It appears that the hot stove is approaching a modestly lukewarm temperature.
#Angels drawing trade interest in Jonathan Lucroy as well as Brian Goodwin, source tells The Athletic. Lucroy playing last rehab game tonight, expected to be activated tomorrow. Dustin Garneau, Kevan Smith LAA’s current catchers. Interest in Goodwin first noted by @Buster_ESPN.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2019
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.