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The Top 3 reasons why the Angels should and shouldn’t re-sign Mike Trout.

By David Rice
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 17: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the American League and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 17: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the American League and Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees and the American League during the 89th MLB All-Star Game, presented by Mastercard at Nationals Park on July 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

3. Teams like the Yankees have a plethora of young talent they would trade for Mike Trout.

With the events over the past four seasons fresh in everyone’s mind, I want you to stop and think for a minute about how nice it would be to have some of the young talent teams like the Yankees would give up if the Angels were to trade them Mike Trout.  The Angels farm system is improving greatly, but it still doesn’t have many impact players that other team’s farm systems do.

Every time you turn around you are hearing about the next great Dodger, or Yankee, or Red Sox young stud that is tearing up the majors. Names like Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, Cody Bellenger, Walker Buehler, and Mookie Betts are just a few names that come to mind that are home-grown talent in their teams’ farm systems. Think about if the Angels had a few players like that not named Trout.

This could be a possibility if the Angels are willing to part with Trout. This could set up the franchise for years to come.  However as always it is a risk.  A proven commodity for a few unproven top prospects.

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