What we know about Mike Trout makes what we do not know for certain look amazing. We know that he is off to a start to his career that ranks up there with the greatest starts of all time. He is still very young and extremely talented; still likely on the early side of his prime by a few years. Considering all of these facts, a rumored contract extension by the Los Angeles Angels for around six years would be a huge bargain.
Trout is going to produce every season. Some rumors have said that the Trout extension would push to a new record of seasons and a new amount of dollars. Even if it did, few would question it. The buzz surrounding the latest rumored deal suggests Trout would come in for around six years and roughly $25MM annually. That is right alongside of what some of the current best in the game make.
Because Trout still has so many great years left and has proven himself to be able to stay healthy, six years is really a low number. The annual amount is high but it should be quite frankly. Even with this deal Trout would still be a free agent two years before turning 30. That would leave him as a free agent around the time that should be his prime.
Looking at this from Trout’s perspective, it makes sense as well. Sure it is a bargain for the Angels but it also leaves a window open for the best young player in MLB to be available for a bigger contract extension if his numbers and the market expand between now and then. Still because there are no guarantees in baseball, it becomes a good deal for both sides. The Angels should sign it and get it done right now.