Aug 14, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo (44) warms up before the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

MLB rumors: Anaheim Angels unlikely to trade Mark Trumbo?

About a month ago, rumors began to leak suggesting the Anaheim Angels were willing to trade power hitter, Mark Trumbo.

It caught many off guard considering Trumbo is one of the premier power hitters in the game, but desperately needing pitching and stocked with talented offensive players (at least in name), the Angels felt they could take the ding if it helped their starting pitching.

Teams like the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies reportedly called on Trumbo, but neither team had the MLB-ready pitching the Angels desired and now it appears the team may be leaning towards keeping the first baseman:

Re: Trumbo, looks like Angels front office convinced the fair deal (top young starting pitching) to be worth trading Trumbo does not exist

Trumbo doesn’t come without his warts. Defensively he’s certainly adequate, but by no stretch a Gold Glove caliber type. Offensively Trumbo brings with him immense power but his on base percentage and batting average leave much to be desired, which likely resulted in low-ball offers the Angels weren’t interested in.

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