Asked whether the Angels’ long-term prospects have an impact on how much he wants to remain with the team, the 26-year-old outfielder replied, For sure. Trout said Eppler, owner Arte Moreno and manager Mike Scioscia are doing a good job to bring guys in and putting a great team out there.
Trout’s contract runs through 2020, after which he could become a free agent. At that point, he could well become the highest-paid player in history.
For this one, we need NFL players who have the speed but are also physical enough to withstand the contact — or are just too damn fast for it to matter.
Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is quick enough to just evade the other skaters. Look at him turn a short pass into a 57-yard score.
Leonard Fournette is 6’1 and 228 pounds. He’s not moving if other skaters run into him. And he’s got enough speed to leave an entire defense in the dust while he runs in a 90-yard score.
But as for the highlight of the winter, Obviously getting married.
On the field, Trout will lead a team with higher expectations than in the past couple of seasons thanks to the signings of Ohtani and infielders Ian Kinsler and Zack Cozart and the return to health of several pitchers. The Angels went 80-82 last year and haven’t won a postseason game since 2009.
People are going to think the expectations are higher, for sure, the two-time American League MVP said. We’re trying to get to the playoffs and make a push. We have one goal: to try to win a championship. We’re really excited to get this thing going.
Looking at the previous three years, the normal span for park factors, Chase Field drops from 116 to 100. That is, without the humidor, the venue projects to inflate runs by 16 percent over a neutral park. With the humidor, it portends to play neutral.