A common trope on Twitter has been “Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani do something amazing as Angles lose 5-3.” Once again the “stars and scrubs” approach to building a roster has failed the Angels’ hopes of making the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The disappointment fans felt this year was similar to taking a fastball to the ribs. The Angels came out of the gate with a strong promising start that seemed to be a sure sign that this was a playoff team. Those dreams ended when the team lost 14 games in a row and manager Joe Maddon was fired. “How could this happen again?” is the question that surrounds fans of Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels.Continue reading In the Ribs – 2022 Season Review
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It Didn’t Even Happen – 2021 Season Review
Mike Trout’s 2021 season will hopefully be remembered as the worst of his career. In the pandemic shortened 2020 season Trout only played in 53 games. To everyone’s shock that would not be the lowest game total in his career. On May 17th, while playing the Cleveland Indians, Trout pulled his right calf while running from second to third base on a 2-out pop-up. He immediately knew he was seriously hurt upon returning to the dugout. He later explained that he felt a pop while pushing off.Continue reading It Didn’t Even Happen – 2021 Season Review
Trout’s Next Contract
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
Can Mike Trout’s 2018 Season Rival the Best Off-season Ever?
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.
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Mike Trout’s Best Home Run Robbing Catches
Here’s a video collection of Mike Trout’s best HR robbing catches. You want the truth? Mike Trout is the TRUTH.
First Time on the Disabled List
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.
Superstar Mike Trout is going to the DL for the first time in his career. #MLBTonight pic.twitter.com/nOil2EA0a8
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 30, 2017
Walking Trout with the Bases Loaded
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.
Top Tier 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 Caricature
Check out this cool caricature of Mike Trout from artist Dan McMahan.
Mike Trout from the Los Angeles Angels. #caricature #miketrout #losangeles #angels pic.twitter.com/hiOvagUjcz
— Dan McMahan (@danthemcmahan) May 11, 2017