12:00 pm: Trout receives exactly $ 360 million over Jefferson's Fletcher from the Orange County Register over the past decade. The deal leaves the existing contract for the 2019-20 season.
9:16: The Angels are about to enter into a contract with superstar outfielder Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. Trout will earn more than $ 430 million over the next dozen years if the deal is completed, according to the report. This means that Trout's existing contract would be increased by at least ten years and $ 363.5 million. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports on Twitter .
This includes a salary of $ 36 million a year.
Accurate salary information is still filtering out. It is clear that the pages are now as close together as possible. The new agreement will not include any opt-outs, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times ( via Twitter ). Trout is still unrestricted no-trade protection, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today on Twitter .
From one point of view, it is a contract that takes into account the status of trout as a player of historical excellence. The incomparable midfielder was two years from the Free Agency and played for the remaining six-year extension, but decided to devote the rest of his career to the organization that designed and developed it. The trout had already paid $ 66.5 million for the 2019 and 2020 season due to the previous agreement negotiated by agent Craig Landis. So, it appears that over the new decade of campaigns covered by this agreement, it will now have an average annual value of more than $ 36 million. The trout will be 39 in the final season (2030).
There are some impressive numbers, but honestly, they pale in comparison to Trout's own productivity on the ball field. Since his first full season in 2012, Trout has outperformed every other player in the game with 64.2 fWAR and 63.8 rWAR. Others have turned to trout each season and even improved it – somehow it has been awarded the American League's Most Valuable Player Prize only twice – but none of its contemporaries has asserted anything approaching its near unfathomable level of excellence ,
In this light, it must be argued that this deal actually promotes trout – perhaps even to a considerable extent. It is important to remember that he was still two years before the free release he had achieved on the basis of his previous contract at the age of 29 years. Nolan Arenado just one season off the open market when he made a new contract with the Rockies had a bigger impact compared to his own abilities. However, it is still noteworthy that Arenado – a great player who still gets pale compared to Trout – had an AAV of $ 33.4 million for seven new contract periods. Not surprisingly, Trout's new deal slightly surpasses the recent total guarantee record set by Bryce Harper (19459004) and Phillies (19459003) and the Phillies, though this may be too thin. The debate over the prospect of Harper Vs. Trout has been finally resolved to this point: The former is the most visible player in the game and a true guy of a player. The latter has already put together numbers that justify a placement in Cooperstown.
It's hard to overestimate the immense contributions of trout. He has just finished a season with less than eight fWARs once: the 2017 campaign, when he was limited to 114 games due to a broken wrist and still scored 6.9 fWAR. While he is not as dynamic in the field and on the bases as he was when he first hit the majors – he is only very good or excellent in these areas – the offensive power of the trout in the course of the Changed years. He's as likely to go for a walk as he is to paint and could do forty home runs every season. In each of the last two seasons, he has achieved 0.300+ isolated power and 0.6600+ beats in percentage. Terrifyingly, Trout, with the bat in his hand, was never better than 2018 when he sliced a tremendous number of 1.312 / 0.460 / 0.628 – almost twice as much as an average batsman (191 wRC +).
The Halos certainly seem to have secured much promised future earnings for their money. At the moment it is not worthwhile to deal too much with the contract details. Perhaps more importantly, the angels have now won one of the best players in the game throughout their career. The L.A./Anaheim organization had difficulties with substantial contracts and has not been able to produce a consistent talent grain to supplement Trout. However, it has only three years left to pay for the aging slugger Albert Pujols and has steadily rebuilt his farm system in recent years under GM Billy Eppler. It is easy to dream that joins Jo Adell Trout and Justin Upton to form the game's best outfield and to be thrilling Shohei Ohtani an iconic one Superstar pairing. Whatever happens to the other players of the club, the Halos have certainty about the task at hand. The Angels and the Trout are now in search of an elusive World Series title.
Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.