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Good morning baseball fans. The hot stove is heating up and rumors are starting to buzz.
Jurickson Profar is starting to generate some interest, with the Yankees among the teams inquiring on the Rangers shortstop.
Sherman notes that the Yankees "would have interest in Profar as a second baseman", and that the Mets and Padres could join the mix if he was indeed made available. However for now, Profar is undoubtedly in the Rangers' future plans, and a team would likely have to offer a great package at full value to pry him away.
Hot takes usually cause quite the controversy. This hot take from Halos Heaven may cause the most controversy all winter, as he discusses potentially trading Mike Trout.
And just imagine the haul that trading Mike Trout would bring in for the Angels! They could be set up for a generation by dealing a once-in-a-generation talent. If the Angels were to include Mike Trout in a trade package, not only would they be able to fill out some holes in the major-league roster in the hopes of fielding a competitive team in the short run, but they'd also be able to stack the cupboard in the minors for years of winning baseball to come. I can't even begin to speculate on what kind of players Mike Trout would net the Angels, but off the top of my head, I'd look to either the Colorado Rockies or the Baltimore Orioles.
Start with Nolan Arenado or Manny Machado and work downward through the minors, picking and choosing a set of position players to fill out the 2018 World Series Champion Angels roster. I'd be more inclined to go to the Rockies first. Not only is their farm system ranked really highly, but there would also be far less chance of Trout haunting the Angels over the next decade. Plus, Arenado is younger and isn't as much of a(n) [insult redacted] as Machado.
It didn't take long for former Nationals manager Matt Williams to find work.
Matt Williams has accepted the 3B coaching job with the Arizona Diamondbacks.— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) November 10, 2015
The Royals feel more confident in bringing back Ben Zobrist than they do about Alex Gordon and Johnny Cueto.
Cincinnati is willing to move Jay Bruce and Aroldis Chapman.
And Lance Lynn will miss the entire 2016 season because of Tommy John surgery.
Today in Baseball History: In 1987, Roger Clemens is the first pitcher since Jim Palmer to win consecutive Cy Young Awards, getting 21 of the 28 first place votes.