Mike Trout, baseball's $430 million man, is actually underpaid

20 March, 2019, 07:26 | Author: Amy Huff
  • Getty Images

Mike Trout is reportedly on the verge of signing the richest contract in professional sports history, a 12-year, $426.5 extension with the Los Angeles Angels that will include the two years and $66.5 million on his current deal, according to ESPN and the Orange County Register.

Trout's expected average annual salary in the new deal will best the previous record held by Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke ($34.4 million) and his overall contract will top the $330-million deal that Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on February 28 as the most lucrative in Major League Baseball.

Trout, 27, is a two-time American League MVP and had 39 home runs, 79 RBIs and a 1.088 OPS in 140 games last season.

WAR is not a ideal statistic by any means - and it is subjective enough that a second version, with different math, exists at Baseball-Reference.com - but using the above figures, it is fair to say Trout has been roughly 50 percent better than the second-best player in baseball, Donaldson, over the past six seasons. No player in history has put up more wins above replacement through his age-26 season than Trout's 64.3.

According to ESPN, the extension is for 12 years and $430 million.

Two dead in St Patrick’s Day horror in Cookstown Northern Ireland
The three teenagers who died in the incident have been named as Lauren Bullock (17), Connor Currie (16) and Morgan Barnard (17). A treasured friend and capable young lady with a bright future, ' she said. "You were the most down-to-earth, lovely soul".

‘Egg boy’ becomes a viral hit after egging controversial Australian politician
In the same speech, Anning called for drastic cuts to Muslim immigration and a return to racially based immigration policies. Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote: " Fraser Anning's comments today are contemptible".

Manchester United supporters react to drawing Barcelona in Champions League quarter-final
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique also played in the two finals against Man United , where he spent four years early in his career. This means an eye-watering final between Ronaldo's Juventus and Messi's Barcelona is still a possibility.

Mike Trout is the best player in the game. It sure seems like this contract will keep Trout in Anaheim the rest of his career though, and that's pretty cool.

So Betts very well may be looking at doubling that $200 million offer when he comes to free agency after the 2020 season.

Trout's close friend, Bryce Harper, openly bragged about trying to recruit Trout to Philadelphia after signing his own insane contract this offseason. Last season was maybe his best ever (.312/.460/.628 and 191 wRC+) and he still has multiple peak years remaining.

Since becoming the Angels' full-time centerfielder, Trout has been in the American League MVP conversation every season. He lives in southern New Jersey, and Harper said he was excited about trying to recruit Trout to join him in Philadelphia.



Cyclone in southeast Africa kills almost 150 people
Vast areas of land have been flooded, communications disrupted and roads destroyed as the cyclone batters southern Africa. It cut off more than 500,000 residents in the port city of Beira, one the country's largest cities.

Apple unveils new iPad, updates Mini ahead of video streaming launch
Apple just launched the new iPad Air - that's right, the iPad Air series is back - and a brand new 5th-generation iPad mini . A report by 9to5 Mac, quoting a tweet from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman , claimed that Apple would launch new iPads and iMacs.

Bangladesh cricket team recounts 'frightening' escape from Christchurch mass shooting
The terror attack in New Zealand came as a huge surprise as New Zealand is considered one of the safest countries on earth. The third and final Test match of Bangladesh's tour, scheduled to start in Christchurch on Saturday, was quickly scrapped .

What happened last time four English teams made Champions League quarter-finals
Obviously when I was growing up Ashley Cole came in and showed that you don't have to just be a defender as a full-back. It was extraordinary, we dominated the game, we had chances, we scored two goals and we were able to get one more.

Queen halts breakaway bid by Prince Harry and Meghan
She also has a political background in the United Kingdom having worked for the late Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell in 2005. Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have appointed Jason Knauf as their senior adviser.

At Least 49 Dead, 48 Injured in New Zealand Mosque Shootings
The country's worst mass shooting was in 1990 when a lone gunman killed 13 people in the small town of Aramoana. Prosecutors in Bulgaria launched a probe into a recent visit to the country by the terrorist behind the attack.

Tillerson Blasted Kushner for 'Endangering' US in Middle East, New Book Claims
Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false", Peter Mirijanian told ABC News on Tuesday. Donald Trump's affinity for the New England Patriots manifests itself in the strangest ways. "Every point that Ms.

Ronaldo paying Juventus back with goals galore
I wanted to us play like that also in the first leg, but then I changed something and it didn't go the right way. "In the history of Juve there was never a comeback like this", said Ronaldo.

Lewis Hamilton posts fastest practice lap in F1 2019 opening session
Hamilton is gunning for a third world crown in a row to close in on Michael Schumacher's all-time record of seven. Ferrari , who appeared to have the quickest vehicle in pre-season testing, were fourth with Sebastian Vettel .

Trump uses first veto to stop Congress from halting national emergency
Twelve Republicans had defected from the president to ensure the state of emergency declaration's failure in the Senate. President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office after speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, on February 15.