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Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

Trout, Angels close to record $432M, 12-year deal

The Angels and Trout are nearing an agreement on a 12-year deal worth more than $430 million, Passan is reporting, which would set a new Major League Baseball record for both total and annual salary at almost $36 million per season.

According to ESPN, the extension is for 12 years and $430 million.

The 27-year-old was scheduled to become a free agent in 2020.

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout has been offered the largest deal in North American sports history.

Of course, fellow pro athletes chimed in, as did the general sports Twitter population, following the reports.

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Despite his individual success, the Angels have only made the postseason once with Trout on the roster.

Since 2012, when Trout won the AL Rookie of the Year and was the MVP runner-up, he has averaged 34 home runs and 26 stolen bases.

Trout has made seven All-Star teams with the Angels, and is in the second-to-last year of a six-year, $144 million deal he signed with Los Angeles in 2015. Following the rejection, Betts put together his best season in 2018 by leading the majors in batting (.346) and slugging (.640) while hitting 32 homers, stealing 30 bases and winning his third straight Gold Glove. And it could not come soon enough, as his contract had just a year remaining after the 2019 season. Before this winter, Giancarlo Stanton's 13-year, $325 million extension with the Miami Marlins in 2014 was the record for largest contract, a number that was exceeded by Harper last month.

Bryce Harper's record deal didn't hold the title for long.

Trout's dollar figure, with its echo of Harper's total payout, was either a unusual coincidence, or an expert-level troll job, which happened to come just days after Harper made a public pitch for Trout to come join him on the Phillies - the team for whom Trout, a New Jersey native, grew up rooting.

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