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Could Cubs pull off a blockbuster trade for Mike Trout?

by - Senior Editor -

The Anaheim Angels have been struggling during the early portion of the 2016 season as they have dropped seven of nine with a mediocre record of 13-18.

The Angels are universally regarded as having the worst farm system in the major leagues and their albatross contract of first baseman Albert Pujols still has $140 million left after this season.

So basically, the future is not bright.

The Angels' management could consider trading their superstar center fielder Mike Trout to get some quality talent back in their farm system.

"Can you imagine adding Trout to this [Cubs] lineup?," ESPN's David Schoenfield said recently. "I think you could convince Dexter Fowler to move to left field. The Cubs have Keith's No. 4-rated farm system, led by shortstop Gleyber Torres (No. 15), who is off to a slow start in Class A, hitting .191. Catcher Willson Contreras (No. 27), however, has a .451 OBP at Triple-A Iowa and would fill a big need at the big league level. Second baseman/outfielder Ian Happ, the ninth overall pick in the 2015 draft, is another high-upside bat and is hitting well at Class A. You also could ask for Kyle Schwarber, a perfect DH, or take a chance on Jorge Soler's production eventually matching his tools."

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