3 potential trade partners for J.D. Davis

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Los Angeles Angels

One team that has very quickly become the bane of many Mets fans' existence is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as early on this off-season they poached two of the Mets' biggest free agents in pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Aaron Loup.

While some fans may be harboring hard feelings for the Angels, business is business and right now, the Angels are looking to make big moves for a potential run at the post-season in 2022, and are currently in the market for both a third baseman and left fielder, making them ideal candidates for JD Davis.

Prior to the 2020 season, the Angels signed All-Star third baseman Anthony Rendon to a 7 year contract, but last year, he only appeared in 58 games as he had to undergo season ending hip surgery half way through the year.

Rendon's primary replacement Jack Mayfield came nowhere close to replicating his offensive output, as he finished the year batting .224 with a .282 OBP. The Angels also saw their starting left fielder Justin Upton struggle at the plate, as in 89 games, he only hit .211 with a .296 OBP.

With Rendon's health status uncertain coming into 2022 and the Angel's alternatives at third and left field both struggling mightily last season, LA would be wise to bring a player that can cover either third base or left field in the event one or both of these positions need to be covered.

JD's defensive versatility and offensive production would certainly address that need nicely, and with the Angels already spending big money on the likes of Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani, Syndergaard and Rendon, hit low projected salary makes him an attractive option for the Angels.

While many Mets fans may not be jumping at the idea of the Angels taking yet another one of our players this off-season, they certainly meet the criteria as a landing spot for JD Davis.

Whether or not a trade ends up being made at all remains to be seen, but the Angels are certainly a team to watch.

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