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Mike Trout to Sign Largest Contract in Professional Sports History

20 March, 2019, 00:26 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • MLB News Mike Trout Signs Record Deal with Anaheim Angels

The Angels got a massive bargain.

Players and owners are sparring over the changing economics of free agency, where some players are getting paid less than expected.

The Angels have given out their share of huge contracts, but Albert Pujols' deal expires after the 2021 season and Justin Upton's runs through the 2022 year.

Trout's deal includes a signing bonus and would supersede the NZ$210.6 million, six-year contract that had been set to pay him $96.9 million over the next two seasons.

A 7-time All-Star selection, Trout has won two American League MVP awards and is widely considered to be baseball's most complete player. He finished as runner-up for American League MVP in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.


The deal smashes the 12-year, $330 million contract Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on March 2, as well as the 10-year, $300 million contract infielder Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres in February. Trout will stay in Anaheim for the foreseeable future as the Angels lock down their fan favorite.

Trout is batting.310 with 30 home runs and 28 stolen bases in 124 career games against the A's.

The Los Angeles Angels are taking one big step to make star outfielder Mike Trout an Angel for life, according to a report from ESPN's Jeff Passan.

"If you don't think I'm going to be calling Mike Trout in 2020 to have him come to Philly", Harper said, "you are insane". There might be a Shohei Ohtani extension in there at some point, but by no means are the Angels going to be handcuffed from exploring deals to build a team around Trout.

And, more than that, it gives them Mike Trout - the Mike Trout - for the remainder of a career that might well wind up among the greatest of all time.

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