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07:38 AM ET 02.26 | What's it going to take to keep Mike Trout in a halo? [Trout] and the Angels are continuing to discuss a megadeal that would keep the star outfielder in Los Angeles for at least six years and set salary records for a player that isn't even arbitration eligible. Word is, the discussions are serious as the sides continue to work hard to try to hammer out a deal that would buy out at least two free agent years -- though sources cautioned during the day that things can change and "nothing is imminent." The first report surfaced two days ago suggesting the possibility of a deal in the range of $150 million over six years in a report on Yahoo! Sports by Jeff Passan. Sources confirm that figure is at the very least in the ballpark of what's being discussed.

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February 26, 2014  08:03 AM ET

.....texas rangers are the best team for mike trout.....not la la land, no taxes, winner, halfway home, cool hand signal innovations.....

February 26, 2014  08:10 AM ET
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If they're paying Hamilton and Pujols a combined $45 million plus, I think we would all agree that Trout is worth that by his lonesome.

No, Trout is not worth $45 million a season. We do not all agree. You would make the worst GM ever.

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February 26, 2014  08:44 AM ET
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Evah!

He makes the wunderkind in Philly look like a genius.

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February 26, 2014  09:58 AM ET

If Trout is smart he'll hit the market as a free agent and see what happens.

February 26, 2014  10:05 AM ET
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If Trout is smart he'll hit the market as a free agent and see what happens.

He's only 22 years old. A six year deal at $25MM per that makes him a free agent when he's 28 sounds like a pretty good deal.

February 26, 2014  10:15 AM ET
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He's only 22 years old. A six year deal at $25MM per that makes him a free agent when he's 28 sounds like a pretty good deal.

Not a bad deal at all, no. But he could do better. What if he could get 10 years / 32 million per?
He'd still be young enough to get another good multi-year deal afterwards. Take advantage of your leverage. Who knows he may even end up in SF.

February 26, 2014  10:33 AM ET
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If Trout is smart he'll hit the market as a free agent and see what happens.

If they are buying out only two years of his free agency it might make sense for him to sign a $25 million contract now. If we went to free agency, is he really going to get more than $30 million a year?

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February 26, 2014  10:37 AM ET
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That's not true, Yogi, he's four years away from hitting free agency and a lot can happen in four years. There's a sizeable amount of risk in that approach.

Especially when you factor in he only made $550,000 last year and his first arb. year is still a year away, 2015.

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February 26, 2014  10:46 AM ET
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At 26 years old, if he continues at this pace, yes. Easily. I could see $35MM or more.

Wow, I can't see it, but he's a unique talent and will could hit free agency at the earliest age I can remember for a player in recent memory.

February 26, 2014  10:48 AM ET
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Not a good deal for the Angels. They should be looking to lock up at least a few more or his FA years if they are going to shell out that many simolians.

I agree, if they are going to shell out the $$$$ they should try and lock him up at least through age 30 or 31, that way they have him through basically all of his prime years.

February 26, 2014  10:48 AM ET
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If they are buying out only two years of his free agency it might make sense for him to sign a $25 million contract now. If we went to free agency, is he really going to get more than $30 million a year?

Yes he will break that mark, you have to remember you are not talking 2014 dollars, you have to see the contracts four years from now. He may not be the only $30+ million a year mega deal by then....

 
February 26, 2014  10:51 AM ET

Trouts a cornerstone. Don't mess this one up Angels.
Just remember we need Pitchers too.

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