Long-term owner Arte Moreno has intimated that the team is indeed for sale. This is massive news in the MLB business world as it isn’t often that a team is made for sale, let alone in one of the biggest markets in the world.
With that said, perhaps an incoming owner would like the long-term costs of the team to be kept low to start their tenure in which case Mike Trout would have to be sold. Or, they want to start fresh. Another avenue is that Mike Trout is done with the Angels. No one would blame him for that.
Trout is in his 12th season with the Angels. For most of that time, he has been the absolute best player in the MLB. Though he has dealt with injuries over the last few seasons, he’s still one of the best to play baseball today. He will be ranked among the absolute best MLB players, perhaps the best, by the time his career is done.
However, fans of baseball needs to see Mike Trout play October baseball. That is something the Angels haven’t managed to do despite having Trout and superstar Shohei Ohtani. This is why the Angels might entertain trading Trout. This would be the best way to set up a rebuild or a quick rebuild. The Houston Astros need a centerfielder or left fielder and have the ability to pay Trout’s contract and prospect cost.