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February 24, 2014

Rumor Roundup

Extending Trout

by Daniel Rathman


Angels, Mike Trout in talks about six-year, $150 million extension
Earlier this winter, there was buzz that the Angels might approach Mike Trout about a long-term contract that would guarantee him more money up front, perhaps in exchange for an extra year or two in a Halos uniform. Now, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan has given us a window into what such a contract might look like.

Passan wrote on Sunday that the sides are discussing a six-year, $150 million commitment that would run through Trout’s four remaining years of team control and buy out two years of free agency. Trout would get a signing bonus immediately, giving him a significant raise over his renewed contract and a number of records for players in his service-time class. The downside: He would not be able to test the open market until he’s 28.

If the deal goes down, Passan believes that it might look like this:

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