Mike Trout Trade: Angels slugger feels 'there might be a time' he considers a move away from Anaheim

Mike Trout Trade: Angels slugger refuses to take
Mike Trout Trade: Angels slugger feels 'there might be a time' he considers a move away from Anaheim amid team's ongoing struggles

Mike Trout has been the subject of numerous trade rumors. With things in Anaheim going very poorly lately and no real help on the horizon, many believe it's time to tear it all down and rebuild completely. That includes moving on from Trout, who would presumably get a haul in return.

Mike Trout recently admitted that he could see a time when he might consider accepting a trade, but since he signed that contract, he is going to be loyal to the club:

"You know, there might be a time. I really haven't thought about this. But you know, when I signed that contract, I'm loyal."

The outfielder, however, wants no part in that just yet. According to MLB reporter Jeff Passan, that time is not now. He doesn't want to take the easy way out just yet, and he even wants to see them go for it right now.

Passan tweeted on X, formerly known as Twitter:

"Mike Trout just said he does not want to be traded now — he called it 'the easy way out' — and that he’s been pushing Angels owner Arte Moreno and general manager Perry Minasian to sign one of the remaining big free agents."

Trout doesn't want to move on from the one team he's played for despite only making one postseason appearance in his entire big-league career. In fact, he wants to stay and wants to see the team improve via free agency.

Mike Trout pushing team to improve roster after refusing trade

The Los Angeles Angels are not good. Save for Mike Trout, there's just a smattering of talent on the roster. Despite that, the superstar slugger does not want to be traded and in fact wants the team to be aggressive ahead of the regular season next month.

Mike Trout does not want to be traded
Mike Trout does not want to be traded

Trout has pushed GM Perry Minasian and owner Arte Moreno to go after some of the remaining star free agents. Even as teams have reported for spring training, there are three of the biggest free agents left.

Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery were considered among the five best free agents this offseason and they still don't have a home. That means the Angels could easily swoop in.

All of them make sense. All teams need good pitching, and good left-handed pitching is a bonus. Both Snell and Montgomery are that and would be great for the Angels.

Bellinger would presumably play center field and allow Trout to move to a less-demanding outfield spot, perhaps saving his body from injury and allowing him to play a full season.

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