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Top 5 moves LA Angels could make for now and the future before trade deadline

By David Rice
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JULY 23: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Comerica Park on July 23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JULY 23: Matthew Boyd #48 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning at Comerica Park on July 23, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /

Matthew Boyd may be the most intriguing candidate that the Angels could possibly get.  He is still very young at 28 and he also still has three years of club control at a very reasonable salary.  Boyd is a lefty with a tremendous upside, but his career numbers are very pedestrian.  Boyd has a 28-43 record with a 4.85 ERA and a 1.307 WHIP.

This season Boyd is 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.126 WHIP.  He could fit in nicely into the top of the Angels rotation for years to come.  Couple Boyd with Shohei Ohtani and you have serious one-two punch for three years to come.  The problem with Boyd is that he could come at a huge cost. The Tigers would probably ask for Jo Adell and a couple of mid-level prospects to get a deal done.

Boyd would be one of the type of controllable pitchers that would be worth giving up a top prospect to acquire. The Tigers are playing the Angels right now so it could be a quick trip across the field if the Angels were to acquire Boyd.

Chances for the Angels to acquire Boyd – C

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