The Royals traded infielder Alberto Callaspo to the Angels on Thursday in exchange for pitcher Sean O'Sullivan and minor league pitcher Will Smith.
It was previously reported the Angels had offered O'Sullivan and a "fringe prospect" to the Royals for Callaspo, a former Angel.
Before the deal took place, ESPN's Buster Olney was asked if he would do the hypothetical trade.
"Absolutely, no chance," he said. "I think he's got more value than that. You get the feeling that Callaspo's going to be in the big leagues a long time. Sean O'Sullivan is a space holder and when you look at the Royals and where they are now, by the time they start to turn the corner he wouldn't even be part of the team because his service time's gonna advance so absolutely not."
Interestingly, SB Nation's Angels community, Halos Heaven, suggested a couple weeks ago the Royals include David DeJesus in a hypothetical trade.
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