Angels middle fielder Mike Trout stays the greatest participant in baseball, and he is nonetheless simply 27 years of age. Trout’s locked up via the 2020 season thanks to the six-year, $144 million contract extension he signed, however the Angels might already be serious about his long-term future.
Talking of which, here is this scoop from Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports activities:
The Angels are anticipated to try once more to make Mike Trout a lifetime Angel after they talk about a contract this winter, and one rival agent prompt Trout’s agent could be smart to wait till free brokers Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are signed to present the flooring.
As Heyman notes, the Angels needed to signal Trout to what would have been in essence a lifetime pact prior to inking him to that six-year contract. Will Trout be extra amenable this time round? That is exhausting to say. He is already achieved monetary safety after which some, so he’ll hardly be determined.
The Angels’ repeated incapacity to construct a contender round him will certainly be a consideration. Will the comforts of remaining an element of the group that drafted him outweigh Trout’s needs to go elsewhere? Or maybe he is optimistic about the Angels’ future on condition that Shohei Ohtani is in the fold for years to come.
Trout, who’s racked up greater than 60 WAR in lower than eight full seasons, is a future Corridor of Famer and already a franchise legend. The Angels, little question, would love to maintain him from ever placing on one other uniform. To attain that, although, will price them so much of cash and maybe guarantees to do extra to encompass Trout with a aggressive roster.