Flip and find out what we are hearing about the Los Angeles Angels trading Mike Trout…
Murti claims the scout told him:
“You don’t accumulate all those prospects with the intent of keeping them all. They have value and it makes complete sense to spin off four of five of them for Trout. It’s very much a Yankees kind of move and makes too much sense for them.”
The same scout noted that the Angels have one of the weakest farm systems in baseball, so dealing Trout to the Yankees would be a quick way to restock it. The only downfall of that would be PISSING off Angels fans.
The Angels GM, Billy Eppler said:
“Nobody wants to trade that guy. Billy can’t be the guy who traded Mike Trout. Arte Moreno (the Angels owner) can’t be that guy. It would be like the Bulls trading Michael Jordan in his prime. The only thing that team has going right now is Mike Trout. Without him they’d be a Triple-A team.”
In a disappointing 74-88 season last year, Trout appeared in 159 games for the second straight season and had a .315/.441/.550 slash line with 29 home runs, 116 RBI, 123 runs scored and 30 stolen bases. He is signed in L.A. through 2020, with his salary set to jump from $19 million to more than $33 million in 2019.
The Yankees already had to apologize to the Angels once when they made this comment about Trout. On the flip side, we all know that the Yankees would love to have Trout join their franchise.
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