Report: Mike Trout's Future In Anaheim In Question

After another disappointing season, one which will likely see the exit of two-way generational star Shohei Ohtani, it now appears that the Los Angeles Angels could also be willing to part ways with their other superstar, Mike Trout.

MLB Insider Bob Nightengale reports in USA Today that the first move, however, would be Trout's:

The Los Angeles Angels, perhaps for the first time, are open to trading All-Star outfielder Mike Trout if he indicates to them that he wants out. Trout has exclusive no-trade rights and said recently that he wants to have a private conversation with the front office and ownership about their direction. 

Trout is a 3-time MVP and 11-time All-Star, but the Angels have made the playoffs just once in his 13 seasons in Anaheim, and he did say "There are going to be some conversations in the winter, for sure," when asked how he's feeling about the team's direction, and his future. 

But as Nightengale also points out, Trout's value in any trade is nowhere near the level it once was. He's four years removed from his last MVP, and it's been five years since he's even been able to play as many as 140 games in a season. 

Assuming he doesn't play another match this month, he'll have missed 249 games the past three years due to injuries. 

And on top of that, he still has $248M left on his contract over the next seven years.

So, yes, the Angels would be willing to listen to trade offers, but what kind of return could they expect?  

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