Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Could Mike Trout Really Ever End Up In Carmine Hose?

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For some reason, a number of otherwise solid media types are writing about the Angels trading Mike Trout. That's right, the guy who has won—or seriously contended for—the AL MVP in each of his four (full) MLB seasons. On top of this fantasy is now layered the notion that Red Sox honcho Dave Dombrowski is just the right kind of wheeler-dealer with the trade chips to pull it off. One goofy scenario has 'Double D' packaging Jackie Bradley, Jr., Yoan Moncada, Rafael Devers and Blake Swihart for Trout. After the Angels stopped laughing, they'd probably ask for Mookie Betts or Xander Bogaerts as well—or possibly Anderson Espinoza. The bottom line is that despite Dombrowski's history, despite Boston's rich prospect pool, and despite John Henry's deep pockets, this ain't happening, folks. Enjoy the team you have—full of young, athletic stars who are coalescing into a solid unit.