The Los Angeles Angels have a record of 32-47 and they have lost nine out of their last ten games. According to the latest MLB rumors, the Angels are on pace to have their worst season in franchise history. Is it time to trade Mike Trout?
The worst season in Angels history happened in the 1980 season when the team lost 95 games. They also have been swept in seven season series with three months to play. Their 8-19 record for June is the worst in a month since 1980, per FOX Sports.
The Angels does not have a bad team but they are hit by the injury bug this season. They already used 43 players this year as injuries to Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Joe Smith, C.J. Wilson, Andrelton Simmons and Yunel Escobar is too much to handle.
The 2002 World Series champions also have one of the worst farm systems in baseball. They need to make some big moves in order to replenish their minor league teams. The Angels also have the best player in baseball, Mike Trout.
The 24-year-old is having a great season despite the team’s woes but will the Angels even think of trading him even though he has not entered his prime? If the Angels do, the prospects they will receive is going to be a great haul and it’s enough to replenish their farm system.
However, general manager Billy Eppler insisted that he will not be trading Trout but he will be making some moves at the deadline and in the winter. He is still planning to make the Angels contenders despite all the difficulties that lie ahead.
“There is no doubt we want to be a contending team, year in and year out. Every move that we are going to make, whether it’s in July or the offseason, is for the betterment of the team,” Eppler said.
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