Angels And Mike Trout Discussing Multi-Year Extension
According to Mike DioGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, the Angels are looking to reach a multi-year deal with outfielder Mike Trout around the start of the 2014 season.
Trout–who is still in the pre-arbitration stage of his career and won’t have a say in how much he makes in 2014–has been baseball’s best bargain over the last two seasons. The young superstar made just $510,000 last season after finishing 2nd in American League MVP voting for the 2nd consecutive year and led the AL in runs scored (109) and walks (110), at the age of 21.
To put that salary number in perspective, Trout made $18,888 per home run 2013. Teammate Albert Pujols made $941,176.
Although Trout and his agent were obviously disappointed about his contract last season, the two-time all-star is expected to become one of the highest-paid players in baseball–if not the highest, and could reach a number that even Clayton Kershaw and Robinson Cano could not.
The thing is, at age 22 and already widely considered the best player in baseball, he might be worth it.
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