Mike Trout deserves his huge new contract, and Angels deserve credit for getting it done

Sure, Trout stayed for the money and for the atmosphere that fits his low-key demeanor. But there’s no way he stays unless he thinks Eppler is building toward something special, and now his decision gives his boss time to continue the rebuilding at a smart pace. If Trout wasn’t signed by the end of this season, the Angels would have had to rush through a quick fix next year to impress him. Now they can continue their slow, steady growth.

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