Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus has tweeted a reaction to reports that baseball superstar Mike Trout is signing a contract worth over $400m million. Trout is said to be finalizing a 12-year $430 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
“[Mike Trout’s agent, chewing loudly on a bagel] ‘I dunno, four hundred thirty million?'”
MLB Trade Rumors reports: The Angels are nearing agreement on a record-setting contract with superstar outfielder Mike Trout, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan. Trout will be promised $360MM in new money over a ten-year term, according to reports from Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times (on Twitter) and Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register.
Trout stands to earn $36MM in each of those ten seasons. The deal leaves in place his preexisting $33.25MM salaries for the 2019-20 seasons, which he agreed to under a previous extension that was also negotiated by agent Craig Landis.
Trout will turn 39 during the final season (2030) of his new contract. In all likelihood, he and the deal will still be with the Halos at that time. The new agreement will not include any opt-outs, per Shaikin (via Twitter), and provides Trout with full no-trade protection, Bob Nightengale of USA Today adds on Twitter.