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Kid Swap! Angels trade Mike Scioscia’s son to Cubs for Wayne Gretzky’s son

Mar 20, 2014, 4:25 PM EDT

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We don’t usually write about trades involving minor leaguers who aren’t prospects, but this is an obvious exception: The Angels have traded the son of manager Mike Scioscia, first baseman Matt Scioscia, to the Cubs for outfielder Trevor Gretzky, who’s also known as Wayne Gretzky’s son.

Once upon a time Trevor Gretzky looked like a decent enough prospect. He was the Cubs’ seventh-round pick out of a California high school in 2011 and is still just 20 years old, but he’s managed a grand total of one homer and 17 walks (with 61 strikeouts) in 76 games in the low minors.

Matt Scioscia has never been considered a prospect, being drafted by the Angels in the 45th round back out of college in 2011 and hitting just .222 with three homers and a .544 OPS in 127 games while failing to advance past Single-A at age 24.

  1. seeinred87 - Mar 20, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    I was going to say Trevor should’ve gone with hockey, but I can only imagine the pressure on him with that last name.

    • cubfan531 - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      He never had much of a desire for hockey. Baseball and football were the sports that captured him, as could be expected growing up in the LA area.

    • alkaline19 - Mar 21, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      You’re right – lookup the type of career that Brent Gretzky had. Expectations were enormous to follow in big brother’s footsteps.

  2. unlost1 - Mar 20, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    convert sciocia to catcher and he won’t have to hit. didn’t his daddy teach him nothin’?

  3. greymares - Mar 20, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    They could both start for the Braves.

    • asimonetti88 - Mar 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM

      They could probably start for the Astros, if the Astros didn’t keep them in the minors for service time reasons.

  4. Bar None - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    Man! That sucks! I live in Boise and we were hoping he would be back so his dad would come visit again.

  5. tfbuckfutter - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    If I had a son I’d try and trade him for Wayne Gretzky’s daughter.

  6. slaugin - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    There is a 45th round in the Draft?

    • Caught Looking - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM

      There were. Now there are up to 40 rounds (each club continues to select until it makes its selection in the 40th round, though a Club can pass).

  7. kretinous - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    Maybe we can make Boy Fights 2!

  8. mikhelb - Mar 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Nepotism in MLB? Naaah

    • nbjays - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:16 PM

      How is the son of a hockey great playing baseball nepotism?

  9. rbj1 - Mar 20, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    See what happens when you don’t clean your room or take out the garbage? You get traded, son.

    • tfbuckfutter - Mar 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM

      He was traded to the Cubs. That’s some smashed the luxury car punishment.

  10. bendover09 - Mar 20, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Neither one should be playing for a team. They suck and theyre being spoiled with a paycheck they do not deserve. Give it to a player who really deserves the chance to play

  11. stunzeed5 - Mar 20, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    The NOT so great ones…..

  12. billyboots - Mar 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    At least the Angels were big enough to trade the manager’s son. The Twins sat on Toby Gardenhire for way too long. It was obvious early on he was never going to advance past High-A ball and was not a prospect, but he never got cut and even appeared in some Twins promotional commercials with his dad. WTH?

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