Bryce Harper, meet the only player who could command a bigger contract than you.
After Harper inked a monstrous 13-year contract this offseason with the Philadelphia Phillies, it was only a matter of time until Angels
Harper told the media on Wednesday that he texted Trout to congratulate him.
Bryce Harper said he texted his congratulations to Mike Trout. “When I talked to him this offseason, I told him, ‘Man, I want to get as much as I can so that you can blow me out of the water pretty much.’ And he did. I’m very happy for him.”— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) March 20, 2019
Harper certainly got his wish. While Trout's huge contract
Trout is going to be in Los Angeles for a long time, and good on the Angels. Losing a player with the potential to become one of the greatest of all time would be a tragedy, and the franchise is smart enough not to make that mistake even if it comes at a huge cost.
With questions about the future settled, Trout can turn his attention to help the Angels make the playoffs. Los Angeles is in the midst of a serious postseason drought, but with Trout locked up with the future, it sure seems like things will change for the team soon.