Mike Trout is a true generational talent.  At only 25 years old, Trout’s production and skill-set puts him along-side the likes of all-time greats Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Ted Williams, Al Kaline and Miguel Cabrera.  With the Los Angeles Angels 16.5 GB in the AL West and a barren farm system providing a bleak outlook for the near future, the whispers of exploring a trade of the super-star center-fielder have become louder.

In this episode of CapFigure Podcast, Ryan and Tom explore all aspects of a potential blockbuster deal for Trout.  After deriving an approximate value for the 25 year old center-fielder, Tom explores potential suitors that have the ammunition to pull the trigger on a deal.  Presenting packages comprised of both prospects and big-league ready talent, Tom attempts to pry Trout from the Angels as Ryan cynically attempts to discredit the merits of each trade.  Deal or No Deal…Hilarity ensues.


  • CapFigure Podcast Intro (0:00 to 1:45)
  • Exploring the Possibility of Trading Mike Trout (1:45 to 31:43)
    • Historical Perspective of Trout’s Performance
    • Determining Valuation of Trout (Performance, Contract, etc.)
    • Potential Trade Suitors & Packages of Assets

CapFigure Podcast takes listeners on an exhilarating journey through relevant topics within the world of professional sports’ organizations.  Ryan DePaulo, formerly of ESPN Radio, delivers a witty, unapologetic and unfiltered attitude to hosting the show; balancing the calculated, clean-cut demeanor of CapFigure Founder and former leveraged finance investment banker, Thomas L. McLaughlin.

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4 thoughts on “CapFigure Podcast – Episode 5 (Time to Trade Trout?)

  1. Wow – great segment. Tom McLaughlin nails it with his depth and breath of players, teams and more while Ryan DePaulo in some cases challenges Tom’s trade recommendations with his own knowledge of the game and players. Bottom line, their a solid and entertaining duo.

    Bring it on! Thoroughly in for Capfigure podcasts! Keep them coming!

    PS – best idea fr Tom for Astros to keep Trout and build team around him!

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