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Angels trading Mike Trout is a dumb deal that would make no sense for any team

Angels trading Mike Trout is a dumb deal that would make no sense for any team

One Angel on the disabled list Wednesday, two Angels on the disabled list Tuesday, four starters and a closer and two shortstops already there. General managers are nothing if not opportunistic, even if they cloak that trait in sympathy.

"Sorry, buddy. Tough luck. But, hey, if you want to talk about trading Mike Trout, we're here for you."

How many calls has Billy Eppler, the Angels' first-year general manager, taken about Trout?

"None," Eppler said.

Hard to believe, maybe, but those inside the industry might understand what so many outsiders apparently do not. There is no compelling reason for the Angels to trade Trout now, and there...

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