What a deal

Getting Juan Rivera and Maicer Izturis for Jose Guillen in 2004 keeps paying off

Updated: February 25, 2010, 4:28 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- It was like walking into divorce proceedings with your mistress on your arm.

The Angels were in a lousy bargaining position when they went looking for a place to unload Jose Guillen after the 2004 season. Every team in baseball knew they had to dump the guy. His clubhouse run-in with manager Mike Scioscia -- which came after Guillen was lifted for a pinch runner -- and his suspension from the team were common knowledge, broadcast on the airwaves and printed in all the newspapers.

It ...

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