Angels: Four players they could trade for in 2020
4) Marcus Stroman
The Mets expect to compete in 2020, which could leave Stroman off the market, especially over a short season. However, the super-competitive starter is due to become a free agent in 2021, the Mets gave up a lot to get him, so it’s possible, if they fall out of contention, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen will look to restock a farm system he has skimmed along the top to acquire veteran talent in recent years.
The loss of Noah Syndergaard to Tommy John surgery either means the Mets need more pitching depth, or will no longer require it if his loss puts them out of contention.
For the Angels, while their starting staff should be improved this season, it still causes reason for concern. The 2020 Angels could have an historic batting lineup, so it would be a shame to waste that production with poor pitching support.
Stroman is set to make $12 million in 2020, so the Angels could easily fit his salary under the luxury tax threshold, while helping the always cash conscious owners in Queens.