In an offseason that has seen 3 previous record breaking deals, we have our fourth.
2x AL MVP Mike Trout has reportedly agreed to a 12-year, $430M extension with the Angels, just a few short weeks after Bryce Harper tried recruiting him to Philadelphia.
He will be making closer to $36 million a year, breaking Zack Greinke’s record for highest single salary in MLB history. His $430 million total is 30% higher than that of Bryce Harper’s $330M, signed earlier this offseason that set the record of overall dollars. Trout, a future Hall of Famer, has 2 years left on his current deal before the extension is in effect. This’ll keep him in Anaheim until 41 years old.
Trout is a .307 lifetime hitter with 240 homeruns, 189 stolen bases and a .990 OPS in 8 seasons. He’s posted a 64.3 lifetime BRef WAR; higher than a number of Hall of Famers.
Per MLB insider Jon Heyman, this is the largest contract in not only the history of baseball, but sports in general.
According to Bill Shaikin, there is not an opt out in the deal, and it is unknown if there is a no-trade clause. We at PSE will keep you updated.
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