This offseason has seen the signing of contracts of three of Mike Trout’s contemporaries. Manny Machado signed a ten year deal with the Padres. Nolan Arenado remains with the Rockies for potentially another 8 years. Bryce Harper just completed terms with the Phillies, locking him up for 13 years. In addition Giancarlo Stanton is in the midst of a 13 year contract with the Marlins/Yankees. These four contracts represent the best available information about what kind of extension the Angels might offer Trout and/or what kind of deal he might expect on the open market after the 2020 season. While none of these players offer the same performance value as Trout, in fact he might be as good as any two of them combined, they represent the elite talent at the same age.Continue reading Trout’s Next Contract
Mike Trout may have had the most epic off-season ever. In December he married his longtime girlfriend Jess. They enjoyed a beautiful winter ceremony followed by a honeymoon in the tropical sun.
If that wasn’t enough to celebrate, Trout’s favorite football team the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl. This victory came despite the Eagles losing their star quarterback (and Trout’s hunting buddy), Carson Wentz , to injury. The Eagles faced the favored New England Patriots with an underdog’s prospect of winning but emerged the champions. . . .And Mike was there to see it live.
Here’s a video collection of Mike Trout’s best HR robbing catches. You want the truth? Mike Trout is the TRUTH.
While stealing second base on Sunday, Mike Trout has a tear in the ucl tear of his left thumb. The injury will require Trout to go on the Disabled List for the first time in his career. Surgery is a possibility and he’s expected to miss anywhere from 4-8 weeks of playing time. Teammate Andrelton Simmons had a similar injury in 2016 and missed 5 weeks.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 30, 2017
Terry Collins, the Mets manager, made some news last Sunday when he stated that he considered walking Mike Trout in the 9th inning with the bases loaded. The Angels were down by three and Trout represented the winning run if he were able to swat a grand slam. Instead, Addison Reed was able to limit Trout to a sacrifice fly and the Mets came away with a 7-5 victory. With Albert Pujols out of the lineup and the rest of the team struggling the idea was not without merit. This may be the ultimate sign of respect for Mike Trout as a hitter.
Mike Trout is currently 1st, 2nd or 3rd in EVERY major batting stat in the American League! WAR, BA, OBP, SLG, OPS, Total Bases, Home Runs, RBI, BB, Stolen Bases.
It’s hard to believe that we could be seeing the best season of his career!
Mike Trout stole his 150th career stolen base on May 14 against the Detroit Tigers. With that feat and and Alex Rodriguez became the only two players with 150 stolen bases and 175 home runs before their age 26 seasons. He is also the youngest player to record 150 steals and 150 home runs.
Mike Trout just completed his best April in his career. He was honored by being named the American League Player of the Month. This is the fourth time Trout has received the award. The achievement ties an Angels team record with Chuck Finley. Congrats Mike!
Want to a make a larger stadium sign to cheer on Mike Trout at your next Angels game? Follow these instructions for directions on making a sign at home. You will need:
- x-acto knife
- scotch tape
- double sided tape or a glue stick
- spray mount
- 32 x 40 foam core or cardboard
- a safe cutting surface
- a metal ruler
First choose your design. You can print these to tile with 8.5 x 11 paper, 11 x 17, or print on a larger format printer at 32 x 40. If you don’t have a large format printer it’s recommended to print out the design on 11 x 17 paper. Continue reading How to Make a Mike Trout Stadium Sign for Your Next Angels Game