Since everyone wants to discuss this and not the actual Winter Warm-up joke here....
I'm pulling several pieces of comments together here so I'm not going back and grabbing everyone's quotes.
We literally were doing a trade with the Angels (Bundy).
If you add the Cozart thing to the Bundy trade, it's the exact same thing I was describing in the Rockies situation.
You include a directly useful guy (like Bundy or Nunez) into a trade where you are taking back salary (Cozart or Davis) and targeting prospect depth to make a deal.
Jeremy commented at the front of the Bundy deal about the Angels depth in OF and MI prospects. The Angels have Trout signed for the next 12 years. They have Upton for another 3/72. They have a top prospect in baseball in Jo Adell. That's your 3 OFers. Their #2 and #3 guys, AA Brandon Marsh and LowA Jordyn Adams, are OFers too...their 4-5-6 (and 7 if you include Wilson) are all middle-infielders (per mlb.com).
In other words, you use your depth to go get whatever you need to get done, done.
Go read Eppler's comments on the Orioles trade. He certainly was looking at giving up some his higher rated depth (Jeremy's position)....but the Orioles chose to transition to more quantity and they 'pivoted'. It seemed like he was sort of laughing in his comments.
Bundy for Cozart (salary dump), Jordyn Adams, Jeremiah Jackson and Kyle Bradish
...is nearly exactly the same as...
Nunez for Davis (salary dump), Colton Welker, Grant Lavigne and Hampson
...except the 2nd one favors the Rockies a little more...so in theory should get more in the Rockies deal