Mike Trout is getting paid

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Mike Trout is getting paid 

Post#1 » by Mamba Mentality » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:23 pm

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Post#2 » by Dr Positivity » Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:07 pm

Wow. I hope they get good because it's a shame if a generational talent becomes buried his whole career
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Mike trout: 12 years $430 million  

Post#3 » by bringWallyBack » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:37 am

I know this is a NBA forum but that's an insane amount of money.

He literally can produce his own Marvel movie

Alright alright to make it into an nba topic I have two questions:

1) Which active player would be worth that contract and that amount right now?

2) since we have hindsight, at what point in Lebron's career after his rookie contract would he had been worth that contract?

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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#4 » by Picasso » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:39 am

That is an insane contract. And with incentive I believe o saw he could get up to 450.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#5 » by igorbianch » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:39 am

AD had a 240/5 contract in his table this summer and he turned down.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#6 » by bondom34 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:40 am

Nobody's worth it now. Lebron would have been right after his rookie deal (so paying for 2007-2019). For the NBA it's just impossible to pay a guy that long with shorter careers and a salary cap.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#7 » by NYKHardKnock » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:42 am

One injury away from, well, a disaster. Those contracts shouldn’t exist.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#8 » by cpower » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:43 am

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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#9 » by simonbampfield » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:45 am

igorbianch wrote:AD had a 240/5 contract in his table this summer and he turned down.

Yep, which blows that Trout contract out of the water. AD could have been eating lobster.

I mean it equates to more than 570 million over the 12 years.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#10 » by Strepbacter » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:47 am

That's a steal for the Angels. Mike Trout is the best player in the game by a distance, and well on his way to GOAT status. He's like everything LeBron stans desperately wish LeBron was.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#11 » by Atmanne » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:51 am

Still underpaid. And A-Rod got a contract worth more than that twice taking into account inflation.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#12 » by Hindenburg » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:54 am

I don't understand these crazy baseball contracts. Lots can happen in 12 years and Trout is about to turn 28 in the summer. Why lock yourself into it for more than a decade? This is where NBA shows being a better run league. 4-5 years should be the absolute max.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#13 » by JDR720 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:55 am

I dont get why baseball teams give those contracts. it never works.

and on NBA. I think a few players would be worth it (on a yearly salary basis) but you cant give NBA players a decade long contract, thats asking for trouble.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#14 » by theonlyclutch » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:00 am

Surprised that guy didn't push for something shorter time-wise with a larger AAV, he could get something like a 5/270 and then if he stays healthy and good he can still get 7/160 then, which front loads the cash flow and is more advantageous.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#15 » by Nacho Bidness » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:02 am

On a per year basis Canelo Alvarez deal with DAZN is higher. This deal is 12yrs and it is bonkers in it's totality tho.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#16 » by Nutty Nats Fan » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:02 am

simonbampfield wrote:
igorbianch wrote:AD had a 240/5 contract in his table this summer and he turned down.

Yep, which blows that Trout contract out of the water. AD could have been eating lobster.

I mean it equates to more than 570 million over the 12 years.

I'm pretty sure AD can afford all the lobster he wants right now. :wink:
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#17 » by RCM88x » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 am

Hindenburg wrote:I don't understand these crazy baseball contracts. Lots can happen in 12 years and Trout is about to turn 28 in the summer. Why lock yourself into it for more than a decade? This is where NBA shows being a better run league. 4-5 years should be the absolute max.


Because having the greatest player of this generation for 12 years is better than 1.

Long deals like this can be good for teams to, they don't have to worry about losing them in 3 years if the team is terrible.
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#18 » by Dupp » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:03 am

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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#19 » by NBAFan93 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:07 am

I can’t think of anyone worth a 12 year contract in the NBA. Even the guys who have had long star-level careers start to slow down around age 33...and those guys are really rare. Like said above, maybe LeBron after he was a rookie, but he’s had almost unprecedented longevity and health.

And good lord - can you imagine the trade demands and sitting out hissy fits if guys were on 12 year contracts???? These guys can’t even do 4 years out of 5 before wanting out cause it is “their time” and they are dissatisfied w/ something. And they doesn’t consider someone getting injured.

How does baseball work? Is that money guaranteed if he gets hurt?
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Re: Mike trout: 12 years $430 million 

Post#20 » by CBU » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:10 am

In MLB, standard is $10mn per year per 1 WAR.

Trout averages 8.5 WAR a year, he's underpaid by about 50%.

He's that good...

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