Mike Trout has been an absolute superstar for the Los Angeles Angels.
Since his rookie year in 2012, Trout has been named an All-Star seven times, AL MVP twice, and won six Silver Slugger Awards. To say he is the face of the franchise would be an absolute understatement, but all baseball fans know this.
But, is his future with the Angels in question? Per Jon Heyman, the Phillies have their sights on bringing Trout back east in 2020.
Regardless who they sign this winter, phillies will make a big play for mike trout in 2 years — provided he hasn’t signed an extension, of course. #LAAngels will try to extend Trout this winter, but while he likes it there, the whispers are that an extension now is unlikely.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 15, 2019
Now, before you panic, you must take it all with a grain of salt. 'Whispers' is a fairly vague term. That could be rumor of he said, she said. And, plus, there's two years before that day will come. A lot can change.
It's fair to believe that Trout would want out of L.A. The team hasn't made the playoffs since 2014, and they're wasting his prime. Who would want to hang around? They have to make huge improvements in the next two years, and it's not looking good so far.
The Phillies, on the other hand, are already dreaming about the future. They are looking to build a monster. Plus, Trout loves Philly.
While we don't know what the future holds for Trout, we DO know the Phillies are ready to bring a championship to the city.
Big moves are coming for the franchise.