MLB Rumors: Top 3 Teams Who Could Trade For Mike Trout

A report on the weekend cited that the Los Angeles Angels are open to trading Mike Trout, if he asks out. Trout said last week that he will be having some "conversations" with the front office this winter after yet another frustrating and disappointing campaign. Trout has made the playoffs with the Angels just once in his 13-year career. 

So if that day comes when he actually requests a trade, which teams will be ready to make a deal for the 3-time MVP, who still has $248M left on his contract over the next seven years?

The rumors have already started. Here are three teams at the front of the line.

Philadelphia Phillies

Trout is a Philly-area kid, grew up a Phillies fan, and we already know that owner owner John Middleton isn't afraid to open the vault in the pursuit of superstars. And president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is a master at wooing them.

San Francisco Giants

This team has taken several swings at bringing in the sport's top dogs in recent offseasons, only to continually fall short. They are desperate for a superstar, and Trout — even though his status is a bit tarnished due to continually missing large chunks of each season — would certainly fill the bill.

New York Mets

Owner Steve Cohen has the money, and showed last winter that he is definitely willing to spend it, so Trout's massive contract wouldn't be a hindrance. 

In addition, the Mets had a disastrous 2023, and could be looking at a big splash this offseason to try to win back the fans' confidence. GM Billy Eppler was the Angels GM from 2015-2020, covering two of Trout's three MVP seasons, and he certainly knows the 11-time All-Star as well as any executive in baseball.

Several other big spenders like the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers can't be ruled out, as well.

Now, it's all up to Trout himself to pull the trigger on a trade request. 

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