Posted February 19, 2014

Angels outfielder Mike Trout refuses to talk about contract negotiations

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Angels outfielder Mike Trout Angels outfielder Mike Trout has a slash line of .324/.416/.560 in two-plus seasons. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Angels outfielder Mike Trout has a slash line of .324/.416/.560 in two-plus seasons. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout says he isn’t going to concentrate on possible contract negotiations this season, refusing to answer questions about a possible megadeal.

Trout, who led the American League in walks and runs scored last season, won’t be eligible for arbitration until 2015 and there has been speculation that Trout could command a $300 million contract.

“I know what you guys are going to ask,” Trout said, via ESPN.com. “I’m here to get ready for the season. I don’t want to comment on the contract negotiations and stuff. I’m here to just get ready to prepare myself for the upcoming season.”

“It’s just been crazy, and it’s still going on,” Trout said. “As a kid, I always wanted to be here in a place where I could compete in the big leagues. Now I’m here and I’m living it up.”

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Trout, 22, hit .323 with 27 home runs and drove in 97 runs last season, finishing second in AL Most Valuable Player voting for the second straight year.


10 comments
Orange Crush
Orange Crush

Pretty sure that boat sailed last year. He was insulted they didn't want to reward him for his rookie season with that ridiculous amount they gave him last year. Now they will either have to go overboard with a contract offer or he will play out his time there and go to the highest bidder. That wasn't a good move on the Angels' part.

PackersFanNumeroUno
PackersFanNumeroUno

The question on everyone's mind is who takes more roids, Trout or Harper?

weir6
weir6

He definitely rubbed 'the clear' on his winkie.  

The_truth_hurts
The_truth_hurts

He should hurry up and sign a deal before he gets busted for PED's.

MullySticks
MullySticks

Oh look, this guy is still trolling. That's all this guy does all day and looks for fights. Tough guy behind the keyboard. Don't you have a life clown?