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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Moreno says Angels have had internal talks on new Trout deal

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno said the team has had internal discussions regarding a new contract for outfielder Mike Trout, who can become a free agent after the 2020 season.

The two-time AL MVP is owed $33.25 million in each of the next two seasons, completing a $144.5 million, six-year contract.

“One of the last interviews I gave I said it’s not in the back of our mind but in the front of our minds,” Angels Moreno said Monday.

Chief among those internal discussions: figuring out how best to squander Trout’s talents.


QLE Posted: February 19, 2019 at 04:47 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: February 19, 2019 at 09:53 AM (#5816327)
Mike Trout : Angels :: Willie Mays : Giants

Make it happen. Even if he has to play for the Mets for a couple years at the end.
   2. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM (#5816329)
I really hope Trout decides not to sign an extension and the Dodgers sign him in two years.
   3. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: February 19, 2019 at 01:37 PM (#5816461)
Mike Trout needs to be a lifelong Angel. Pay him whatever it takes, Arte.

Although my gut feeling tells me that Trout is going to play out this season and see what the organization looks like before committing. He wants to win, and I don't blame him. He's going to go to a team that gives him a chance to play for a World Series. I think the Angels can get there, but as of right now that's tougher to see.
   4. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: February 19, 2019 at 02:17 PM (#5816507)
He's going to go to a team that gives him a chance to play for a World Series.

He could join Betts in Boston and form the best outfield ever. That would be pretty sweet. How good would Benintendi need to be to make that true, -2.0 WAR?
   5. Walt Davis Posted: February 19, 2019 at 11:20 PM (#5816703)
The scarier question for Angels' fans is, if Trout doesn't want to extend, at what point do the Angels trade him? Trout's awesome and still a bargain at 1/$34 but no team is likely to give you all their prospects for that.

I'm not sure there's an easy way to find the best OFs of all-time (when looking at actual full team play not just the WAR of the top guys). The 69 O's got just short of 12 WAA out of their OF (about 18 WAR). Some of the 50s Mantle teams put up similar in the 11-12 range. The Mays teams seemed to top out in 1963 at 12. The 71 Pirates topped 12.

The 61 Yanks no surprise put up 13.4 WAA but, really, the Tigers put up 12.2 the same year and Cincy 10.6 -- gotta love expansion years plus the 162-game schedule.

New post-war leader the 1980 A's with 14.9 WAA -- jeepers! Rickey, Murphy, Armas all played nearly complete seasons ... 21.6 WAR between those three, 62 runs of it defense. Unfortunately the rest of the team was -7 WAA.

No team has broken 12 since I don't think. The worst ML-leading total I noticed was the 2009 Red Sox with just 4.8 WAA. OF has really fallen off in the most modern era, too many SS, etc. I suppose.

2018 Mookie and Trout add up to 17 WAA so the rest would have to be a bit above replacement level (-2 WAA over 1+ positions) to beat the 1980 A's.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: February 19, 2019 at 11:27 PM (#5816706)
The 27 Yanks of course ... 15.4 WAR, Ruth, Meusel, Coombs with 23.2 WAR. The immortal Cedric Durst did what he could putting up -1 WAR.
   7. Davo Posted: February 20, 2019 at 03:08 AM (#5816716)
Trout has been an Angel for 7 full seasons, since 2012. And the Angels have averaged 83 wins a year in that stretch. It's not like he's stuck in the wilderness.

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