Phillies: Five blockbuster trade packages for Mike Trout

ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 02: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 2, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - AUGUST 02: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 2, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 03: Vince Velasquez #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 3, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – SEPTEMBER 03: Vince Velasquez #28 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 3, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

If we’re going by the model laid out in the Rosenthal article, the Phillies would give up a veteran bat, a young pitcher, and four of their top-10 prospect.

That’s a hefty package involving two former first round picks, a third baseman who can hit 25-30 home runs, a live arm with major league experience, and two very good pitching prospects.

Franco, Velasquez, and Irvin would immediately fill roles on the Angels major league roster, and Medina, Haseley, and Moniak could be top-five prospects in the organization, if not their top-three.

I think the Phillies would cringe at trading both Moniak and Hasely given the status of their outfield prospects. However, an outfield of Hoskins, Trout, and Herrera is not shabby whatsoever.

Arquimedes Gamoba is more than a flashy name for the organization to take on. He’s a highly-productive fielder with speed and a developing bat that’ll walk. Signed out of Venezuela as one of the 15th best international prospect, per MLB Pipeline, Gamoba is in Clearwater hitting .214 with 53 walks. He’s still a ways away, but the Angels need depth and he provides that at the top of their prospect sheet.

I still think Los Angeles backs off on this trade and would want more upside considering we know what Franco is at this point. It’s an enticing offer I think both sides would think long and hard about, but it’s not a stone cold lock for Los Angeles to take.

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