LA Angels Trade Market: Making A Trade With Every NL West Team

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With the offseason in full swing, the LA Angels focus is on free agency. However, there are trades to be made, and we’ll be taking a look at every team in the MLB through this trade series.

We’ll begin with the LA Angels neighbors in the National League, as we take a look at one trade the Halos could stand to make with each of the five teams in the NL West.

I’m going to start off the article with the Rockies, simply because I touched on why the Angels would be a great fit for Jon Gray a couple of weeks ago. For the complete article on why that would be the perfect trade to jumpstart the offseason, click here.

Essentially, if the Angels are going to be spending big money on one (or two or three) free agent pitchers, they’ll need cost-efficient starters to fill out the rotation. Gray is under team control for two more seasons, making him a great fit for the Angels going forward.

The prospects sent away are pretty straightforward. Matt Thaiss’ pop that he showed in year one would only be amplified in Colorado. Meanwhile, Patrick Sandoval’s method of pitching would work well in the higher altitude. While the Angels would possibly have to give up a little more value, that would still be worth it when trading for a pitcher as good as Jon Gray.