for Ohtani as it would have been the decent/smart thing to trade him now.

Angels2020Champs
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5 days ago

Raisel gone??

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
5 days ago

Quite gone. I guess Loup is probably closer now, presuming the Angels ever have another lead in the ninth.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago

let’s recap:

Iggy for salary relief.
Thor for a Hail Mary
Marsh for a solid prospect.

Two giveaways and one “wait and see”.

With Iggy’s salary gone, do we extend Ohtani? Or do we wait til the last possible moment to make a decision?

Jessica DeLine
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Super Member
5 days ago

Marsh was more than a solid prospect. That was a downgrade move.

Eric_in_Portland
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5 days ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

agree

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago

Tend to as well but he has looked really bad and I have been questioning my early read on him. Thought he was the cf of the future.

Last edited 5 days ago by PedroCerrano
Jessica DeLine
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5 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

He had not yet peaked

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Hope he does well. I really like that guy.

Fansince1971
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5 days ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Not even close. Hated this trade tbh

Fansince1971
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5 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Wait til you see him tearing it up 2 years from now.

Last edited 5 days ago by Fansince1971
2GA2Join
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5 days ago

I had thought we kept Iggy, and was a little glad. Now I see I was wrong.

I’m not sure this sends a good message, trading Iggy. If it was just to save money, and we aren’t contending next year anyway, why was it so important to save $16MM instead of having a closer?

LanaBanana
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5 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

He hasn’t been a closer this year. Lots of blown saves

JackFrost
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5 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I have not been agreeing with you lately, but here I do…

Closers are volatile and Iggy still has good stuff. Who closes in 2023 ??

ryanfea
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5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Chris Rodriguez if we decide he can’t stay healthy enough to be a starter

JackFrost
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5 days ago
Reply to  ryanfea

If he can’t stay healthy as a 7th inning guy what makes you think he’ll stay healthy as our Closer ??

ryanfea
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5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

He got hurt as a starter. He’s only played a handful of games in the bullpen in his career

Last edited 5 days ago by ryanfea
JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  ryanfea

Hmmm. Not the way I remember it.

Pretty sure he was coming out of the pen when he went down with the injury.

Angelz4ever
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5 days ago

Hope this doesn’t turn into another one sided messed up trade for the Halos.

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago

I still think Marsh can be a good hitter. He came up with a good feel for the strike zone and completely regressed.

Eric_in_Portland
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5 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

I believe he’ll end up a .280 hitter.

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago

He has some work to do and has shown to be vulnerable to high stuff.

halosfans4life
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5 days ago

Iglesias traded to Braves

Eric_in_Portland
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5 days ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

salary dump. Chavez is 38 (useful, though) and Davidson….well…26 years old, 13 walks in 15 innings.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

He will be excellent with them.

Just watch.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago

if we got Moniak and Sanchez for Thor, and if it was a bidding war, I would think Toronto’s offer was really terrible.

PedroCerrano
Trusted Member
5 days ago

My brother suggested that Angels could have got have gotten the prospect haul the Padres gave up for Ohtani. My response was Arte doesn’t care about wins except at the turnstiles and Japanese ad dollars.

Angelz4ever
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5 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

oh just shut up.

PedroCerrano
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5 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

No, do the math on Ohtani. Great guy, player and draw that most likely ends up elsewhere. Let’s see in a year if I was correct.

Commander_Nate
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Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

*Japanese ad yen.

fyasko51
Trusted Member
5 days ago

Well, this was a very underwhelming trade deadline. It is very difficult being an Angel fan. Love the team, hate the people that run it. I wonder if other organizations do not bother dealing with the Angels because of Arte’s history of handling negotiations. Either way, thank you to the people that run this website and dealing with our frustrations of a lousy season.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago

I might be wrong because why not? But I’m gonna give Perry an F for his work today.

FungoAle
Super Member
5 days ago

Today? How about his Angel career? Pitching and Run Prevention…

ryanfea
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5 days ago

Thought Marsh trade was an excellent return. Iglesias was salary dump that made sense. Thor was the one I thought we’d get a better prospect return for.

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