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Mike Trout: The Angels Box Office superstar

Mike Trout
Mike Trout
Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY

The new generation of Major League Baseball consist of Yasiel Puig, Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, and outfielder Mike Trout who is also the premiere face of the Los Angeles Angels.

The 2012 AL Rookie of the Year made a huge splash on Opening Night at Angels Stadium, with a two run home run against the Seattle Mariners.

Just a two days before, Trout signed a lucrative six year, $144.5-million contract with the Angels.
Some said that the Angels got off light in comparison to Miguel Cabrera (31) who recently signed a 10-year $292 million contract with the Detroit Tigers.

"What Mike was trying to accomplish was some financial security, but also keeping the door open for whatever may happen down the road,” Trout's agent Craig Landis said.

Trout has finished second in American League MVP voting in each of the last two years, but is widely considered to be the best all-around player in the game. Trout has hit .324, .416, .560 with 57 home runs, 66 doubles and 82 stolen bases in 2012-2013 combined, which led the majors in both seasons

The Angels were fortunate to lock up the young superstar for that amount, considering they have alomst $375 million in contracts tied up in Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols for the next several years.

Trout would be eligible for another more lucrative deal around 28 years old with either the Angels or another team. The deal truly puts the team's commitment to winning at a serious test.
Trout is a box office superstar and baring injury will only continue to get better, as his love for baseball increases.

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