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12 year $426,500,000.00 contract with the LA Angels.  I'm thinking Mike got taken advantage of here... your thoughts?  

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Largest contract for North American sports.  Trout has always kept a low profile so I think the contract fits with his demeanour.  No hoopla of free agency and does not need to listen to the media speculate about where he will go for how much money.  It is also nice to see a great player who wants to stay and try to win on the team that drafted him.  I would love to see him in the World Series in the next few years.

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The James Harden of MLB.  He got the contract that Harper and Boras talked about.  

I'm glad to see this for him and the Angels.  After 5 months of drama of the Harper and Machado Free Agency it was a pleasant change.  

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I cant wait to make a sign for Harpers first game back in DC saying "Trout>Harper..Better Player..Bigger Contract..Not a Sellout". And yes I 100% admit I am bitter about Harper leaving. I think Trouts loyalty factors into what makes him one of the greatest of this generation.

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I’m happy for him - I think he wanted to stay with the Angels and he got reasonably compensated for it. He may have squeezed a bit more out next winter but this is now locked in.


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My favorite stat on that contract:

That said, I tend to be a free market guy on sports salaries. In a market sense, they're not being overpaid: the team owners are making a profit.

And I'm sympathetic to the case that Trout is actually underpaid. The going rate for a win is about $10 million per year. If Trout keeps producing 7-8 WAR over the next 12 years, plus inflation, he might have a case that it should have been a billion dollar contract.

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15 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

My favorite stat on that contract:

That said, I tend to be a free market guy on sports salaries. In a market sense, they're not being overpaid: the team owners are making a profit.

And I'm sympathetic to the case that Trout is actually underpaid. The going rate for a win is about $10 million per year. If Trout keeps producing 7-8 WAR over the next 12 years, plus inflation, he might have a case that it should have been a billion dollar contract.

Would you rather play baseball and make Trout money or play golf and make Tiger money?  You cannot include endorsement money in your answer.  

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30 minutes ago, Wedgie said:

Would you rather play baseball and make Trout money or play golf and make Tiger money?  You cannot include endorsement money in your answer.  

Fun question.

It is hard for me to imagine having $115,000,000 (Tiger's PGA Tour career earnings) and thinking, "If only I had another $300,000,000...."

For my part, I choose whichever one allowed me to walk around with the fewest people knowing who I am 🙂

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13 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Fun question.

It is hard for me to imagine having $115,000,000 (Tiger's PGA Tour career earnings) and thinking, "If only I had another $300,000,000...."

For my part, I choose whichever one allowed me to walk around with the fewest people knowing who I am 🙂

^^^^This- I for one have never heard of Mr Trout (dont even know his first name) and certainly if he walked into a bar I wouldn't have a scoobie what he looked like or who he was.

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As a Detroit Tigers fan, I’m all too familiar with these huge contracts that last too long, and hamstring the team in the future. Miguel Cabrera’s contract has a great affect, negatively, on players the Tigers could shop for in free agency. I like that Trout got paid, but he’s not going to be as productive in his last 3-4 years of his contract as he currently is. It never works. Good on him, and he seems like a good dude, but that money will hurt the team down the road.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, perseveringgolfer said:

^^^^This- I for one have never heard of Mr Trout (dont even know his first name) and certainly if he walked into a bar I wouldn't have a scoobie what he looked like or who he was.

Would you please, for the sake of those of us whose ancestors landed in Nova Scotia about 7 generations ago and are not current on  our Gaelic, provide a derivation of the expression "wouldn't have a scoobie?"

And I'd take any one of the golfers over Mike Trout.

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1 hour ago, 00sportsman said:

Would you please, for the sake of those of us whose ancestors landed in Nova Scotia about 7 generations ago and are not current on  our Gaelic, provide a derivation of the expression "wouldn't have a scoobie?"

And I'd take any one of the golfers over Mike Trout.

sorry, I forget my audience sometimes, plus you guys all know who scooby Doo is.

It's abbreviated rhyming slang, the full phrase is "I wouldn't have a scooby Doo" =  Clue 

 

Other well known phrases are;

"up the apples and pears" = Stairs

"nice Richard the Third" - Bird

"Plates of Meat" = feet

"trouble and strife" = wife

"dog and bone" = Phone

"septic Tank" = Yank

"Mince Pies" = eyes

"Ruby Murray" = Curry

"acker Bilk" = Milk

 

only a few are used abbreviated in normal language and more prevalent in London, as in Cockney Rhyming slang

 

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11 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

12 year $426,500,000.00 contract with the LA Angels.  I'm thinking Mike got taken advantage of here... your thoughts?  

How would he have been taken advantage of? The market and salaries have decline for two years straight. He’s currently the best player in the league and got the biggest contract ever and will be 39 when it expires. He’s taking guaranteed money to stay where he wants to be and is more than likely significantly higher than what he could have potentially got in 2 years.

he had no intention of hitting the free agent market and was rewarded with a great deal.

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This does sound crazy to say out loud, but he may end up being one of the most underpaid players of his generation. 

On the flip side of that it is refreshing to see the best player in baseball not only be loyal but not chase more money. 

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

How would he have been taken advantage of? The market and salaries have decline for two years straight. He’s currently the best player in the league and got the biggest contract ever and will be 39 when it expires. He’s taking guaranteed money to stay where he wants to be and is more than likely significantly higher than what he could have potentially got in 2 years.

he had no intention of hitting the free agent market and was rewarded with a great deal.

I should have used the winky icon... my comment/question was just tongue in cheek.  I don't even follow MLB that closely but still remain awestruck by the money involved in pro sports. 

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7 hours ago, perseveringgolfer said:

sorry, I forget my audience sometimes, plus you guys all know who scooby Doo is.

It's abbreviated rhyming slang, the full phrase is "I wouldn't have a scooby Doo" =  Clue 

 

Other well known phrases are;

"up the apples and pears" = Stairs

"nice Richard the Third" - Bird

"Plates of Meat" = feet

"trouble and strife" = wife

"dog and bone" = Phone

"septic Tank" = Yank

"Mince Pies" = eyes

"Ruby Murray" = Curry

"acker Bilk" = Milk

 

only a few are used abbreviated in normal language and more prevalent in London, as in Cockney Rhyming slang

 

Got it.  I thought it might have something to do with Scooby Doo, but I couldn't put the pieces together.

Thanks for the lesson.  Can you teach me Gaelic, too?😁

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10 hours ago, 00sportsman said:

Got it.  I thought it might have something to do with Scooby Doo, but I couldn't put the pieces together.

Thanks for the lesson.  Can you teach me Gaelic, too?😁

I haven't a scooby about Gaelic 😉

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I give ol' Rainbow here a solid thumbs up. As mentioned before, as more and more teams are shifting toward wanting years of team controlled contracts and are playing games with promising prospects to be able to hold them down at a lower cost and no one wanted to pay these guys what they are worth, I'm happy this deal got done.

Obviously, I find it absurd that this is the type of money athletes make (different discussion for a different time), but in a winter where teams want to cry about how poor they are while attempting to flatten wages through their tactics, I can tell you that when this CBA runs out in 2021, expect a strike. Revenues are up while salaries and attendance are down because owners care more about making money for these small market teams and lining their pockets than putting a competitive team on the field.

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Was hoping to see him in pin stripes. Happy for him. Seems like a good kid and is an amazing player, probably best ever. Unfortunately for baseball fans, his whole career is going to be wasted playing in Disney. I’ve been to tons of Angels games when I lived in San Diego, and there are consistently more of the opposite teams fans at the park. As a baseball fan I wished he went somewhere that I could see him play everyday and play for World Series. Don’t see it happening in Anaheim


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