“I am willing to trade if he requests it.”
Trade rumors arose for Mike Trout (32, LA Angels), who boasts the best contract in the major leagues. USA Today said on the 11th (hereinafter Korean time), 온라인바카라“The LA Angels are willing to trade Trout if he requests it.”
Otani and Trout/Getty Images Korea
LA Angels Mike Trout./Getty Images Korea
Trout signed a 12-year, $426.5 million (approximately 568.7 billion won) contract with the Angels just before the start of the 2019 season. This contract boasts his largest single contract. This coming winter, Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) is expected to surpass $500 million for the first time in history, dropping Trout’s contract to second place.
According to ESPN, Trout still has seven years and more than $248 million left on his contract with the Angels. However, this means that Trout can be traded if he wants to. Trout plans to discuss the club’s future and path with club management after the season. Naturally, talk about his trade is expected to come up.
“If this issue comes up in the off-season, it’s definitely something to think about and talk about,” Trout told the Orange County Register. I haven’t thought about it yet. There will certainly be conversation in the winter. “Just to see where everything is headed and what the plan is.”
In other words, Trout is also curious about the future of the Angels. This winter, ‘Trautani’ will be disbanded. If Ohtani leaves for another club, it is natural for Trout to think about the future of himself and the club. For the Angels, it is better to get rid of Trout and get a package of prospects and make a fresh start than to rebuild without Ohtani.
The variable is that Trout has not been as good as he used to be due to injuries in recent years. When he’s healthy, he’s the best hitter in the major leagues, but he’s not. If there are clubs that want Trout, they will definitely check this part. You may wish to preserve part of the contract. The transfer of a player of this size is by no means easy.
Trout also needs time to think. He said he would do his best to keep Otani alive, but he was on the verge of failure. Trout may also want to continue his postseason career, which began in 2014, with another team. Does Trout have different feelings from Otani? You have your own health issues, and you will want to hear the club’s position as well. In some ways, Trout is the player who may have the most complicated feelings about Ohtani’s breakup with the Angels.
Trout/Getty Images Korea
Trout/Getty Images Korea
If Trout requests a trade from the Angels this winter and it actually goes through, it is expected to attract as much interest as the free agent signing of Ohtani.