The Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout are closing in on a 12-year deal worth at least $430 million, making him an Angel for life. Obviously, down the road he could force his way out and play elsewhere, but that doesn't appear to be his personality.
This is big news and it blew up the baseball world, and as you can imagine, Twitter is having a field day with this news.
Mike Trout signs $430 million extension with Anaheim Angels. Deal also includes:— Andy Ruther (@AndyRuther) March 19, 2019
- Unlimited access to cutting lines at Disneyland
- Every Real Housewive of Orange County
- His very own lane on the 405 freeway
In case anyone's having trouble comprehending the cash, let us break it down for you.
Just to put it into perspective, Mike Trout’s new contract could pay for 860 of Lori Loughlin’s kids to get into USC.— McNeil (@Reflog_18) March 19, 2019
That makes sense? Trout can join 344 water polo teams.
So, we're about to see Trouty in the playoffs annually, right?
Angels: “How much you looking for to stay with us, Mike?”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) March 19, 2019
Mike Trout: “I’ll take 12 years, $430 million.”
Angels: “Jesus chr...okay whatever fine, done. We want you here forever.”
Trout: “Great. Now how about building me a team here that I can win a ring with?”
Unfortunately, it looks like none of that occurred to Angels GM Billy Eppler ahead of time.
The Angels GM, when he realizes he has to pay more than one person to win a World Series pic.twitter.com/TtLgXQduCi— Between The Lines (@BetweenLinesDK) March 19, 2019
The best part about being Mike Trout, of course, is that no one knows who Mike Trout is.
Mike Trout will make $430M & be able to hit up Costco Sample Saturday & not even be recognized. Give me that life.— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) March 19, 2019
Complete rich man anonymity. You've got to love it.
When Bryce Harper sees that Mike Trout is getting $430 million pic.twitter.com/Mbpd7a0EIN— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) March 19, 2019
I'm sure Harper is heartbroken over this.
Bryce Harper seeing the Mike Trout contract news pic.twitter.com/vp7hGlpZeR— Brody Logan (@BrodyLogan) March 19, 2019
Do you think Harper's mad that Trout isn't coming to Philadelphia, or that he's not the highest paid player anymore?
Bryce Harper: “I’m the highest paid player ever and hey, @MikeTrout, come play with me in Philly!”— Zack Hample (@zack_hample) March 19, 2019
Mike Trout: “LOLOL, no and no.”
Something tells me the next time those two meet up isn't going to go so smoothly.
Mike Trout next time he sees Bryce Harper pic.twitter.com/tHe8zRCqtF— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) March 19, 2019
I'm sure what cuts deeper is that his calls are going straight to Trout's voicemail.
Mike Trout currently sending an eighth straight call from Bryce Harper to voicemail. https://t.co/lOXN7j7H3e— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) March 19, 2019
What do you think Kyler Murray thinks about this?
kyler murray in front of the mlb offices after seeing mike trout sign for half a billion dollars pic.twitter.com/0kc5LhqijP— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 19, 2019
And, on top of all this, the TEXANS now have a decision to make.
Hey @HoustonTexans, Mike Trout and I kinda look alike... so how do you feel about 12 years, $430 million fully guaranteed for me too? 😂😂😂— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 19, 2019
Unless Shohei Ohtani becomes an equally great player/pitcher or owner Arte Moreno continues to spend big money on free agents, it looks like Trout will be the highest paid player on a mediocre team for the next decade.
But hey, at least he'll have half a billion dollars in the bank.