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#1 MC23

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:44 PM

Mike Trout signs a 6 year deal with the Angels that is worth $144.5 million. The contract will start during the 2015 season.

http://www.mlbtrader...mike-trout.html

#2 drock2190

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Guess we will have to wait a bit longer for a Buxton-Trout outfield.

#3 Tuba

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 12:04 AM

That seems like a great deal for the Angels

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 07:11 AM

Pretty crazy. As much as he's making, if things were to continue to play out as they are, he's likely leaving a lot of money on the table in place of more money than he'd normally make the next 3 seasons.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

Pretty crazy. As much as he's making, if things were to continue to play out as they are, he's likely leaving a lot of money on the table in place of more money than he'd normally make the next 3 seasons.


But if he gets hurt, its a great deal. I think I read that his initial signing bonus was something like $1 million.

This contract gives him financial security for life and he'll still be young when it is over. It's a little easier to understand in that context.

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 04:25 PM

But if he gets hurt, its a great deal. I think I read that his initial signing bonus was something like $1 million.

This contract gives him financial security for life and he'll still be young when it is over. It's a little easier to understand in that context.


Great deal for Trout,
2015... $5.25 mil vs $8 to $10 Mil in Arb
2016.....$15.25 mil vs $14 to 16 Mil in Arb
2017.....$19.25 mil vs $18 to $21 Mil in Arb
2018-2020 $33.25 mil vs $35 Mil on open market????? for ten yrs?
Then when contract is up he will be 29 and will still get a contract for 10 yrs , at the top market rate, of $40 mill a yr?????? In place of waiting for a contract at age of 26 for 10 yrs at $35 to $40 Mil a yr and trying to get another big contract at age 36 he will get 3 more high paid yrs by signing this contract for this amount of time.......In my opinion no one is going to go for more than 10 yrs and you may see a better chance of teams only going as high as 8 yrs, depending on how these other big multi year contracts pan out.