I will stop short of calling my colleague M.J. Lloyd a Nostradamus on this one, but something he has been saying for years came to fruition today.
Mike Trout signed a $1 million dollar one-year contract today, breaking the record $900,000 pre-arbitration deals earned previously by Albert Pujols and Ryan Howard.
This deal figures to be a minor-carrot in the large scheme of things, and it allows the Angels a nice bridge to begin negotiating on a much larger contract. Current talks that have been tossed around through the press discuss a six or seven year pact that settles around the $150 million mark.
And being that we all know the things Mike Trout can do and figures to do over that span, that will be a bargain.