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Is Mike Trout underpaid?

Weeks after Bryce Harper and Manny Machado got big money in free agency, Mike Trout put them to shame. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder is finalizing a 12-year, $430 million contract extension that begins in 2021. It is the largest contract ever in North American sports, but given Trout's accomplishments before hitting his physical prime, many think the All-Star outfielder is underpaid. Others think he got plenty of money for a player who has yet to win a World Series title. What do you think? ⚾

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Mike Trout has never finished lower than fourth in the MVP voting, been on All-Star roster since his first full year, and has six Silver Sluggers to his name—all before the age of 28. He is just hitting his prime! Trout might not only be the greatest player now, but he may be the greatest player ever. $430 million is a bargain.

According to MLB Daily Dish, Trout currently has about 20 more wins above replacement than the next best player since he's been in the league. He also has more WAR than both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper combined in the last three years, and they got over $300 million each. Who cares if he hasn't won a World Series? He has proven he's not the problem but the key for any team that desires to compete.

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$430 million is a lot of money. It's over $100 million more than what Bryce Harper got in his extension. Trout may be better than Harper, but he's not $100 million better. No one is.

Yes, Trout won two MVP awards, but he's only been to the playoffs once since he joined the league. You can't give one player nearly half a billion dollars without at least one championship.

While he has performed at G.O.A.T. level and is probably worth the money, he definitely isn't underpaid.

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