ORLANDO - Trade rumors regarding Angels slugger Mark Trumbo have gone back and forth thus far in the offseason. One week, he's definitely on the trading block while the next week the Angels are said to want to keep him.
The latest, from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports?
Sources: #Angels' Trumbo in play. Club officials view him as difficult to lose, but also as the piece who might bring them most in return.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 9, 2013
While it might be difficult to stomach dealing Trumbo, it could land the Angels pitching help -- which they definitely need. As usual, a bevy of teams would be interested in trading for a power-hitting first baseman, designated hitter or corner outfielder.
Trumbo, 27, hit .234/.294/.453 with 34 homers and 100 RBI last season. In three full seasons, he's hit 95 homers with a .250/.299/.469 line.
Trumbo isn't due to hit free agency until after the 2016 season.