Mike Trout has made contractual history.
Mike Trout and the Los Angles Angels agreed to a 1-year, $1 million dollar deal, the largest pre-arbitration contract in the history of baseball.
Trout’s deal surpasses Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols who each agreed to $900,000 dollar deals in 2003 and 2007 respectively.
This contract is regarded as a prelude to a rumored 6-year deal in the $150 million dollar range that would allow Trout not one, but two chances to rake in huge deals in free agency.
Think of this one as the first step, then comes the decently sized deal…then one that could be almost $300 million if Trout is as good as we believe.
Last season, Trout made just $510,000 dollars, which is $20,000 more than the league minimum.