Yesterday, we considered the legal viability of baseball players using Section 2855 of the California Labor Code to enter free agency early. The state law stipulates that employees cannot be held to contracts of longer than seven years; over at FanGraphs, Nathaniel Grow speculated that Mike Trout—and other California…
There isn’t a team in Major League Baseball that wouldn’t jump at the chance to sign Mike Trout, whose two MVP awards in his first five years of big league service vastly underrepresent how good he really is. And there isn’t a team that could afford to do so that wouldn’t throw hundreds of millions of dollars in his…
In the midst of a meaningless loss at the tail end of a losing season, the Angels’ Mike Trout is still making highlight reel-worthy defensive plays. You know, as he does.
Hello, it’s time once again for a check-in with Mike Trout, that guy who continues to be the best player in baseball despite wasting away on a crap-ass Angels roster.
Cleveland Indians third baseman Juan Uribe was carted off the field in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels after Mike Trout’s ground ball bounced into his testicles.
Mike Trout started the 2016 season on an uncharacteristic slump. Before yesterday’s game against the White Sox, the Angels center fielder was hitting .220 (the worst through 14 games since his rookie season) and had only four extra base hits and a single, lonely dinger to his name. He’s really struggled hitting…
A few Angels players went to the Golden State Warriors’ practice today, and the world learned that Mike Trout can do more than just mash taters (he’s still really, really good at that, by the way). Trout can also ball a little bit.
Today’s spring training excitement comes to you from Arizona, where a Cactus League classic between the White Sox and Angels resulted in some lucky kid walking away with a Mike Trout home run ball—and an adult walking away with a random baseball he thought was a Mike Trout home run ball.
When Mike Trout isn’t mashing home runs or robbing them, he’s at home doing precise meteorological measurements; the self-described “weather geek” wants to be a stormchaser someday, and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore had Trout on this morning to report on conditions in his hometown of Millville, N.J.
The Angels are in a scrap to make the playoffs this season, and losing closer Huston Street hurts, but they still have the American League MVP favorite in Mike Trout. Trout has hit a career-high 40 dingers this season and has also, according to MLB’s Statcast, robbed the most as well. The best of these thefts was…
It’s not like Mike Trout’s career highlight reel needed another entry in order to convince you that he’s very likely going to go down as one of the best players in history, but here, have another one.
Mike Trout was named All-Star Game MVP for the second consecutive year as the American League beat the National League 6-3 to secure home field advantage in the World Series.
Bryce Harper, who is currently doing amazing things, says Mike Trout remains the man in MLB: “I still believe Trout is the best player in the game, hands down.”
Mike Trout tried to steal third tonight in the top of the fifth at Boston. By all rights, he should have been out. The umpire, in fact, called him out. But replay review declared him safe, thanks to this brilliant, acrobatic slide.
Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember that Mike Trout, who has been doing amazing shit on the field for the last four seasons, is still just 23 years old and hasn’t actually been around that long. It’s one of those things that sometimes happens with guys who are so good so early in their career: every great play is…
Deadspin readers have overwhelmingly demanded to know what it would look like if various major leaguers had pitcher Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes. In the interest of service to you, the reader, we present various major leaguers with Aaron Harang’s distinctive eyes.
Clayton Kershaw followed-up his NL Cy Young win by taking home the NL MVP trophy too, becoming the first person to sweep those awards since Bob Gibson did so while playing for the Cardinals in 1968. The Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton—whose candidacy might have been sunk when he took a fastball to the face and…
You might want to sit down for this. After hitting a triple last night, Angels outfielder Mike Trout chatted with Adrian Beltre, and touched the Rangers third baseman's head without him getting mad.
Over at the New Yorker, Ben McGrath has a brief, characteristically thoughtful essay up about a question that people have been asking basically for as long as the game has been played but which, lately, seems to actually have something to it: What's wrong with baseball?