What the heck did I just see? Did I really just see someone asking whether or not the Angels should trade Mike Trout? I seriously thought it was a joke but then I realized that this is a serious question being raised to baseball fans.
Just to be clear they are talking about the 24 year old player who has a Rookie of the Year award, an MVP award, 4 Silver Slugger awards, 3 time runner up to the MVP award, and oh by the way has a career .304 batting average and 146 HRs already. Yeah, that Mike Trout.
I get that the Angels system is empty. I get that they probably won’t be a very good team over the next few years. I’m a Mariner fan who sat through horrible years while King Felix was one of the two most dominating pitcher for a few years. I get it.
If the Angels trade Mike Trout they will lose the trade no matter what. You can’t win a trade when you give up a player that is so talented and so unique that the name they compare him to the most is Mickey Mantle.
Now if the Angels want to trade Trout to my Mariners I would be all for it. There isn’t a player in the Mariners system that I wouldn’t put in a trade for Trout. That is the problem for the Angels though. Every other team understands just how valuable Trout is and would take if in a heartbeat.
Do I think the Angels will trade Trout? No. Do I think they should? Oh heck no.
If it does happen though it will be the biggest block buster trade that I will ever see and will probably rank right up there with a little trade between Boston and New York involving a guy named Babe Ruth.