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Angels Insider Shuts Down Mike Trout to Dodgers Trade Rumor

Late Friday night, a bombshell rumor was put out by MLB insider Hector Gomez that the Dodgers were interested in landing free agent Shohei Ohtani in free agency and trading for Los Angeles Angels star outfielder Mike Trout. This sent the baseball world into a frenzy about the possibility of the former teammates pairing up again with LA.

But almost as quickly as the report went viral, it was shot down. Angels insider Sam Blum poured cold water on the rumor that the Dodgers were looking at acquiring Halos star outfielder Mike Trout.

He did mention that anything can happen, but this was always going to be a long shot to happen. Even if the Dodgers wanted to land Trout, the Angels may not play ball and it takes two to tango.

Angels owner Arte Moreno has never been a fan of the Dodgers, and the likelihood that he would trade Trout to LA, even for a very strong prospect package, was low. He already isn’t happy that two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani could end up with the Dodgers, so having Trout head to Los Angeles as well may have been too much.

The Angels are in a state of flux at the moment, so moving Trout does make sense. They have multiple needs across their roster, but it seems that they plan to keep the star to rebuild their team around.

We are early into the offseason, but the rumor mill is in full swing. Even with the unlikely nature of it, if the Dodgers were to pull this rumor off, it would light up the baseball world like they haven’t in some time.

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Matt Levine

Matt is a passionate sports fan who loves writing about and covering the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL and NCAA. After growing up watching sports, Matt set out to work in the field, earning a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area.


  1. Thank goodness smarter heads will prevail. And that Hector Gomez guy needs to take a hike!

  2. I knew immediately after I saw the tweet that this Gomez guy was full of it. There’s ZERO chance Mike Trout is traded to the Dodgers. First, there’s no chance Moreno trades him to the Dodgers. Second, there’s no chance Trout accepts the trade and ends up being hated in Anaheim. And third, there’s no chance the Dodgers are taking that contract on for a guy who can’t stay healthy. It never made sense and it never will make sense. Hector Gomez is looking mighty dumb right about now. I don’t get why these journalists always decide to jump the gun on stuff like this. The need for them to be first to break these stories is idiotic.

    1. Spot on Jay. Slow news day and Gomez wanted clicks. Hey Hector, better figure out how to unload Rendon.

    2. Spot on Jay. Slow news day and Gomerz looking for clicks. Hey Hector, you and Angels need to figure a way to unload Rendon.

    3. You are so right. Unfortunately, the offseasons are typically slow for sportswriters and they resort to fabricating nonsense to keep producing content.

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