Former LA Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto is in full on sell mode with the Seattle Mariners. He has made the most deals of any team this entire offseason, and the Halos need to try taking advantage of their division rival.
The LA Angels have every opportunity in the world to take advantage of the Mariners. At this point in the offseason, Seattle’s front office must sound like the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Sell! Sell! Sell!
After recent trades that sent the likes of James Paxton, Mike Zunino, Edwin Diaz, Robinson Cano, and most recently Jean Segura out of town, now might be the perfect time for the Halos to take advantage of this Seattle fire sale and try to strike an interdivisional deal.
At 89-73, the Mariners were nine wins better than the Angels and if GM Billy Eppler could pick up a few more wins for the Halos by rummaging through the ashes of Seattle, then he must. That reason is exactly why interdivisional trades are not the most common, as teams do not like to take the risk of helping their direct competitors.
But if Seattle truly plans to sell off all of their assets, which of their players should the Angels attempt to target?