Here’s something that’s good for all of baseball: Mike Trout extension talks with the Anaheim Angels are heating up.
It was just a short blurb today in the LA Times, so you might have missed it entirely. We’ll post it here for your viewing pleasure.
There’s a good chance the Angels will renew Trout’s contract again in March, but it won’t have the sting of last spring’s renewal because it will be done amid negotiations for a multiple-year extension that is expected to make Trout one of baseball’s highest-paid players.
The sides hope to reach a deal after the season starts. Any disappointment over a renewal should be erased by the prospect of what could be a record-setting contract likely to include a signing bonus far exceeding Trout’s 2014 salary.
We hope that this is the big one. The 12-year, $300+ million big deal that everyone has been talking about for a while (the Mike Trout Sign-o-meter is holding steady at 12 years and $337 million).
And if you’re a baseball fan, this news should make you happy. Trout is going to end up an all-time great. He should retire in that Angels uniform he broke into the big leagues with. If you’re someone that for some reason finds yourself wanting Mike Trout to sign elsewhere at some point in time, you’re an awful, awful person and we hope you get a cold sore on your tongue.