Why the Phillies Should Trade to Bring Mike Trout Home (And Why They Shouldn't)

Mike Trout leaving Los Angeles is rumored, but ultimately unlikely. For the sake of dreaming - if he were to leave the Angels, wouldn't coming home to Philadelphia be the best story?

Jun 5, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27)
Jun 5, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (C) celebrates from
Jan 21, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (C) celebrates from / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Why It's Actually the Best Thing the Phillies Could Do

Yes, it's Mike Trout. Philly boy through and through. Birds season ticket holder and sometimes Sixers guest. He's a guy that might be more recognized in Delco than OC and could have whatever he wanted at Reading Terminal Market for free - especially if he started patrolling center at the Bank.

When Harper signed with the Phillies, he wanted no options and no outs, he just wanted to be a Phill and stay a Phill. He's a Las Vegas boy who loves the spotlight and has found it in an east coast city that he loves and the city has seemingly loved him back. He's embraced everything Philly is about and his efforts do not go unnoticed.

Now picture all of that with a guy that is actually from Philly.

Trout is so good that the spotlight needs him. Until Ohtani came along, Trout was the one generational talent everyone traveled far and wide to see play baseball. We've spent 13 years catching his highlights in the morning because nobody can stay up for the game. Ohtani saw what they did to Trout and then to him, and now he's bouncing. The Angels and their fans do not appreciate what they have had all this time and it's criminal.

The Phillies have a chance to right one of the greatest wrongs in the sports long history by bringing Trout to Philly, home, where he belongs. There is no cost too high for the storybook ending of a lifetime.

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