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.

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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.

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Is Arenado envious? Completely not. He’s simply pleased to see to see the Angels committing to Trout for the long run.

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“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.

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