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3 LA Angels players most likely to be traded after MLB lockout

Sep 5, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Jo Adell (7) high-fives
Sep 5, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Jo Adell (7) high-fives / Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 4, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Jo Adell (7) reacts after / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 LA Angels player most likely to be traded after MLB lockout: Jo Adell

Jo Adell has been speculated to be traded for quite some time. While he is a terrific prospect who has improved very much since his first taste of the Big Leagues in 2020, that makes him very valuable to other teams as well.

Adell hit two triples and drove in 26 runs in 35 games in '21. He's improved on defense, and many teams would be interested in making a move for him. The Halos are strong in the outfield, and would be able to handle the loss.

I wouldn't want them to do this, as we've spent years trying to develop Adell, and have had success. We should finish the process we've committed a lot of time to instead of moving off of him while we're already deep into it. If they want to net the biggest possible return for a legit starter, however, Adell may have to go.

This is why the Halos may want to elect to fix the staff through free agency, where there are plenty of cheap bullpen solutions and a couple of big starting arms still available. The trade market is where things get complicated.

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