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  1. #1
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    Angels, Mike Trout close to massive $430m, 12 year extension

    Woah. Big years, big money, but Trout is the generational talent. It's well deserved, and hopefully the Angels will also free up more resources to build a team around him in the coming seasons to compete for the World Series.

    Thoughts from Angels fans on this deal?

    Star center fielder Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing the largest contract in professional sports history, a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million that will smash previous records and could keep the greatest player of his generation with the Angels for the remainder of his career, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

    The 27-year-old Trout, who has won two American League MVP awards and finished second four times, will receive an average of nearly $36 million a year, topping Zack Greinke's previous record average of $34.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The $430 million-plus total is more than 30 percent larger than the $330 million deal Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on March 2 and bests boxer Canelo Alvarez's deal with DAZN by more than $65 million.

    Trout was due to be a free agent following the 2020 season, at which point he was expected to set off a frenzied bidding war among the largest-market teams in the game. The clamoring already had begun, with Harper lobbying for Trout to join him in Philadelphia, which is 45 miles from Trout's hometown of Millville, N.J. But the Angels will nullify that possibility by tacking on 10 years to the final two seasons of his current six-year, $144.5 million deal, sources told ESPN.

    Read More: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...430m-extension

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    Good for the Angels.


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    Smart move.. NOW SURROUND HIM WITH PITCHING TO CONTEND FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaiderNation24 View Post
    Smart move.. NOW SURROUND HIM WITH PITCHING TO CONTEND FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP.
    It's really a shame that the Angels don't have the outfield depth for them to make a trade work with the Indians for a starting pitcher. They would've been a great match for Kluber.

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