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