Hunter may be the vocal leader and face of the Angels franchise, but his performance does not justify his salary. The Halos owe him $18 million this year and $18 million in 2012.
Hunter’s offense has been below average this year—.242/.325/.397—and at this stage of his career, he’s no longer an elite outfielder.
The Angels will surely want to extend the contracts of Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and other key players. Is it time for management to consider trading Torii Hunter so they can pay other players who are actually performing?
If they do, here are five possible trade scenarios.