Mike Trout's Expected $432 Million MLB Deal Will Make History

Mike Trout's Expected $432 Million MLB Deal Will Make History

Mike Trout's Expected $432 Million MLB Deal Will Make History

The Angels got a massive bargain. The agreement, originally reported by ESPN, tacks on 10 years to the final two seasons remaining on Trout's $144.5 million agreement with the Angels.

Check this out: By Wins Above Replacement, Trout has been worth more than Harper and Machado combined. He finished as runner-up for American League MVP in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018.

Trout, 27, will receive an average of approximately $36 million per year, which tops Zack Greinke's previous record average of $34.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to ESPN.

Trout is viewed differently as a home-grown Angels player and forms a core with Japanese star two-way player Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

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

Mike Trout will reportedly stay an Angel for the foreseeable future. Does a contract like Mike Trout apply more pressure to somebody like him to turn things around or else [Angels owner Arte] Moreno's gonna move in a different direction?

No one can fault the man for securing guaranteed multi-generational wealth and a commitment from the only franchise he has known as a professional. The expectation for the Phillies - or at least the hope - was that the team could make a run at Trout, a south New Jersey native and Philadelphia sports fan, when he hit the open market at the end of the 2020 season.

So Betts very well may be looking at doubling that $200 million offer when he comes to free agency after the 2020 season. This is easily the largest contract in baseball history, breaking Bryce Harper's record. To say he is deserving of $430 million deal would be the understatement of the century.

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