Angels and Mike Trout Reportedly Finalizing Record-Breaking 12-Year Contract

Angels' Mike Trout finalizing record-breaking $430M US extension: report

Trout has always been the player on the tip of Harper's tounge when discussing the subject.

Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a record breaking 12 year deal worth $430 million, according to Jeff Passan.

The two-time MVP is in discussions with the Angels on a 12-year, $430 million contract extension, according to ESPN.

Trout will now receive an average of almost $36 million a year, which tops Zack Greinke's previous record average of $34.4 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ESPN and USA Today Sports, citing sources familiar with the contract negotiations, reported the agreement on Tuesday.

Of course, fellow pro athletes chimed in, as did the general sports Twitter population, following the reports.

The 27-year-old Trout is considered by many to be the best all-around player in the league. Before this winter, Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million extension with the Miami Marlins in 2014 was the record for largest contract, a number that was exceeded by Harper last month.

And, more than that, it gives them Mike Trout - the Mike Trout - for the remainder of a career that might well wind up among the greatest of all time.

He has slashed.307/.416/.573 in eight seasons with the club while hitting 240 home runs, stealing 189 bases and driving in 648 runs. It is ten years and $363.5M on top of the two years and $66.5M remaining on his current contract. Were this any other player, we'd be suggesting that's an overpay, but Trout is worth every damn penny, and maybe then some should there be added incentives.

Trout's close friend, Bryce Harper, openly bragged about trying to recruit Trout to Philadelphia after signing his own insane contract this offseason. Harper had already begun making overtures to the Philadelphia-area native to join him with the Phillies at that time.

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