Mike Trout says staying with Angels was ‘never a question’
There were a lot of rumors about Mike Trout heading home to his native Philadelphia when his contract expired, but that was, apparently, always overblown.
At a rally confirming Trout’s 12-year, $430 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, the outfielder said southern California was “home” now, and there was “never a question” that he’d stay long-term.
Mike Trout: “This is my home…there was never a question I was going to be an Angel for life.”
There was a chorus of boos when Mike Trout brought up the possibility of going to play on the East Coast.”
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 24, 2019
The deal came after days of Bryce Harper very publicly recruiting Trout to Philadelphia. It may be that Trout is saying things to appease his home fans, but it really doesn’t sound like he ever got close to wanting to push his way to free agency in order to return home.