Yesterday, Angels OF Mike Trout signed a 1 year, $1 million contract with the LA Angels of Anaheim. The deal though small, is the largest in MLB history for a non-arbitration eligible player. Just a couple of days ago, reports claimed the Angels were discussing a 6 years, $150 million contract extension with Trout.
When I read the rumors of the 6 year, $150 million contract I thought no fucking way! That deal is beyond fictional, it's laughable. The Angels already have the OF under team control for the next four seasons, and even if he (and he probably will) sets records for arbitration contract increases, his average annual salary over the next four seasons will probably be about $10-$12 million. That means, if he were to receieve the afore mentioned contract the Angels would be only gaining two years of service time, and Trout would be making about $50 million annually! That number is almost twice as much as the largest annual salary in baseball history! Sure Trout has some of the most impressive stats in MLB over his first two full seasons, but that kind of money for only two more years of service is just stupid. Sometimes I wonder who believes these reports.