The internet was set ablaze this week with hot takes after Keith Law at ESPN ranked the Los Angeles Angels farm system last in Major League Baseball.
In his piece, he wrote: "They need a big draft this year to restock the system or we're going to start talking about whether it's time to trade Mike Trout."
This, of course, spawned plenty of conversations surrounding a hypothetical trade, but Angels owner Arte Moreno isn't even thinking of that possibility.
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"One hundred percent we are not trading Mike Trout," Moreno said in an interview with Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com. "We're not trading Mike Trout. It's not even in the thought process. Yes, we want to win. But we're not going to give up any part of what we're going to do in the future by making economic mistakes right now."
The "economic mistakes" he's referring to is the fact the team didn't splurge on a free agent this offseason to shore up their hole in left field. He defended the lack of spending, stressing the importance of future financial flexibility.
If the Angels want to win, though, now would be the time. Trout has been one of (if not the) best player in baseball since his rookie season in 2012. Last season, he slashed .299/.402/.590 with a career-high 41 homers.
They do have some time as the 24-year-old is under contract through 2020, but the clock is ticking.