On the eve of the opening weekend of the baseball season, baseball’s brightest star signs his contract extension a day after baseball’s best hitter of the generation signs his own.
This is great for baseball: the Angels keep their homegrown star for six more years, and $144.5 million was all it took to do it. Trout could have conceivably signed a deal worth $30 million dollars per year, instead this contract checks in at an AAV of just over $24-millon per.
The fact that it comes on the start of Opening Day weekend just makes it all that much sweeter and easier to smile about. Mike Trout will be an Angel for a long, long time. We tip our cap to all Anaheim fans out there like M.J. Lloyd and Mike Hllywa on this day of rejoice.