The Los Angeles Angeles are having ongoing conversations with the representatives of Justin Upton, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. This is not the only outfielder that the Angels are expressing interest in, as Morosi adds that they have discussed the idea of bringing in Jason Heyward.
#Angels also have considered signing Jason Heyward and moving Kole Calhoun to left field.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 8, 2015
With Trout and Calhoun, the Angels do have a need in the outfield and Upton, along with Yoenis Cespedes have been considered potential fits.
Upton, 27, hit .251/.336/.454 with 26 home runs and 81 RBI's in 150 games for the Padres last season. The former Padre, Brave and Diamondback is known more for his ability to hit for power than for a high average. Heyward on the other hand doesn't bring that level of pop, but has a top of the order bat with elite defense.
Position wise, Upton may make more sense. He's played left field a lot the last two seasons, although he has 769 career games in right. Heyward on the other hand has played mostly right field in his career, with a handful of starts in center.
It's very early, and all it's going to take is one of these outfielders signing to cause the domino effect that the baseball world is waiting for.