After the Miggy extension started bringing up what Trout would make on the open market, I started thinking about him signing with the Phillies since he was a fan of theirs growing up.
Then I started thinking, the Phillies (unless something drastic changes) aren't going to above mediocre for awhile, so would Trout risk signing with them even though it may be a childhood dream?
So my question is, you're a FA in your prime, you're off your arb eligible years and it's your first FA contract. You also weren't even in the playoffs with that team. You get offered a contract of say 10/250 (ends at age 38) from your childhood team but they aren't anywhere close to being ready to compete for at least 4+ years. You then get offered a 7/150 (ends at age 35) from a rival that you grew up hating but they are a young team in the middle of competing, just lost in the championship series the season before. These are the only two offers you got.
Who do you sign with?