3 LA Angels Most Likely To Be Dealt This Winter
I know Zack Cozart is unlikely to be an Angel you were expecting to see here. With all of the infield talent the Angels have, Cozart has become a forgotten man as he rehabs another shoulder injury that is threatening his career.
However, the Angels still have him under contract for one final season. If Cozart is to come back healthy in Spring Training, he is as obvious of a trade candidate as they come. The former All Star is owed $12.66 million this upcoming season. However, with David Fletcher, Tommy La Stella, Andrelton Simmons, and Luis Rengifo all in tow for 2020, there’s no need for Cozart in Anaheim.
And if he comes back healthy and has a good Spring Training, the Angels should look to trade him. This isn’t really about what they’d get in return (which wouldn’t be much more than a PTBNL), but more about shedding salary and giving Cozart a new environment to start over in.
The Angels have more than enough infield talent. That was proven this year, and Zack Cozart had to sit by and watch as he lost his spot. However, he’s worked hard in rehab and deserves another shot. When Cozart is healthy again, the Angels should ship him somewhere, anywhere, that will give him playing time to try and redeem what was a practically nonexistent two seasons in Anaheim.