Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Mike Trout upstages Bryce Harper again

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has been offered the largest deal in North American sports history APLos Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has been offered the largest deal in North American sports history
Cassandra Castillo | 19 March, 2019, 21:22

Of course the Angels are keeping Mike Trout.

Jeff Passan of ESPN first reported that Trout, 27, and the Angels are close on a 12-year, $430 million extension that does not include any opt-out clauses.

Phillies fans, talk-show hosts and other assorted hot-take artists will question Trout for his refusal to wait two years for free agency and "go to a victor".

The two-time American League MVP will receive an average of almost $36 million a year, according to ESPN. Furthermore, Trout's $430 million deal will become the largest contract in professional sports history, dwarfing Bryce Harper's $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Los Angeles' bustling farm system and the ability for owner Arte Moreno to parlay a $3 billion local TV deal into higher payrolls gave Trout enough security to lock down a deal through his age-38 season.

Boxer Canelo Alvarez signed a contract with DAZN worth a minimum of $365 million.

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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.

Check this out: By Wins Above Replacement, Trout has been worth more than Harper and Machado combined.

Bryce Harper's record deal didn't hold the title for long. He set new career bests in walks, at-bats per home run, on-base percentage, OPS and OPS+ in 2018, and it very much appears he is slowly eliminating failure. Speculation built that he could bounce to the Phillies when his contract expired - Trout grew up less than an hour away in New Jersey - but the Angels declared their commitment to the superstar.

Meanwhile, Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal "fainted" upon reading the news of Trout's pending payday and suggested he'll raise his kid to be a baseball player. He is already a seven-time all-star and two-time AL MVP with a career WAR of 64.3 in eight seasons, the most in Major League Baseball history through the age-26 season.

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