Angels Rumors: What the reported trade for Aaron Judge could look like
By Alfonso Cerna
An outfield of Mike Trout and Aaron Judge? Now that would be something to see. This scenario was reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney with a trade between the Yankees and Angels involving Judge which had been discussed during this past offseason.
Judging by the Judge-talks in Anaheim, Olney makes it seem as if it weren’t as serious as it sounds, rather the Halos were simply checking in on the 6-foot-7 slugger.
"“It was the lightest of flirtations,” Olney said. “And perhaps a door-opener for other names.”"
Prior to the start of the season, the Angels were searching for another outfielder and made a trade with the Cardinals for their eventual Opening Day right fielder, Dexter Fowler. The veteran was sent from St. Louis in a pure salary dump that saw the Cardinals pay $14.75 million of Fowler’s $16.5 million figure this season. Unfortunately, Fowler’s season came to an end on April 8, after a misdiagnosed knee sprained turned into a torn ACL a few days later.
The Angels would take a big roll of the dice if it means trading for Aaron Judge.
General Manager Perry Minasian and the Angels decided to go cheap and low-risk with the Fowler move. It was also due in part to the young players thought to be the eventual future starters in the outfield: Jo Adell, No.1 prospect Brandon Marsh, No.3 Jordyn Adams.
Fowler simply acted as a low-priced place holder, while Judge would have been a move if the Angels were serious about taking a risk to contend for a World Series.
From what we’ve seen thus far, would Minasian and owner Arte Moreno be willing to roll the dice?