LA Angels trade rumors: Team waiting until last minute to trade starters

Alex Cobb, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Cobb, LA Angels. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports /

Wednesday’s game could have been much more important for the LA Angels than most realize.

In fact, tonight’s game may end up being a lot more important for the Angels than most realize.

That’s because according to FanSided MLB Insider Robert Murray, the Angels are waiting until we get very close to the deadline to make their final decisions on trading Andrew Heaney and/or Alex Cobb. Murray explained that they are waiting to make the best possible decision on whether they want to be buyers or sellers.

The LA Angels are above .500 right now, and need to win tonight to prove they should buy at the deadline.

Just a couple of days ago, Murray did say that the LA Angels were going to sell, but he said they were going to sell “to an extent.”

I get the vibe that if the Angels were below .500 by the time of the trade deadline, they’d sell. They literally can’t try to rebuild, as there is no way they’re going to throw away their franchise cornerstones in Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.

The good thing for the Angels, however, is that Murray expressed that major league sources have told him that both Heaney and Cobb are drawing ‘strong’ interest.

The starting pitching market is simply dry this year, and as for Heaney, teams are willing to bet on him being better with a change of scenery. As for Cobb, he has quietly had a nice year, and I absolutely believe that teams are interested in him due to his progressions these past couple of years.

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If the Angels lose tonight, look for them to potentially sell a bit harder than they may have originally hoped. There’s a reason they’re waiting as long as they can to do this.