With the Angels looking for offensive help and the Brewers expected to be aggressive sellers at the trade deadline, it would make sense for the teams to match up on a trade. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the teams have been in talks already this summer, with the Angels showing interest in Adam Lind and Gerardo Parra.
Rosenthal notes that the talks took place before Jerry Dipoto resigned as Angels' general manager, so interim general manager Bill Stoneman may not show the same amount of interest in Parra and Lind. No deal was ever close between the sides before Dipoto's resignation, and the Angels' recent management crisis likely stalled to all of the team's trade talks.
The Angels' interest in Lind has been reported before, and they have also been linked to Ben Revere (Phillies), Brandon Moss (Indians), Andre Ethier (Dodgers) and Jay Bruce (Reds) as they look for an upgrade over Matt Joyce in left field. The team has expressed somewhat of a willingness to dangle starter C.J. Wilson for a bat, though it is unclear if they would be willing to move one of their most important rotation pieces in the middle of a pennant race.
Milwaukee is expected to aggressively sell off veterans at the deadline, with pending free agents like Lind and Parra among the most likely to be dealt. Francisco Rodriguez, Kyle Lohse, Matt Garza have also been mentioned in rumors, with Jonathan Lucroy, Jean Segura and Carlos Gomez considered unlikely to be traded.