Report: Mike Trout Finalizing 12-Year, $430 Million Contract with Angels

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Good God almighty.

Get a load of this:


Writes Passan at ESPN:

The 27-year-old Trout, who has won two American League MVP awards and finished second four times, will receive an average of nearly $36 million a year, topping Zack Greinke‘s previous record average of $34.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The $430 million-plus total is more than 30 percent larger than the $330 million deal Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on March 2 and bests boxer Canelo Alvarez’s deal with DAZN by more than $65 million.

Not only is this deal bigger than Harper’s, it basically obliterates it. It pulverizes the Harper deal into dust. Trout was set to become a free agent in 2020, when we had hoped he’d he return home to finish out his career alongside Bryce in a Phils jersey.

I guess this will not be the case.

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  • Subscribe now March 19, 2019 at 10:25 am

    Nice recap on the Flyers win! Also amazing take on this twitter paste. Really rich stuff. Keep it up!

    • Kinked March 19, 2019 at 10:54 am

      Kev, bro, Jim Adair posted this way before you…. just sayin.

      • Kevin Kinkead March 19, 2019 at 10:55 am

        on what website?

    • Kevin Kinkead March 19, 2019 at 10:56 am

      here’s your Flyers recap:

      they ain’t lifting the Stanley Cup

      • Steve Mason Elite Unemployed NHL Goalie March 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

        Sixers ain’t winning anything either but we get 48 posts about them per day.

        • Kevin Kinkead March 19, 2019 at 11:12 am

          well Steve, I’d contact Kyle and tell him that you would like more Flyers posts from Anthony and Russ

          • Steve Mason Elite Unemployed NHL Goalie March 19, 2019 at 11:35 am

            Fair response.

            Thank you.

        • cheesedick March 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

          Cause the sixers are making the playoffs, flyers aren’t. PS…nobody gives a shit about the flyers right now. “Steve Mason, Elite Loser who posts on this site everyday”

          • Steve Mason Elite Unemployed NHL Goalie March 19, 2019 at 11:47 am

            Hi Cheesedick. Haven’t posted on here in about four/five days.

            Do not know what’s sadder, stalking someone on a local sports comment section, rooting for the Sixers or calling yourself. “Cheesedick.”

        • Mr “Not my problem” Kinkee March 19, 2019 at 11:58 am

          How about there’s 50 posts about Harper and Trout, but nothing about the actual ongoing Spring Training games?

          Do you have a phone number for Investor Relations?

          • Kevin Kinkead March 19, 2019 at 12:06 pm

            literally five people might read a spring training game analysis

  • Hextall's Glasses March 19, 2019 at 10:25 am

    If this is true then I guess he’s content to play out the rest of his career in obscurity. Shame.

    • Rob E March 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

      It is a win win for him. tons of money and he will never miss any Eagles games in October.

  • Cole March 19, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Thank God we spent the stupid money this year on Bryce. If we would’ve listened to all those idiots who just wanted to kick the can and save all the money for Trout in 2020 we would be sitting with our dicks in our hands today.

    • So Taguchi - Morning relief March 19, 2019 at 10:48 am

      This is kind of an unfair assessment. I was all for signing Bryce and im totally sitting around today with my dick in my hands.

  • 4 for 4 -365 days a year (all in on the cuz) March 19, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Trout is a pussy . Fuck him . Never going win shit

  • This is great, the libs of philly lose again March 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    but but but he loves the Eagles! He’s an Eagles fan! I don’t get this! He’s from Philadelphia! I mean he grew up 2 hours away but that is Philadelphia! but but but muh Russia.

  • larry March 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Can we talk about the Elephant in the room? If clown question Bryce isn’t publicly campaigning for Trout to leave LA, does this get done so soon? I think we all know the answer

    • Steve Mason Elite Unemployed NHL Goalie March 19, 2019 at 10:44 am

      The Angels and Trout were waiting for Machado and Harper to set the market and then they were going to work a deal. He was never leaving, nor were they stupid enough to give him the chance to leave.

  • Steve Mason Elite Unemployed NHL Goalie March 19, 2019 at 10:39 am

    So, basically, what I said three weeks ago Trout and the Angels were going to do they’re doing.

    Now I can’t wait for all the South Philly cheese mouths and sports radio callers to start hating on Trout. I guess Millville is not really Philadelphia after all eh?

    This town is full of idiots. “He grew up an hour and fifteen minutes from here and likes the Eagles so he’ll turn his back on the franchise he’s been with for almost a third of his life no matter how much money they spend on him because…PHILLY!”


    Thank God we don’t have to hear about this Harper-Trout thing for the next two seasons. When Wentz is playing for the Chargers in 2021 him and his boy Trout can reignite their bromance.

    • I Like The Cut of Your Jib March 19, 2019 at 10:42 am

      Well said!

    • Kate Devlin March 19, 2019 at 10:58 am

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. So true. The “he’s an eagles fan so he’ll sign here” was a typical loser Philadelphia argument. Sorry Philadelphians, but you’re the only people who’s whole life revolves around a football team. Can’t wait to hear all the “hot takes” on the radio today. Hahahahah. LOSERS

      – Kate

      • Fuck It March 19, 2019 at 1:05 pm

        not sure an expert on sex robots should be calling anybody a loser

  • So Taguchi - Phillies Legend March 19, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Maybe now we can trade back for Carlos Santana. I remember a long time ago for the Phils he hit a tv that was playing Fortnite, which was crazy because hit batting average was so low it must have been hard for him to hit the tv.

  • FORTNITE IS FOR LOSERS March 19, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Like the other guy said, Trout won’t win shit with the Angels.

    What should be your main concern is that Gabe Kapler ALLOWED
    the phillies players to play any kind of video game during the game.
    For that alone, he should be fired.
    Who’s coaching this team anyway? Gabe Kapler or Gabe Kaplan?

    • TS March 19, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      I’m sure that EVERY team in baseball has players sitting around the clubhouse at the end of the season when they aren’t playing….with all of the minor league call-ups, there probably isn’t even enough room in the dugout for everyone to watch the games. Let’s all over react and get another coach fired before he even begins…..

    • are you sexist? March 19, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      How do you know it was a guy? I’m filing a lawsuit!

  • OverBryced March 19, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Enjoy me

  • Kate Devlin March 19, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Ok, thanks for letting me know!

    – Kate

  • He will still be sitting in his field level end zone seats in the Fall March 19, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    Though if the Angels ever put it together you won’t see him till after November 1st.

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