Report: Angels have considered offering Trout 10-year, $350M extension
The Angels have considered offering Trout a 10-year, $350-million contract extension in recent weeks, sources told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Such a contract - if signed - would blow away the record deals signed by Bryce Harper and Manny Machado this winter and give Trout the largest contract in baseball history, both by average annual value and total dollars.
It's unclear if the Angels have officially offered this deal to Trout, Rosenthal reports.
Speculation about Trout's future in Anaheim has grown as his free agency draws closer. The two-time American League MVP and consensus best player in baseball has been repeatedly linked to a return home with the Philadelphia Phillies in two years' time, a possibility that Harper - Philly's new prized possession - even appeared to allude to on Saturday.
Trout has not been eager to discuss his future of late and said Friday that he'd prefer not to negotiate an extension with the Angels during spring training or the coming season.
Trout, who Rosenthal notes is "quite happy" with the Angels, is owed $66.5 million over the final two years of his current contract that he signed in 2015.
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