|2013||21||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$510,000||1.070||contracts|
|2014||22||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$1,000,000||2.070|
|2015||23||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$5,250,000|
|2016||24||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$15,250,000|
|2017||25||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$19,250,000|
|2018||26||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$33,250,000|
|2019||27||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$33,250,000|
|2020||28||Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||$33,250,000|
|Earliest Free Agent: 2021|
|Career to date (may be incomplete)||$1,510,000||Does not include future salaries|
Has Mike Trout topped out? Batters no longer improve according to Fangraphs. Sunday, August 3, 2014
Mike Trout may not improve and any team that signs him after his current contract expires in 2020 will get diminishing returns. That's the conclusion if research in Frangraphs is correct...
This research indicates the Angels will get their money's worth through 2017 when Trout is 25 and paid $19.5 million. For his final three years through 2020 and age 28 at $33 million per year, it's more problematic.
Let's take that and combine it with another idea.
MVP: should money be considered? Thursday, November 8, 2012
... MVP is the best player, not someone who fits into some sloppy sliding scale:
- player is good
- team does well
- teammates are not too good.
|Mike Trout in Baltimore |
September 17, 2011
by Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA
via Wikimedia Commons
Was he worth more then?
But here's the point that none of us has considered: money. How much money did their respective teams allocate to each of these individuals and what players could have been on the Tiger and Angel rosters because of that difference in money spent to pay Cabrera and Trout...
And even though I do not embrace WAR let's try it for this purpose: determining a dollar value for wins. Let's use WAR as calculated by baseball-reference.com. What, you thought there was one intergalactically accepted WAR? And since Cabrera is ranked third because his fielding is considered below average, let's throw in the number two player, Yankee second baseman Robinson Cano who was paid $14 million.
salary / WAR = $$ per WAR:
Trout $500,000 / 10.7 = $46,729
Cano $14,000,000 / 8.2 = $1,707,317
Cabrera $21,000,000 / 6.9 = $3,043,478
Well, that puts MVP into an entirely different perspective.
So isn't Mike Trout losing value? Even if the fangraphs thing is bunk, just look at the money.