The Los Angeles Angels announced that Mike Trout signed a 12-year contract worth $426 million. The deal includes a $20m signing bonus, $426m in guaranteed money, and a $35,541,667 average annual salary. The new deal will pay Trout a base salary of $35,450,000 in 2020 and a total salary of $37,116,666 in 2022.
The Angels will likely be happy with the deal. Trout has been an exclusive partner of Topps since the draft and has expressed his desire to remain with the company throughout his career. It’s rare to find a lifetime contract for professional athletes, but it’s the longest and largest ever signed by an individual athlete. Hopefully this is the beginning of a new trend. The Angels will pay Trout more than he is worth if he turns out to be the next Albert Pujols.
There are plenty of reasons to pay top dollar for Mike Trout’s autograph. The star centerfielder has been named an All-Star for the past seven seasons. In 2018, he led the majors in home runs and OPS, and his bat is a staple of his arsenal. His signature is on the handle of his signature baseball, which looks incredible in a display case and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
A signed Trout card can cost as high as six figures. His rookie cards have seen a rise in value over the years. A signed Mike Trout card is expected to sell for approximately half a million dollars. The card will be a rare opportunity to own an authentic autographed jersey. And with such a high demand, collectors should not miss out on a chance to own one. It’s hard to imagine a better value for a signed Mike Trout jersey.
The Angels have scheduled a public press conference for 3 p.m. PT on Sunday. Fans are encouraged to attend. Mike Trout is the first Major Leaguer to sign a contract worth more than $400 million. His deal surpasses the $330 million total of Bryce Harper’s 13-year deal with the Phillies. This is the third record-breaking contract to be announced in the MLB this offseason. Justin Upton, the Marlins’ ace, signed a $325 million contract for 13 years with the Angels.
Mike Trout’s performance in the first half was outstanding. He hit his first career postseason home run in Game 3 of the 2014 American League Division Series. Trout was the Angels’ only batter to strike out in the final game. This gave the Angels a sweep of three games. Trout’s absence in the postseason may have caused voters to forget about his stellar season and award Alex Bregman American League MVP.
As expected, the Angels’ season ended in disaster. Although Trout was a great player, the Angels’ team did not have the talent necessary to make the playoffs. Injuries hit the Angels hard, and free agent pitchers were not able to contribute. The Angels’ starting lineup started to look more like the Minor league affiliate of Angels. Trout was their best player, and it was impossible for the Angels to be without him.