With the LA Angels looking to be buyers this free agency, the crew here at Halo Hangout got together to answer the most urgent trade deadline questions for Angels fans.
1.) Of all the names on the trade market, which starting pitcher do you want to see the Angels add and what would you give up for him?
Mark Wilkens (@HalosClippers): Syndergaard. Unfortunately, it appears the Mets aren’t taking offers from anyone other than the Padres and Braves, but Syndergaard’s age, controllable years, and track record are all things that would fit very well into the Angels’ goal to contend in Mike Trout‘s prime.
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Ryan Falla (@rmfalla): Of all the rumored trade prospective trades for starting pitchers floating around this trade deadline, from Syndergaard to Robbie Ray, Stroman and Mike Minor, I would rather the Angels target someone like Ray or Minor. Sydergaard and Stroman would require a kings haul of the Angels best of the best in terms of prospects, likely a package centering around all of OF stud Brandon Marsh and starting pitcher Jose Soriano plus others.
While I don’t mind the Angels giving up a strong package for a multi-year controllable starter there really is no rush for a front line ace given the Angels shaky Wild Card status this season. Next year the Angels will have the chance to throw money at Gerrit Cole to bring him back home to Southern California and load the front of their staff with the returning Shohei Ohtani and Gerrit Cole.
David Peng: There are a couple of notable names on the trade block, but I don’t think the Angels have the goods to get those guys. I’m not trading Jo Adell, and the Angels don’t really have other minor league talent with enough upside to get someone like, say, Noah Syndergaard.
David Rice (@calfladave22): The names on the market that are the most attractive to me for the Angels are Noah Snydergaard, Marcus Stroman, Robbie Ray, and maybe Matthew Boyd. I would give up Patrick Sandoval, Brandon Marsh or Jordyn Adams, and maybe Kyle Bradish in Single-A. (No to Jo Adell, Canning, or Suarez).