History is about to be made between Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels, as it's been reported that the star center fielder is about to sign a 12-year extension worth more than $430 million, a deal that will smash previous records as the largest contract in the history of all sports.
It also exceeds the 11-fight, US$365 million contract that boxer Canelo Alvarez signed with streaming startup DAZN in 2018, previously considered the richest single-athlete contract ever.
Action Network GQ's senior golf writer Jason Sobel pointed out that Trout's $430 million extension is 'worth more than the combined career PGA Tour earnings of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson - the top-five on the all-time money list'.
"If you don't think I'm going to call Mike Trout in 2020, to have him to come to Philly, you're insane", Harper told a Philadelphia sports-radio station, prompting the Angels to complain to Major League Baseball about a possible tampering violation. After landing with his new team, Harper was public in his recruitment of Trout, a southern New Jersey native and die-hard Eagles fan.More news: IEA: US to become 2nd biggest oil exporter by 2024
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Despite his individual success, the Angels have only made the postseason once with Trout on the roster. He led the major leagues in OPS in each of the last two seasons. Trout has already earned two MVP awards, a Rookie of the Year award, six Silver Sluggers, and seven All-Star selections.
Trout has a.307 average with 240 homers, 648 RBIs, 189 steals and 693 walks in eight big league seasons.
However, the Angels haven't taken advantage of Trout's elite production. Ohtani is expected to be able to hit for the Angels at some time in the first half of the season and to resume pitching in the 2020 season.