Move aside Bryce Harper, because Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are close to agreeing to the largest contract in professional sports history. As reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN, Mike Trout has been offered a 12-Year, $430 Million extension.
After being selected as the 25th overall pick in the 2009 MLB draft, Mike Trout would make his professional debut during the summer of 2011, going on to win the AL Rookie of the Year, and be selected to the AL All-Star Team during the 2012 season. From there, Trout’s career has only skyrocketed.
To date, Trout has notched a .307 BA, with 240 HRs, 648 RBIs, and a .416 OBP in 1,065 games. In that time, he has made the All-Star list seven times, winning the AL MVP twice, the AL Hank Aaron Award winner in 2014, and has won the Silver Slugger Award a total of six times.
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Trout would have been a free agent after the end of the 2020 season, with many predicting that he would have been able to command some truly insane numbers from teams like: The Yankees, The Phillies, The Dodgers, and others!
However, the Angles saw an opportunity to keep a once in a generation player for, what will most likely be, the rest of his career – and they took it!
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