Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout's future is uncertain. Seven years and $248 million remain on his 2019 12-year, $426,500,000 agreement.
Trout's decision to stay or trade will affect the Angels' season. He may determine the franchise's future.
Braves legend John Smoltz discussed Trout's future on Flippin' Bats with Ben Verlander. Trout would decide any future deal, according to the Hall of Famer.
Given Trout's stellar Angels career, the franchise may honor his requests. According to Smoltz, Trout holds all the cards. I think the Angels will follow his wishes."
Smoltz also acknowledged that Trout may stay with the Angels. "Mike Trout differs from other superstars. He may want to stay [Angels]."
Mike Trout, an 11-time All-Star, has accomplished many things. He is also the star of a franchise that has struggled to make the playoffs.
Trading Trout might give the Angels young players and salary flexibility. It would also upset fans.
The team's consideration of Shohei Ohtani's free agency complicates matters. The franchise might be put back years by losing both players.
Ohtani's departure may mean Trout's. Trout has never won a World Series, a gap in his distinguished career. Trout, like Ohtani, may want to join a World Series contender.
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