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Los Angeles Angels will reportedly lock Mike Trout under a lifetime contract offer

Los Angeles Angels will reportedly lock Mike Trout under a lifetime contract offer

While Manny Machado and Bryce Harper will be known as the biggest names on the free agent market in this offseason, there is a possibility that a player who is already under a contract could make the biggest splash. As per Fancred’s Jon Heyman, the Los Angeles Angels reportedly will approach Mike Trout with extension talks which could lead to him being locked up as an Angel for life.

The 27-year-old Trout still has two years remaining from his six-year contract extension worth $144 million which he signed with the Angels in March 2014, as per Spotrac. Although he remains to be as the best player under club control through the 2020 season, the Angels would try and make Trout as a lifetime Angel. At this young age, Trout is already considered to be one of the best players in the baseball history.

Since the time he debuted in MLB in the year 2011, Trout has hit .307/.416/.571 with 234 home runs, 44 triples, 221 doubles, 188 stolen bases as well as 637 RBI. Trout has also won the AL Rookie of the Year award, two All-Star Game MVPs, two AL MVPs as well as five Silver Sluggers.

Trout will be receiving his contract money regardless of when decides to sign his next deal. But as one agent told Heyman, it would be wise for the outfielder to wait until after Machado and Harper ink a contract, allowing his fellow All-Stars to set the market. Giancarlo Stanton, the New York Yankees slugger, is the owner of the largest as well as the longest 13-year, $325 million deal he signed with the Miami Marlins in November 2014. The Angles would love to have such a player in the team for a lifetime, but it would without a doubt cost the team a heavy sum of money to keep him from wearing any other team’s uniform.

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