SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rockies all-star third baseman Nolan Arenado is a baseball information junkie, so he’s properly conscious that Mike Trout and the Los Angels Angels are finalizing a deal that may pay the two-time American League MVP $430 million over the subsequent 12 years.
“Superb deal for the most effective participant within the sport,” Arenado stated Tuesday morning after the bombshell broke.
Trout’s deal would be the file contract in North American sports activities historical past. The reported contract pays Trout a median of greater than $35 million per season, supplanting Arenado as baseball’s highest-paid place participant, based mostly on common wage per season. Arenado, who final month signed an eight-year, $260 million contract, is averaging $32.5 million per season.
“It’s cool to see a group go after him and ensure they hold him like that,” Arenado stated.
As for Trout’s expertise, Arenado tipped his ballcap.
“He’s most likely the best five-tool participant the sport has seen,” Arenado stated.