The Los Angeles Angels are not just worried about trying to win, they’re also concerned about the situation surrounding Mike Trout.
Their standout center fielder is signed through the 2020 season and set to become a free agent after that. Talking in the context of the Philadelphia Phillies’ plans, MLB reporter Jon Heyman said on Tuesday that the Phillies will make a big play for Trout when he becomes a free agent. He added a significant note in his tweet, saying an “extension now is unlikely” for Trout.
There was talk during last season that the Angels would try to sign Trout long term, so maybe there is no movement on that front.