Phillies: Five blockbuster trade packages for Mike Trout
Our third offer includes multiple major league players, but this time they’re both bats going to the Angels.
Our good old friend “cash considerations” goes along with Carlos Santana as the Angels solidify first base for the next two years. Paying off some of Santana’s contract won’t hurt the Phillies and it gives the Angels an opportunity to have Pujols be the DH while Ohtani recovers from Tommy John surgery.
Sanchez, Franco, Haseley, and Irvin reappear in the deal as either major-league ready players or top-100 prospects in baseball. Again, it hurts to lose Sanchez and Haseley in one deal, but I think Trout is the only player the organization would move both for.
JoJo Romero, the organization’s top southpaw pitching prospect, makes his first appearance in our trade proposals. Currently on the disabled list with Double-A Reading, Romero has a 3.80 ERA for the Fightin’s this year and is just 21-years-old.
Dylan Cozens is an interesting name in the organization after setting home run records in the minor leagues. With consistent playing time for the IronPigs he hit 21 home runs this year, but the 40 he hit for Reading in 2016 were legendary.
Cozens could get everyday playing time for the Angels as a corner outfielder and hopefully provide them some pop lost by Trout.