LAA Angels Trading Block: Blockbuster With Boston, Filling Holes in AL East
Boston Red Sox
I promised a blockbuster trade to you at the end of this article, and I’m pretty sure this qualifies. This trade would not just be the biggest move of the Angels’ and Red Sox’s offseasons, but the entire MLB offseason.
The Angels and Red Sox have been linked about a David Price trade for some time, a move that makes a lot of sense. Boston wants to shed salary, and in this trade they’d get rid of a net $40 million. They’d have to take Justin Upton from the Angels for the trade to work, but they might like that move considering he’s a big time bounce back candidate.
This trade would likely take the Angels over the luxury tax. However, it’d also give them a complete rotation, three of the five best hitters in baseball, and a lineup that ranks among the MLB elite. While Mookie Betts has been adamant about hitting free agency, a year in Anaheim alongside Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon could go a long way in recruitment.
While losing Patrick Sandoval and Brandon Marsh would hurt, this trade would open a legitimate window for the Angels to win a World Series. When you have the opportunity to do that as a general manager while keeping your top prospect in Jo Adell, you have to pull the trigger on that type of move.