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Baseball Is Dead Episode 186: No Trade For Trout

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Mike Trout wants to stay with Angels, stating that requesting a trade would be “taking the easy way out.” We’re talking about why he doesn’t want to leave and why he’s so heavily scrutinized for wanting to stay. Spring training is here and we still have tons of free agents without jobs. Snell, Montgomery, Chapman, and Bellinger are all still looking for a home in 2024. We’re talking about where they might go and why it’s taking so long. Manfred announced his 5-year retirement tour and proposed a free agency deadline and we talk about what that could look like if it came to fruition. We also have more Anthony Rendon comments on not prioritizing baseball reenacted by Jared and Dallas. Also: update on the A’s situation, Padres problems, Liam Hendriks to the Red Sox, Woodruff back to the Brewers, 1931 MVP Hindsight, Story Time With Joe, and our Mt. Rushmore of catchers. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week! If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-777 7/visit (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-877-770-STOP (7867) (LA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA/MI/NH/NJ/NY/OR/ PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. Min. $5 deposit required. Eligibility restrictions apply. See for details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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