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I know what you’re all thinking Halo fans. Nobody wants to trade away Brandon Marsh, but with this trade, it would be more than worth it. The Angels have a ton of outfield depth, both at the MLB level and deeper in their organization. The Angels might be able to pull off this trade with Jordyn Adams instead, but Cleveland has the desire to stay competitive now, and Marsh could very well debut in 2020 if traded.
When I saw Mike Clevinger’s name on the trade market earlier this week I was somewhat shocked. After trading away Corey Kluber, Cleveland needs Clevinger in their rotation. But if they want to give the Angels another chance to land an ace, they can’t miss out on it.
And to be clear, Clevinger is an ace. He pitched his way to a 2.71 ERA last season. While health has been somewhat of a concern. His injuries aren’t catastrophic though, and could be tempered by joining a six man rotation in Anaheim.
While it’d cost them one of their top prospects, bringing Mike Clevinger back to the Angels would give the team they’ve needed for years.