$430 million for Mike Trout is a bargain


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Over at the baseball site I wrote about Angels outfielder Mike Trout and his new contract extension

​Short version: Trout is the best player in baseball and, perhaps, is the best player in baseball history. He is about to sign a contract extension that will pay him $430 million over the next 12 years. 

A lot of people think ballplayers make too much money but, by any objective measure, the Los Angeles Angels are getting a bargain.

Craig Calcaterra

Craig is the national baseball writer for NBCSports.com. He writes about things other than sports at Craigcalcaterra.com. He lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife, two kids, and many cats.