I think there are three untouchable players in the Phillies entire organization: Aaron Nola, Rhys Hoskins, and Sixto Sanchez. Everyone else from Adonis Medina to Mickey Moniak to Nick Williams to Jorge Alfaro could be available in some form of a deal.
If Los Angeles wouldn’t do the deal without Sixto Sanchez, I think the Phillies would (somewhat) reluctantly pull the trigger on a deal involving their top prospect.
Medina, the organization’s second-best pitching prospect was reportedly involved with a potential Manny Machado trade with Baltimore that never transpired. The organization appears ready to deal him but dealing him and Sanchez is a stretch.
Alfaro has been considered the catcher of the future being under contract until 2024. Los Angeles needs a catcher. Would the Phillies re-sign Wilson Ramos and roll with Andrew Knapp as their backup for the next two or three years until a better option comes along?
Catchers are a rare commodity, so I think Alfaro would be safe from most trades, but not untouchable for Trout.
I think any outfielder in the organization outside of Hoskins is on the table. Would the Phillies trade both former first round picks Mickey Moniak and Adam Haseley?
Los Angeles’s farm system is so bad they may ask for both with the hope that Haseley can contribute as early as next summer and potentially be in the starting lineup for 2020.
Philadelphia’s most recent first round pick, third baseman Alec Bohm, could be of interest, but the Phillies likely view him as the third baseman of the future if Franco can’t produce.
Would former top prospect J.P Crawford be of any worth to the Angels? Never mind that he’s struggled in the big leagues, but with Simmons and Cozart already in place the Angels don’t need another shortstop with a great glove.
I also think any veteran aside from Hoskins and Nola would be on the table, so Franco, Herrera, Carlos Santana, and Cesar Hernandez are all potential pieces.
Los Angeles could use a first baseman with Albert Pujols continuing to decline, but Santana doesn’t seem like the kind of player the Angels would add. After going all-in with veteran players like Pujols, Jered Weaver, and C.J. Wilson they’ve changed their philosophy, instead adding younger stars like Zack Cozart, Andrelton Simmons, and Shohei Ohtani.
So with that being said, what would a potential trade package look like for one of the greatest players of all-time?