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Friday, January 18, 2019

If the Phillies Sign Bryce Harper, It Won’t Preclude Them From Trying to Eventually Lure Mike Trout

The Phillies may have “stupid money” to spend on this free agent market, as owner John Middleton put it, but it won’t be so stupid as to close the door on potentially signing Mike Trout after the 2020 season.

Philadelphia began this offseason keeping Trout in mind. According to a baseball source with direct knowledge of their shopping plans, the Phillies have enough spending money to sign both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper, but would like to sign just one of them to leave room in the budget in case Trout reaches free agency in two years. In one dream scenario, the Phillies would field an all-MVP outfield in 2021: Trout, Harper and Andrew McCutchen.

Trout grew up and still lives in Millville, N.J., about 45 miles from Philadelphia. He has two years remaining on the extension he signed with the Angels, a contract that values what would have been free agents years for Trout at $34 million a year. Machado and Harper could sign contracts with an average annual value near that number. Trout, the best player in baseball, would command an even higher number as a potential free agent at age 29.

Tom Verducci would also like to remind you that fire is hot and water is wet.

QLE Posted: January 18, 2019 at 07:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: bryce harper, mike trout, phillies

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Red Sox hire former Angels scout Morhardt, who was responsible for drafting Mike Trout

As a scout for a professional baseball team, your resume is spearheaded by the big-name players you’ve been instrumental in scouting, drafting, and signing.

When your resume says “Mike Trout,” well, safe to say ears will perk up.

The Red Sox hired Greg Morhardt, the former Los Angeles Angels scout responsible for leading the charge to draft Trout, the consensus best player in baseball. Morhardt identified Trout as having the potential to be a Mickey Mantle-type player, and he certainly nailed that take.

Morhardt will take over as the Canada scout for the Sox.

Wouldn’t it make more sense to send him to South Jersey?

QLE Posted: December 15, 2018 at 03:39 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: greg morhardt, mike trout, red sox, scout

Saturday, November 17, 2018

The View is Always Better When You’re the Lead Dog

Mike Trout, the best player in baseball, was not named American League MVP yesterday.

He does, however, join a pretty exclusive club.

gehrig97 Posted: November 17, 2018 at 08:26 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: albert pujols, mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox, stan musial, ted williams

Thursday, September 13, 2018

J.D. Martinez has an Excellent Chance at the Triple Crown?—?but he’s not the AL MVP

Thought this was all settled in 2012? Think again.

gehrig97 Posted: September 13, 2018 at 06:07 AM | 93 comment(s)
  Beats: jd martinez, mike trout, mookie betts, mvp, red sox

 

 

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