Mike Trout RUMORS & NEWS

  • BBWAA voter who put Mike Trout 7th on AL MVP ballot also voted A-Rod 7th 20 years ago

    Awful Announcing "Since his first full MLB season in 2012, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout has been the best overall player in baseball. On Thursday, he was recognized for his excellence, winning his second American League Most Valuable Player award in five seasons. And he’s only 25 years old! No one..." November 18

  • Mike Trout named 2016 American League Most Valuable Player

    Hardball Talk "Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the 2016 American League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He’s the first Angel to win the award since… himself, two years ago. Trout now has four consecutive top-two AL MVP finishes in the last five years. Trout, 25, had..." November 17

  • MLB scout believes Yankees are gearing up to trade for Mike Trout

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels had a down year in 2016, but Mike Trout continued to show why many have labeled him the best player in baseball. It would seem crazy for the Angels to consider trading the 25-year-old superstar, but one scout believes the richest team in baseball is going to try to convince..." November 15

  • Report: Trout, Harper not on preliminary U.S. WBC roster

    New York Post "A preliminary 50-player list had to be submitted early in October for the United States team for the World Baseball Classic and neither the Angels’ Mike Trout nor the Nationals’ Bryce Harper is included because neither would commit to the process. The United States GM Joe Torre said it is not a..." November 01

  • Angels' Mike Scioscia thinks Mike Trout is an obvious choice for AL MVP

    Los Angeles Times "Mike Scioscia has always said the most valuable players each year should come from a contending team, a notable viewpoint this year because his team is not one. “I still feel that way,” the Angels’ longtime manager said this week. “I haven’t changed at all.” But, he said, this season is a..." October 01

  • Just a scare for Angels Mike Trout: X-rays negative

    Orange County Register "Mike Trout, who left Wednesday's game after being hit in the left shoulder blade by a pitch, underwent X-rays, which showed no break, on Thursday. Trout said he was sore after Wednesday's game, but he was still hoping to play on Friday" September 29

  • Trout weighs in on MVP vote: I try to be the best every year

    Los Angeles Times "In this election season, Mike Trout has a simple platform. “I try to be the best player in the league every year,” he said. He has succeeded this year, again. Now comes the vote for most valuable player, and the annual debate over whether “best” and “most valuable” are the same thing. If..." September 25

  • Mike Trout's place in history is already greater than you think

    Yardbarker "For all intents and purposes, it has been generally established that Mike Trout is the top player in baseball today. He has hit the perennial MVP candidate zone, due to the fact that he has never played a full season and finished lower than second in the race for the trophy. He has made the..." September 03

  • Trout swerved to avoid car, hit another in highway collision

    Orange County Register "Angel outfielder Mike Trout swerved, but still hit another vehicle that had slowed to a stop on the southbound 55 freeway Wednesday night, and that Chevrolet was pushed into another car, says a California Highway Patrol report released Thursday. Trout’s Mercedes Benz struck the left, rear side..." September 01

  • Mike Trout Crash 'ALCOHOL NOT A FACTOR' ... Cops Say

    TMZ "Mike Trout was NOT drunk when he slammed his black Mercedes-Benz into a Chevy late Wednesday night ... officials tell TMZ Sports. We spoke with Officer Olivera of the California Highway Patrol who tells us ... responding officers say Trout did not show ANY signs of intoxication at the scene of..." September 01

  • Angels' Mike Trout uninjured after car crash on 55 freeway in Santa Ana

    Orange County Register "Angels star outfielder Mike Trout was involved in an auto crash and was uninjured Wednesday night on the 55 freeway. The Orange County Fire Authority responded to a pair of separate but related crashes each involving two vehicles at 8:50 p.m. in the southbound lane of the 55 freeway at McFadden..." September 01

  • Mike Trout is better than ever. So why aren't enough people paying attention?

    SI "Baseball's best player is trending toward being an all-time great, but he has not resonated with the general public the way the previous generation's superstars have. Angels centerfielder Mike Trout has no peers in baseball today. He is, by one measure, the best young hitter born in almost..." August 30

  • 3 reasons why Mike Trout will be MLB's next $300M man

    The Score "In the final installment of this three-part series, we look at three reasons why Mike Trout - the inimitable Los Angeles Angels superstar working to distinguish himself as the greatest ballplayer who ever lived - will be the next player to land a $300-million contract. Safest bet Over the past..." August 20

  • Mike Trout doesn't believe David Ortiz will retire

    NESN "Since his announcement last fall, David Ortiz has made one thing very clear to everyone who asks: He’s absolutely retiring at the end of this season. The Boston Red Sox’s legendary DH has been peppered with “Are you sure?” questions all season long thanks to the incredible numbers he’s putting..." July 12

  • Trout proposes to girlfriend with skywriting message

    MLB.com "What do you do for a proposal when you're one of the game's most gifted stars? You can't do the ballpark proposal -- that sort of thing is reserved for fans ... mostly. As was revealed Saturday on social media, Angels star Mike Trout recently proposed to his girlfriend, Jess, using a method..." July 03

  • Mike Trout may be the best player in MLB, but the Angels' future may be the worst

    CBS Sports "From 2012 through 2015, Mike Trout was the best player in baseball. There are those that would argue that Bryce Harper might've now caught up with or even surpassed him for that title. Or that upstarts like Manny Machado might be getting close. Whatever the case, Trout certainly warrants a..." June 17

  • Angels' Mike Trout avoids major injury after being hit in the thumb

    CBS Sports "The baseball world got to breathe a collective sigh of relief after the Angels game on Sunday, because Mike Trout suffered only a thumb contusion after this pitch. Broken bones happen often when players are hit in the thumb/hand/wrist area by pitches, notably those of more than 90 miles per..." June 13

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