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  • Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it

    Paying $144.5 million is team-friendly? Mike Trout will still take it
    Mike Trout could have rejected the Angels' overtures this winter, signed a series of one-year deals through arbitration, become a free agent at age 26 and inked the largest contract in baseball history in 2017. Then the star center fielder saw the...
  • Angels' Trout just can't explain it

    ANAHEIM, Calif. When Mike Trout used to go out for dinner with his veteran teammates and the check would come, they would tell him his day was coming. "We're waiting," they told him. "As soon as you get that contract, you're buying." Safe to say, next...
  • Freeway Series: Angels 6, Dodgers 2

    Angels 6, Dodgers 2 AT THE PLATE: On the day he signed his six-year, $144.5-million contract extension, Angels center fielder Mike Trout singled and hit a solo home run in his first two at-bats. Kole Calhoun hit a three-run home run to right field in...
  • Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw, Angels' Mike Trout: Leading men, class acts

    In those heady days when Barry Bonds was hitting a home run just about every day, visitors would flock to the clubhouse of the San Francisco Giants. You would turn to the right for Bonds, for his entourage, for his oversized lounge chair, and for the...
  • Dodgers favored in NL; AL race wide open

    Dodgers favored in NL; AL race wide open
    The Los Angeles Dodgers appear poised to cash in on their big-budget blockbuster of a roster and end a 26-year wait for another World Series in the 2014 Major League Baseball season. It's a different story in the American League where any number of...
  • UConn, Michigan State Promise A Garden Thriller

    UConn takes on Michigan State Sunday at Madison Square Garden in what must be one of the most anticipated games in recent program history. Sports are about scenes and moments, and who knows what type of New York moment is next for this upstart UConn team....
  • In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending

    In MLB, there's no such thing as runaway spending
    After making Billy Williams the Cubs' first $100,000 player in 1973, owner P.K. Wrigley told the left fielder "you fellows are going to price yourself out of baseball." Four decades later, $100 million contracts are commonplace and the players still...
  • Mike Trout agrees with Angels on six-year contract extension

    Mike Trout agrees with Angels on six-year contract extension
    The Angels and outfielder Mike Trout agreed Friday to a six-year contract extension that guarantees him $144.5 million. The Angels will formally announce the deal Saturday at Angel Stadium, before the Freeway Series finale against the Dodgers. The new...
  • Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension

    Angels lock up Mike Trout with six-year contract extension
    Albert Pujols made his major league debut at 22. Jered Weaver made his minor league debut at 22. Mike Trout just made $145 million at 22, and he set himself up to become the richest athlete in North American sports history. The best player in baseball...
  • Mark Whicker: Trout signing is wise investment for player and team

    ANAHEIM, Calif. The Angels have Mike Trout through 2020. They are lucky to have him at all. In fact, they only have him through the tender mercies of their competitors. Of the 23 players selected in the 2009 draft before the Angels' turn came up, only...
  • Capsules for the AL West Division

    AL WEST (in predicted order of finish) Oakland Athletics Last year: 96-66 (first, AL West) New faces: LHP Scott Kazmir (Indians), RHP Jim Johnson (Orioles), RHP Luke Gregerson (Padres), LHP Drew Pomeranz (Rockies), OF Craig Gentry (Rangers), INF Nick...
  • Preview for the AL West Division

    How they'll finish in the AL West Pos Team 1. Texas 2. Oakland 3. L.A. Angels 4. Mariners 5. Houston New faces, places The Mariners paid Robinson Cano $240 million to be their second baseman and No. 3 hitter. For that kind of money, he...