Mike Trout Found Out on Twitter That Joe Maddon and the Angels Might Move Him Off Center Field

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Mike Trout Found Out on Twitter That Joe Maddon and the Angels Might Move Him Off Center Field

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The good news is that Mike Trout is healthy after a dramatically shortened 2021 season (calf). No one wants baseball to be without the best player in the world, and we’ve all gotten too little Trout the last couple years.

The medium news is that Trout might have to move out of center field eventually, as nod to the fact that he’s now 30, coming off that injury, and eventually the time will come.

The bad news is that Trout found out that the Angels were already considering moving him … on Twitter:

Good that they got back on the same page, but geez. You, uh, don’t want that happening to your franchise superstar. There were sometimes communication-related questions when Joe Maddon was with the Cubs, and although Maddon was just answering pretty normal questions, I would think that’s a sufficiently sensitive topic that more care would be warranted.

Meanwhile, this is Maddon’s final year under contract with the Angels, who undoubtedly want to maximize this window when they still have Trout and Shohei Ohtani. That is to say, everything about the Angels this year is going to be magnified.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.