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Mike Trout Signs Largest Contract in Professional Sports History: Latest Angels Odds

Written by:
Dan Shapiro
Published on:
Mar/19/2019

Mike Trout has signed a record $432M, 12-year deal with the LA Angels organization.  This would make him the highest paid athlete in professional sports history.

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The Angels were coming in at 60-1 odds of winning the 2019 World Series.

The deal was disclosed Tuesday by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been finalized and had not been announced.

Trout would top the new $330 million, 12-year contract between Bryce Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies, and his $36 million average annual value would surpass Zack Greinke's $34.4 million in a six-year deal with Arizona that started in 2016.

Prior to the 2018 season, Sports Illustrated rated Trout the #1 player in baseball.

During the 2018 MLB season, Trout batted .312 (4th in the league)/.460 (leading the league)/.628 (3rd), with 101 runs scored (9th), 39 home runs (4th), 79 RBIs, 24 stolen bases (9th), a 92.31 stolen base percentage (2nd), 12.1 at bats per home run (2nd), and a 29.7 power-speed number (4th).

- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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