Photo credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Evans, writing for in an article titled Mike Trout a Phillie some day? It’s possible:

Mike Trout didn’t say no.

I asked Trout in Washington, D.C. a few weeks ago, with his first time as a professional in Philadelphia a few weeks away, if he envisioned possibly playing for the Phillies some day.

It’s certainly an impossible question to answer honestly, unless the answer is unequivocally that he doesn’t want to play for the team he grew up rooting for and he felt he was going to spend the next 20 years on the West Coast.

“You never know,” said Trout. “I’m just happy this organization gave me an opportunity to be here the next several years.”

The question was asked again of him in a press conference Tuesday before his first game in Philadelphia, and again he noted the time to make that decision is a few years away.

“When the time comes, we’ll see,” said Trout with a laugh.

Please make it stop.