Mike Trout, Angels reach $430M contract extension, richest deal in sports history

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The Los Angeles Angels and the 27-year-old outfielder are finalizing a record-breaking, 12-year contract worth more than $430 million, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Trout's contract would also become the richest contract in sports history, overtaking boxer Canelo Álvarez, who signed an 11-fight $365 million deal with London-based video streaming service DAZN.

The buzz Tuesday morning in the Texas Rangers' clubhouse had nothing to do with the Rangers and everything to do with the best player in baseball.

The Rangers players who were asked about the Trout deal all said that no one is better than the two-time American League MVP.

Trout's deal with Los Angeles also will blow past the 10-year, $300 million contract Manny Machado signed with the San Diego Padres and the eight-year, $260 million extension Nolan Arenado signed with the Colorado Rockies.

Angels center fielder Mike Trout is about to get paid. "I don't think there's anybody in baseball besides him that deserves that [contract]".

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Houston's James Harden and Washington's John Wall are tied as the NBA's highest paid players by average annual value on a pair of four-year deals worth $169,344,000 each.

As insane as it sounds, given the record-shattering nature of his new contract, Trout and agent Craig Landis nearly certainly left money on the table by signing away his future 20 months before he would reach free agency.

If they don't, they'll have to compete on the open market for one of the best players in the game - and put a Trout-like number on the table to convince Betts to stay in Boston.

Trout led the majors last season in on-base percentage (.460) while hitting.312 with 39 home runs and 79 RBIs. He established himself as a star the next season, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award and finishing second in the MVP voting for the first of two straight seasons.

A change of position in his senior year of high school may not have seemed like much at the time, but it set Mike Trout up for sports' biggest pay day.

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