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LA Angels Roundtable: Halos Trade Deadline Edition

By Vincent Page
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 01: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 1, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 01: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 1, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /
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3.) Are you in favor of buying, selling, or standing pat?

David Peng: I’m selling. As well as the Angels have been playing lately, they’ve been doing on the backs of the offense. They don’t have the starting pitching to realistically compete. I would make Kole Calhoun available. He’s having a tremendous bounce back season, his value won’t ever be higher. The Angels should see what the Red Baron can fetch.

Mark: Anything but standing pat. I’m hoping there’s a plan to buy controllable players who will contribute beyond this year, and to offset it, there may be some light selling. But with other fringe teams like the Giants rising up with similar plans, the Angels could be priced out of the market unless they do out their biggest trade chip, Jo Adell, on the table.

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Ryan: The Angels have a great chance to shore up their starting rotation for 2020 far in advance of the coming offseason. The team clearly desires to compete now with Mike Trout in his prime and to do that they need to secure the rotation for years to come.

The Angels may have the tools to offer a lights out package that doesn’t involve Adell and secure Marcus Stroman or Noah Syndergaard, but the chances on that aren’t too likely. Mike Minor is the easy option, but if the Angels really want to shore up the middle of their rotation with controllable youth than Robbie Ray would be the way to go.

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