The Los Angeles Angels and superstar outfielder Mike Trout have been discussing a contract extension, and it appears that Mike Trout will not set a deadline for a deal to be made. He has made it clear that he is willing to continue talks into the regular season if needed.
According to reports, the Angels and Trout have been discussing a contract in the six-year, $150 million range.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times was the one that reported that these talks will not be forced to a deadline. There’s no doubt that the two sides will be able to work something out looking at the big picture, but it could take some time to work out the details. It will be very intriguing to see exactly what kind of money he ends up getting in his new deal.
“It doesn’t matter to me. Nothing bothers me. I go out there and play, man. I don’t worry about any of that stuff.” – Mike Trout
Trout had another big season last year with the Angels, playing in 157 regular season games. In those appearances, he recorded a batting average of .323 and also hammered 27 homers and 97 RBI’s. There is no doubt that Trout is one of the best players in the game, and his numbers are continuing to back those statements up.
At the age of just 22, Trout has a long career ahead of him. The Angels are looking to extend him for six more years as mentioned previously, and that would cover the majority of his prime years. Don’t be surprised to see the two sides agree to something at some point in the next month or two.