Rationalizing why Mike Trout is bad and your guy is the undisputed MVP is an experience that every American League fan will go through at some point over Trout’s career, but tonight on the Houston Astros’ broadcast, the announcers started really grasping at straws.
It sometimes feels almost cruel that the brilliance of Mike Trout is so often wasted on moments and games that seem wholly irrelevant, which is why it’s such a joy to finally see an at least semi-competitive Angels team in a season that’s shaping up as Trout’s best yet. (Time spent on the disabled list be damned.)…
Mike Trout got his 1,000th hit last night, on his 26th birthday, and yet that’s not even the most absurd Mike Trout Number to obsess over today. Here is something to really blow your mind:
Today was Mike Trout’s 26th birthday. He recorded his 1,000th hit. He hit a home run. He remains so spectacularly talented to be almost boringly so, with no indication that he will develop any flaws soon. Here are his teammates, celebrating this glorious day by dumping all manner of stuff upon his head:
Mike Trout left Sunday’s game against the Marlins after he appeared to sprain his thumb on a headfirst slide. The extent of the injury was unclear at the time, but an MRI today showed that the Angels outfielder has a torn ligament in his left thumb. The 25-year-old will go to the disabled list for the first time in…
Through 37 games, Angels slugger Mike Trout is off to the best start of his career. He’s hitting .341/.451/.742 with 13 home runs, eight stolen bases, and 24 walks.
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.