Angels reportedly ready to talk extension with Trout – MLB.com

Could a lifetime offer from the Angels be in the works for Mike Trout?

The club will reportedly engage in negotiations relating to a contract extension for Trout this offseason, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who noted that Trout and his agent, Craig Landis, will likely wait until the free-agent market settles, perhaps to assess market value. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and many more blue-chip position players will be available.

Could a lifetime offer from the Angels be in the works for Mike Trout?

The club will reportedly engage in negotiations relating to a contract extension for Trout this offseason, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who noted that Trout and his agent, Craig Landis, will likely wait until the free-agent market settles, perhaps to assess market value. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and many more blue-chip position players will be available.

The Angels reportedly attempted to sign Trout to a longer-term deal than the six-year, $144 million extension they agreed to in 2014, per Heyman. Trout is the highest-paid position player this year, with a salary of $34,083,000, and he is under contract through the 2020 season.

Last week, MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal speculated that it would be in the Angels’ best interest to gauge where they stand with Trout this offseason, perhaps by making an extension offer, and based on Trout’s response, determine whether to trade him, which has long been a topic of conversation given the Halos’ team-wide struggles despite Trout’s widespread acclaim as the best player in baseball.

Trout, who is just 27 years old, has been outspokenly loyal to the Angels since he was drafted by the organization with the 25th overall pick in 2009. As Heyman noted, Trout signed almost immediately after he was drafted and agreed to the

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