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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mike Trout, demand to be traded to the Yankees. Trout! Trout, come back!

Yankee fans, demand Mike Trout. Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Angels can reasonably trade Mike Trout for young prospects because Trout is the best baseball player on the planet.

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Photo of Mike Trout
PositionCenterfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 235 lb.
Come on, Mike. You know you want it. You're a Jersey boy. Come back home where you belong. You're playing in some undefined location in southern California. That's no place for the closest thing to Mickey Mantle in more than 50 years.

OPS+:
Trout: 169 career; 179 high
Mantle: 172 career; 210 high

OK, Trout is not The Mick but, hey, who is? Was? At Trout's age Mantle had the triple crown of all of baseball. But we Yankee fans will take Trout. Before the idiot Steinbrenner Kids do something foolish and try to get the fool Bryce Harper when/if Harper becomes available.

Trout! Trout, come back! (See the last lines of Shane (1953))

2 comments:

James A said...

"OK, Trout is not The Mick but, hey, who is? Was? At Trout's age Mantle had the triple crown of all of baseball"

Trout is better than Mantle through the same age. Mantle had the triple crown during his age 24 season (Trout is still playing his age 24 season, and we don't know how he'll end it) but Mantle topped out at 5th in MVP voting during his earlier seasons, whereas Trout has been first or second for 4 years in a row.

Kenneth Matinale said...

I think Trout is great, obviously. However, Mantle could have been MVP in 1952, possibly also in 1955. Later he easily could have been MVP in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1964. Mantle was MVP in 1956, 1957, 1962.

It's more difficult to be MVP now because there almost twice as many teams. Mantle's cumulative OPS+ through:
1954 148
1955 155
1956 166
1957 174
1958 176

Trout currently 170.