The best player in the world, Mike Trout, and the LA Angels are finalizing the largest contract in sports history, a 12-year deal worth $430 million and will destroy records, keep the greatest player of his generation with the Angels for the rest of his career.
The two-time MVP and 4 time runner up is clearly the best baseball player on the planet, and one of the best athletes in the world. Trout has a lifetime batting average of .307, 1187 hits, 224 doubles, 44 triples, 240 homeruns and 648 total RBIs. He has scored a total of 793 runs and stolen nearly 200 bases in his career. Mike Trout is the definition of a five tool player and if you’re reading this article and you don’t know what a five tool player is, go look it up or just quit reading. With all the versatility Trout brings to the table, whether it comes to hitting the baseball, defense, or scoring runs for his team, this man is the best in the business and deserves every single penny.
Everybody in the baseball world thought the contracts signed last month by Manny Machado and Bryce Harper were the most significant things that happened this offseason. Although Machado will help the recently struggling Padres and Harper could potentially help the Phillies rebound and claim the top spot in a strong NL East, the biggest splash this offseason was for the Angels. Trout has always been consistent, it’s almost as if every time you watch him play he makes a top 10 defensive play at the fence or hits a 500 foot homerun. If the Angels can surround Trout with relatively good baseball players the next 12 years (which they have not), they very well could end up winning a title or too.