Red Sox could be a destination for Mike Trout, per MLB insider

Could three-time AL MVP Mike Trout be headed to Boston?
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout / Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/GettyImages

The Boston Red Sox have been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Shohei Ohtani. But what about is Los Angeles Angels teammate?

While this would have come across as heresy two or three years ago, there are rumors floating around that Angels' outfielder Mike Trout may be on the trade block this offseason.

If the Halos do decide to part ways with the three-time American League MVP, one MLB insider suggests that the Red Sox could be a possible destination for Trout.

MLB insider speculates that Red Sox could be landing spot for Mike Trout

During a conversation on MLB Network Radio, MLB insider Steve Phillips threw out the Boston Red Sox as a possible destination for Mike Trout if the Los Angeles Angels decide to move the 11-time All-Star this winter.

There is so much to discuss when it comes to the Angels' offseason plans, that the idea of trading Trout seems like an afterthought at the moment. There's the possibility that Angels owner Arte Moreno could sell the team, manager Phil Nevin's future has yet to be decided, and of course Shohei Ohtani is a free agent.

Phillips, who was the New York Mets GM from 1997-2003, suggested that if Los Angeles makes a serious attempt to re-sign Ohtani, Trout may then become expendable because of his massive contract. According to Spotrac, Trout is under contract through 2030 with an average annual value of $35.5-million.

When the question was posed to Phillips about what he'd do if he were in Trout's shoes, there was no hesitation. "Gone. I'm gone. I'm out. Way gone. I'm done," Phillips said. He then rattled off the name of possible landing spots like the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, New York Mets, and Boston Red Sox.

This will be a story to follow throughout the offseason, but we may not get much resolution until everyone finds out where Shohei Ohtani will be playing in 2024.

But, let the speculation begin. If the Los Angeles Angels, who mortgaged their future at the trade deadline, are unable to re-sign Ohtani, Mike Trout may be the next player to leave southern California. Keep an eye on the hot stove this offseason.

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