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Six more years for Trout

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07:35 AM ET 02.27 | For good reason, Mike Trout is dominating Angels headlines these days. He's 22 years old, the best all-around player in baseball, with second-place MVP finishes in both of his full seasons as a major leaguer. And after agreeing on a one-year, $1 million contract for 2014, his agent and the Angels are working on a long-term deal that could cover six additional seasons, according to FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal. But Wednesday, on the subject of the Angels' competitiveness in 2014, Trout wasn't the most newsworthy member of the team's outfield. That distinction belonged to Josh Hamilton -- and for the wrong reasons. Hamilton was on crutches this week because of a strained left calf, according to the Los Angeles Times. Manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton will miss "a minimum of a couple weeks."

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February 27, 2014  08:05 AM ET

A lot smarter move by the Angels than signing two much older guys, Hamilton and Pujols, to long expensive contracts.

February 27, 2014  08:07 AM ET

This guy is something else, Good for Him!

February 27, 2014  08:24 AM ET

When in doubt....

February 27, 2014  09:01 AM ET

Great sign. The kid is the real deal.

February 27, 2014  09:57 AM ET

Hamilton's off to a good start I see. Good thing he has such a wonderful contract. You never know when you're gonna need a little rainy day fund.

February 27, 2014  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Anything the Angels can do to keep this kid, they should. He is the real deal, and would likely bolt for the East Coast when he can. Pay the boy.

A long term deal is a win/win for both the Angels and Trout.

February 27, 2014  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

A long term deal is a win/win for both the Angels and Trout.

And a loss for everybody else....

February 27, 2014  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

And a loss for everybody else....

Only until he's 28, Yogi.

February 27, 2014  10:40 AM ET

Hamilton hurt again. The guy is made of glass.

February 27, 2014  10:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Only until he's 28, Yogi.

If he continues playing the way he has, the Angels will make him a deal he can't refuse.

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February 27, 2014  11:28 AM ET

They should lock him up through age 30-32 so they have him through his prime seasons, say 10 years $275 million. Wonder if he and his agent would agree to that.

February 27, 2014  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Only until he's 28, Yogi.

Yeah, true....and seeing as he's only 22 wouldn't that be something if he got even better than he is right now? He probably will to some extent.

February 27, 2014  11:59 AM ET
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They should lock him up through age 30-32 so they have him through his prime seasons, say 10 years $275 million. Wonder if he and his agent would agree to that.

Personally I think it'll be more of a Kershaw deal in regards to big money upfront less years with an opt out at some point.

February 27, 2014  12:24 PM ET
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If he continues playing the way he has, the Angels will make him a deal he can't refuse.

That better be their plan.

February 27, 2014  12:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A lot smarter move by the Angels than signing two much older guys, Hamilton and Pujols, to long expensive contracts.

Trout is the face of the franchise,there would be many good moments than bad times though!!

February 27, 2014  12:33 PM ET

bad business and bad contracts are to happen but too many times are more than enough,
the Angels should turn their business approach and sign their young prospects to a long term deal instead,and why signing long term contracts with old players??too many dissapointments are to soft the halos banks!!

February 27, 2014  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Yeah, true....and seeing as he's only 22 wouldn't that be something if he got even better than he is right now? He probably will to some extent.

Angels should do what its best for both parties,Trout would bring alot of fans to all the stadiums,but what its best the halos are about to increase their revenue in cash!!

 
February 27, 2014  12:36 PM ET
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If he continues playing the way he has, the Angels will make him a deal he can't refuse.

wonder if the halos are going to give any tentative offer to Skaggs and Santiago at all??

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