Many MLB rumors have surrounded Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim superstar center fielder, Mike Trout, for the past several weeks. It got more buzz since the Angels are in the midst of interleague play with their crosstown rivals and possible trade destination, the Los Angeles Dodgers.
According to Forbes, the Dodgers have all the pieces to acquire Trout from the Angels. They could send a package of outfielder Joc Pederson, left-handed pitcher Julio Urias and several more prospects to Anaheim.
They also have top prospect Corey Seager but the Dodgers front office are not willing to trade him even for Mike Trout. On the other hand, the Angels are in need of a rebuild due to their depleted roster, as well as having one of the worst farm systems in baseball.
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Forbes noted that Angels owner Arte Moreno may be on board on trading Trout, but he also wants to get rid of Albert Pujols and the rest of his huge contract. The Dodgers have all the money to acquire Trout and Pujols, but it’s all just speculations at this point.
Nonetheless, the 24-year-old Angels star is aware of the trade rumors and just laughed it off during an interview with MLB.com. General manager Mike Eppler also said that they are not willing to Trout even though they would benefit from it.
“I’ve seen it. I just laugh about it. I love where I’m at. I love Anaheim, the stadium, the organization, and obviously the teammates. Teams go through injuries. That’s the way it is,” Trout said.
“No chance. You do not move superstar players,” Eppler added.
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As mentioned in a previous report, some of the teams that are capable of trading for Mike Trout include the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs.
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