Los Angeles Angels Rumors: Should Not Trade Mark Trumbo

Mark Trumbo

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Everyone that knows the Los Angeles Angels knows that they did not play like everyone thought they would this season. That is true of the team as a whole but of course not true of every single player on the team. Mike Trout for example is probably going to win the MVP this season even though the team was bad. Trout has done his job and the same can be said of Mark Trumbo. Trumbo however is involved in trade rumors now for after the World Series.

Rumor has it that the Angels are interested in moving Trumbo for pitching of some sort. The Angels actually tried this around the July MLB trade deadline but only got a few bites. Now though they want to trade him again to get pitching help. Hey, I am the first to agree that the Angels could use some starting pitching but they can’t just get rid of their second most reliable hitter to get it. Come on guys!

Trumbo may have only batted .235 but he did so with 34 home runs and 100 RBI going into the final game of the regular season. How does it make good sense for a team that has struggled with their offense to trade away their 27 year-old steady and productive Trumbo for a middle of the road to decent starting pitcher? Even if they got a great one, Trout could be by himself next year driving in runs. Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton certainly can’t be counted on for anything beyond an average season. Just don’t trade Trumbo; goodness.

David Miller is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @davidmillerrant, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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  • Graphic Junkie

    I don’t agree. While I am a Trumbo fan and he did drive in runs, how many runs did he cost the Angels with his, let’s call it “less than stellar” defense? He doesn’t have speed to run the bases, he’s a strikeout machine (184 this season!!!) with poor discipline. He plays a lot of positions but none particularly well. I’d rather have JB Shuck playing every day. And while Pujols hasn’t played his best, last year he was .285, 30HR, 105RBI. This year he was hurt. I’d take an average Pujols over Trumbo any day. Angels have plenty of young talent that is more consistent than Trumbo.