With the Major League All-Star break nearly over, the attention will quickly turn to the looming trade deadline on July 31. With that, it’s understood that all eyes will be focused on whether or not the Tampa Bay Rays are able to move David Price. If they can, however, don’t expect the Los Angeles Angels to be one of the teams on the other end.
While they can certainly use the starting pitching help out in Anaheim, they just don’t have enough prospects so make the move. And as general manager Jerry Dipoto came out and admitted recently to the Los Angeles Times, they’re in no way interested in moving pieces from their current roster they have in place.
“We’re not looking to move pieces from our major league club,” Dipoto said.
He also did admit that he would like to see the pitching depth in the rotation become stronger, but he won’t ruin team chemistry to make that happen.
“We’re open to the idea of getting deeper on the pitching side,” Dipoto said. “We’ll see how that plays out. But our team is gelling, and we don’t want to detract from that.”
The Angels, heading into the second half of the season, are currently 1.5 games behind the AL West leading Oakland Athletics, so bringing Price in would have the potential to be a difference maker. But they won’t ruin the roster to pay that price.