Found September 25, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Mike Trout
TEAMS: Los Angeles Angels
Angels fans are concerned that if the club’s front office doesn’t get serious and start taking care of Mike Trout, the young phenom may bolt when free agency arrives. But the Angels may have already let this one get away. Trout is already talking about looking elsewhere when free agency arrives, despite this season being just his second year in the big leagues and the fact that he’s under team control through 2017. But he’s not taking a hard-line stance or making threats so much — he’s just dropping some hints. “It’s about time to start looking for a house,” Trout said when asked this week where he’ll live this offseason, after he spent his downtime last year at his parents’ house in New Jersey. “I’m trying to see what direction my career takes me. Do I want to buy a house out here or some other place?” That has sparked some thinking that Trout may already be mulling his next career move, for when he becomes a free agent after the 2017 season. While Trout sounded committed to his c

Mike Trout hints he's open to playing for another team

Mike Trout is still under the Los Angeles Angels’ control for another four seasons and quite a ways away free agency. He and his agent have not talked with the team about a possible contract extension, insisting that they will be patient. Another concern for the Angels is that Trout seems open to the possibility […]

Seven young MLB superstars with Hall of Fame potential

There's been a lot of talk about all the young stars taking over baseball, and with Mike Trout looking like one of the best players in the league in just his second's a pretty easy discussion to get wrapped up in. So along those lines, here's a look at seven young Major Leaguers who already look to have a shot at Cooperstown. 7. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta...

Mike Trout, Angels not talking deal

Mike Trout is positioning himself for a huge contract one that should top $100 million and could push $200 million if he is willing to sign for nine or 10 years but neither the star outfielder nor the Angels are in any hurry to make a deal. “I'll answer one question on contract talks — there have been no discussions” said Craig Landis Trout's agent. “Obviously Mike...

Creative contract extension ideas for Mike Trout

Winter is coming. The Angels will soon enter into a crucial off-season where they need to revamp their roster in a hurry so that they can contend for the World Series in 2014. They've got several roster holes to fill and limited money and prospect resources with which to fill them. But they also have one other very important item to tick off of their agenda: signing Mike Trout...

Halo Headlines: no extension talks for Trout (yet), Trout wins team MVP

The September 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including no extension talks for Trout (yet), Trout wins team MVP and much more... The Story: Mike Trout and the Angels have yet to discuss a long-term contract. The Monkey Says: PANIC!!!!!! THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or just calm down. This isn't the time of year where these talks happen...

Trout shows appreciation, spends time with fans

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Watching Angels' All-Star outfielder Mike Trout maneuvering through his pregame preparation can best be described in one word: intense. Whether it's putting on his uniform or getting ready to take batting practice, the 22-year-old is doing it with a purpose. The two-time team MVP obviously has a place he goes where most of us have never been, explaining...

How Home Field Advantage is Like Mike Trout

Home-field advantage is a strange concept, or should I say, a strange reality. It doesn’t really matter, for our purposes, why it exists — it just matters that it exists. It’s there, all of the time, in every single baseball game, and while I wouldn’t say it’s an unspoken thing, it’s seldom thought of in depth. A team playing at home has an advantage it wouldn’t have...

Scioscia sits Trout in Angels' final home game

Mike Trout was not in the starting lineup for the Angels' home finale Wednesday, and how did Manager Mike Scioscia explain that to the fans looking forward to seeing the best player in baseball one last time this season? "He's played about 80 games here," Scioscia said. "He's played a lot. It's a day off that is long overdue for him." Trout,...

Photo: Angels rookies forced to wear speedos

It's that magical time of the year again, folks. It's the time where Major League Baseball clubs initiate their rookies through the age old practice of hazing. The latest incident of hazing involves the Los Angeles Angels veterans forcing the youngsters to dress up in speedos and skullcaps to represent a water polo squad.  Mike Trout appeared to really...

Halo Headlines: Scioscia still committed to Angels, Mike Trout's opening act

The September 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia still committed to the Angels, Mike Trout's opening act and much more... The Story: Mike Scioscia still doesn't know if he'll be retained, but is remains committed to the Angel organization. The Monkey Says: It is intriguing that Scioscia still doesn't know what Moreno...

Halo Headlines: MVP case for Mike Trout, Pujols feels good and ready for normal off-season routine

The September 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including MVP case for Mike Trout, Pujols feels good and ready for normal off-season routine and much more... The Story: Albert Pujols feels good and will start his normal off-season routine in November. The Monkey Says: Albert says he was working to get himself in playing shape earlier in September...

Angels Fans: Well, what do we do now?

by Glen McKee, Columnist & Satirist  - In a handful of days Angels baseball will be over for 2103.  It’s a semantic distinction; meaningful Angels baseball has been over for at least a month now, and posters on have been reduced to arguing about Cowgill versus Shuck in the starting lineup, why Calhoun wasn’t starting every day, and what the...

Richards rocked as A's roll past Angels 10-5

Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo are slumping. Garrett Richards had his roughest start of the year. Near the end of their dismal season, the Los Angeles Angels just couldn't keep up with their playoff-bound instate rivals. Jed Lowrie hit a three-run homer, Brandon Moss added a two-run shot and the Oakland Athletics kept rolling toward the postseason with their fifth straight victory...

WATCH: Alex Rios hit for the cycle

Photo: Tony Gutierrez Alex Rios flex his muscles Monday night against the Houston Astros as he quickly hit for the cycle in six innings.  Rios joins Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes as the only players to hit for the cycle this season.  He smacked a two-run double in the first, reached on infield single to third, a solo home run in the fourth, and a RBI triple in the sixth inning...

Angels Player Power Rankings - Week 26

RANK PLAYER CHANGE COMMENTS 1 -- 0 Last Week: 1 Mike Trout - Was anyone else shocked that Trout homered in three straight games for the first time in his career last week? I know he has had a short career, but I am always taken aback when I find out he did something for the first time. ...
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