LA Angels: 3 players team could trade and still remain competitive
By Evan Desai
The LA Angels aren’t quite sure if they’ll buy or sell at the deadline yet.
Many of the names brought up in the trade discussion when it comes to the Halos are similar. You’ll hear about a lot of their arms, and maybe Jose Iglesias too.
Some of those pitchers, like Raisel Iglesias, could really crush the Halos’ chances this year. Some, however, wouldn’t have those types of major effects.
No. 3 player the LA Angels could trade and still remain competitive: Andrew Heaney
It’s safe to say that Andrew Heaney has been disappointing for the LA Angels this year.
Heaney has been fine for the Halos in the past, but this year he’s posted a 5.38 ERA. He at least hasn’t walked a lot of batters, only walking an average of three every nine innings, but his WHIP still has room for improvement.
His WHIP is sitting at 1.351, and has allowed a .257 batting average against him this season.
He has some trade value, however, because there are always teams looking for starters with veteran experience, and it’s not like Heaney hasn’t ever been good before.
Also, he’s still finding the zone. It’s not just that he hasn’t walked many, but he’s also struck out 11 batters per nine.
There will be teams interested in giving him that change of scenery that he needs, and all the Angels would be losing is a starter that hasn’t performed well at all this season.