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MLB trade rumors: Angels "drawing trade interest" in Brian Goodwin and Jonathan Lucroy, per multiple reports

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MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

It appears that the hot stove is approaching a modestly lukewarm temperature.

According to Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney, the Angels are drawing trade interest in both Brian Goodwin and Jonathan Lucroy.

Goodwin, a 28-year old journeyman outfielder, has found his footing with the Angels this season filling in for the injured Justin Upton, posting a .287/.343/.480 line for a 117 wRC+ with -5 defensive runs saved. In 281 plate appearances, Goodwin has accrued a 1.0 fWAR and is under control for three additional seasons.

Lucroy, a formerly-good catcher, is now an acceptable backup at the backstop. Though rehabbing from injury due to a certain collision we will refrain from discussing, Lucroy has a below-replacement level -0.3 fWAR, a .671 OPS, and a -10.6 fielding runs above average (per Baseball Prospectus).

If the Angels can parlay either piece into a starting pitching prospect with average potential or a quality relief prospect, it would be nearly impossible to pass up that opportunity.