Originally Posted by O.city
So with Hamilton going to the Angels, what does that do for them potentially not resigning Mike Trout?
Maybe we "redeal" for them taking Pujols and sign him to play in STL in a few?
5 year deal.
If anything, it proves that they will
re-sign Trout. They've now built $25 million/season into their payroll structure and that $25 million will fall away the very off-season that Trout is looking to be a FA.
That's what sucks worst about this - it proves that there really is no end to the amount of money that Moreno can spend...and by God he's going to spend it. Trout will stay in Anaheim. Even if he doesn't, Anaheim will drive the price up to a point where there are only a couple of teams (notably NY and maybe a wild card like Chicago or Philly) that can compete at that price point.