Mike Trout will outplay his $430M, 12-year deal with the Angels - Max Kellerman | First Take

  • Published on Mar 19, 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman analyze Mike Trout's record-smashing deal with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for 12 years, worth over $430 million. Stephen A. and Max not only agree that Trout is worth the money, but he even has a chance to go down as the greatest player in MLB history.
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  • joseph23ification
    joseph23ification 6 days ago +1

    $430 million dollar contract? Enjoy your $180 million dollar after taxation.

  • Sole Search
    Sole Search 27 days ago

    Honestly... they got him for a bargain

  • Kristoffer Iversen
    Kristoffer Iversen 28 days ago

    I am pretty sure he's not 26 Max...

  • Jabrony Lin
    Jabrony Lin 28 days ago +1

    He better win some titles in that 12 year span

  • Jewel Clark
    Jewel Clark 29 days ago +2

    Mike earned that contract!

  • Il Exile lI
    Il Exile lI 29 days ago +1

    The market has been set for Mookie Betts now. He is worth more than Harper and Machado, but less than Trout.

    • Jewel Clark
      Jewel Clark 29 days ago

      Il Exile lI :you are right about Mookie,the only question to be answered is if Boston is the team that pays him that big $

  • thechurchboy2011
    thechurchboy2011 29 days ago +3

    Good for him. In an interview he said he did what’s best for his family and that’s what any man should do. Yes it’s insane amount of money to play a sport but so what I know for sure I would want that money if I had the chance lol! Good for the guy, doesn’t matter what others say he’s doing what’s best for his family and him.

  • Joshua Smith
    Joshua Smith Month ago

    Max just straight up DISRESPECTED THE HECK out of my guy Miguel Cabrera smh

  • Mitch
    Mitch Month ago

    Put some respect on miggy’s name.

  • Felecia Johnson
    Felecia Johnson Month ago +1

    We downplaying triple crowns now Max?? Oh okay

  • sevenonefourvato
    sevenonefourvato Month ago

    He’s 27 idiot

  • vrezh b
    vrezh b Month ago

    And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become FISHERS of men.” Mark 1:17 Move the 1 over in 1:17 and you have 27. Who is 27? Mike TROUT. What do you need to fish? Bryce Harper. Bryce Harper? Harpa- is latin for “Hook”.

  • If your reading this Someone cares

    Pfff that’s peanuts

  • Alejandro
    Alejandro Month ago

    “He still has to hit in the postseason he hasn’t done that yet” probably never will on the Angels lmfao

  • Trabo45
    Trabo45 Month ago

    No Max, you need to play at least 10 years to be inducted into the HOF...

  • tinhinnh
    tinhinnh Month ago +1

    And I thought ARod’s 250M contract at the time was unfathomable 🙀

  • Limo Driver
    Limo Driver Month ago

    no one cares about this fish boy. the Angels still aint winning jack

  • 2 PAC
    2 PAC Month ago

    Molly bitch I want to pick you up baby and turn you upside down so our bellies/bubble-guts are rubbing together causing friction then you will suck gag vomit put your boogies on my rock hard cock while I eat your shitty ass then I will slam you down on the couch and position you facing me and I will pound your pussy back and forth nice and slow then I will speed it up and make you scream and whin while picking up your sexy Latina tanned white painted toenails and suck and gag on them at the same time and lick your crusty soles with your dark black flip flops on😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️🌹💍💦💦

  • Joe Schmo
    Joe Schmo Month ago

    Babe Ruth and Mike Trout should never be in the same sentence, Babe played 154 game seasons, never played against the best players at that time because only white people could play baseball then, Babe was never a 5 tool player...was Babe the best in that time, yes, but no where close to the talent of a Mike Trout

  • Shane Zimmer
    Shane Zimmer Month ago

    I’m with max until he said Cabrera didn’t deserve his mvp. He won the triple crown, so it’s a lock that you’re getting the mvp. He certainly deserved that one.

  • Seon Choi
    Seon Choi Month ago

    Do they even know Ichirio retired

  • BBBMamba
    BBBMamba Month ago

    Technically if Trout retired now he's not HOF because you need to play 10 years to be eligible. But yes, once he hits 10 years no doubt, he's first ballot, unanimous, all that

  • Anthony Dayboch
    Anthony Dayboch Month ago

    Triple Crown and actually played and didn't play like a bum in the postseason? Yes, Miguel Cabrera deserved his MVP.

  • James Lamb
    James Lamb Month ago

    Who the hell is Mike Trout?

  • Lamar Taylor
    Lamar Taylor Month ago

    $430 is great news for Trout and his family but what about Angel fans? They don't get any of that money and in 7 years Trout has 1 hit in the playoffs and 0 playoff series wins. Trout getting big money isn't a team accomplishment and Angel fans won't be happy missing the playoffs year after year...let that sink in.

  • DodgerFan #93
    DodgerFan #93 Month ago

    They have not gone to the playoffs in the Mike Trout Era so I doubt he will win a ring with the Angels let alone make the playoffs. Mike Trout is the best baseball player of all time and that’s coming from a dodgers fan. He will get that ring one day but not with Angels, before that contract he signed there were 3 teams he would of signed with the Phillies, Yankees or Dodgers. Let’s see what happans the next 12 years.
    GO DODGERS! 2019 season here we come!

  • Noel López
    Noel López Month ago

    Babe Ruth is overrated. He was good for his time, but no way he could hang with guys today on beer and hotdogs.

  • D Z
    D Z Month ago

    Broke canelos record 5 years 360 million , canelos record didn’t last one year lol

  • Jonathan Vasquez
    Jonathan Vasquez Month ago

    Trout is a beast but many seem to forget Pujols run during his first 10 years..dude was absolute machine. Arod was a monster too (regardless of his issues) but currently Trout is the best when it comes to all these stats. To me..he deserved the contract..especially considering how Harper got 330m..

  • Gregory
    Gregory Month ago +2

    Surprised Stephen A didn't say Trout needed Jay-Z as the agent.

  • Gregory
    Gregory Month ago +1

    Meanwhile ESPN talks about NFL guys off season Tweets and covers college games over big $$ sports.

  • Rene Garcia
    Rene Garcia Month ago

    Football nba soccer dont pay like this baseball is hands down the best !

  • Rene Garcia
    Rene Garcia Month ago

    That dumb chick is like AND the Richest !!!!

  • Steven Garrison
    Steven Garrison Month ago +1

    Yankees fans hearts broke when he signed this extension, along with phillies fans.

  • Jose Rivera
    Jose Rivera Month ago

    Not worth it he is not helping them win anything is all around but not Ken Griffey in my opinion his hitting is the worst part of his game......average player in my opinion no Griffey no bonds

  • Jake Medicoff
    Jake Medicoff Month ago

    I’m sorry he’s the best player in the world but it’s impossible to outplay that contract

  • Neil Fujiwara
    Neil Fujiwara Month ago

    Biggest difference among the Trout contract and the Pujols is that every single team would trade for Trout still.

  • Big C
    Big C Month ago

    Who cares about the biggest brand when you getting that bank I do the same thing

  • DNZ 1014
    DNZ 1014 Month ago

    This made me realize i am poor poor 😂😂😂 fr that's a lot of money.. I feel like a lot of athletes are gonna turn to baseball for that money

  • carlos brown
    carlos brown Month ago

    Nobody could outplay that contract

  • the shire man
    the shire man Month ago

    when pujols had his big contract he had a better average rbi homerun then trout at this time and everyone was saying he was overpaid lol oh yea cause pujols was from a small market st louis lol dont tel me trout the best cause i seen the machine when he was young and its not close

  • Frank Cohen
    Frank Cohen Month ago +1

    Baseball's GOAT. No debate.

    • Frank Cohen
      Frank Cohen 18 days ago

      +Jason Jason , greatest of all time. Seven full years in MLB, six as MVP or #2 and one as #4, and we all know he should be 5x MVP, but voters lack guts to give it to hom that many times. His dominance is unparalleled. Enough for you?

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      Define the term goat?

  • Rockems
    Rockems Month ago

    No way no how will any single person be worth that much. Tough to be as insolent as max. Sounds like he's talking about mookie

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      If an owner he's a player that much money than he is worth it.

  • The FPV Life
    The FPV Life Month ago

    Max is spot on.

  • mike varvara
    mike varvara Month ago

    I would bet anything . Stephen A never watched one whole game mike trout ever played but he’s blowing him

  • mike varvara
    mike varvara Month ago

    Max you are the biggest douche to ever have mic

  • Daquan Greene
    Daquan Greene Month ago

    Please don’t tell me the Yankees almost drafted him. I didn’t need to hear that. Now I’m disappointed

  • Alwyn Louis
    Alwyn Louis Month ago

    max always sounds like hes crying when hes trying to amplify his statements.

  • aaronbrandon1
    aaronbrandon1 Month ago

    Better than Babe Ruth OMG Max! This show is a joke!

  • aaronbrandon1
    aaronbrandon1 Month ago

    Calm down max really the best player in baseball history. the guy has 100 rbis 2 times in 7 years!he has a 307 lifetime average! look up cabrea or pujols stats. Alberts first 10 years he had over 100 RBIS AND A 320 AVERAGE,CABREA HAD OVER 100 RBI,S 12 OUT 13 HIS FIRST 13 YEARS. Best ever he isnt even the best in the last 20 years. he is hurt alot and he is only 26. iam not saying he isnt great but slow down. hall of fame already are you kidding me he has 600 rbis and a 307 average is he crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew Bell
    Andrew Bell Month ago

    The biggest comment from this was from Max at the end, Mike Trout hasn’t played 1 not 1 game in the post season smh how bad of a franchise do you have do be to not make the playoffs with the phenom.

  • Leslie Izumi
    Leslie Izumi Month ago

    430 million? Yeah he’s a great player maybe the greatest talent of all time but WHAT HAS HE WON??!!!

  • Rio G
    Rio G Month ago

    So now that he got a big contract how soon before he gets hurt?

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      How do you know he's going to get hurt?

  • Giusva
    Giusva Month ago

    no way LMAO

  • Steven Battle
    Steven Battle Month ago

    All these players with these contracts still won't win a world series. Trout is worth the money, but it's a team game. He'll be rich with no ring like Machado

  • Jimmy Lopez
    Jimmy Lopez Month ago

    Mookie gonna get 500 mill....well worth it...i see another batting title, MVP and World Series title in his future...Unlike the Angels, Boston will have the sucess to recoup their money in the long run...

  • Anon10
    Anon10 Month ago

    These guys don’t understand baseball. Stay in your lane.

  • Jesse bonilla
    Jesse bonilla Month ago

    Trout deserves every penny he is the goat and I’m a rangers fan but I love this guy he so humble

  • frederick ifill
    frederick ifill Month ago

    Mike Trout Deserves it he is really that good no bullshit and some of these baseball players better thank A-Rod cause he was the first with the HUGE baseball contract

  • Clay Slade
    Clay Slade Month ago

    These contracts are purely due to poor ratings in baseball.

  • Drabs
    Drabs Month ago

    Never heard of this dude before this contract don't follow baseball but still surprised I've never heard of this guy untill now

  • Imaelito AC
    Imaelito AC Month ago

    Lmao Trout first 6 years are not better than Pujols's years.. 😂😂

  • Bernie de Leon
    Bernie de Leon Month ago

    Shit Trout to me is worth more than 500 million. The guy sells tickets. Just imagine if his team was as competitive as the Dodgers.... wow how valuable is this guy

  • shaun doyle
    shaun doyle Month ago

    Please he’s not the greatest player of all time or even going to be

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      Define the term greatest. What does that even mean?

  • Nike Eli
    Nike Eli Month ago +1

    Holy shit, I should have continued playing after my T Ball season 😭

  • C. A. J.
    C. A. J. Month ago

    Let's go Trout. Angel's baseball baby 💯☝️

  • Summerland44
    Summerland44 Month ago +1

    Mike Trout signs largest contract in North American sports history:
    Clip length 5 minutes
    Lebron loses to a trash team:
    Clip length 15 minutes
    This is why people see ESPN as a joke

  • Richard Henckel
    Richard Henckel Month ago

    now all trout needs is a ring although im sure it doesn't matter since he has enough money to be set for life

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      So you need money to be set for life?

  • j jones
    j jones Month ago +1

    Another overpaid ungrateful guy playing a game!

  • Lee Jizzle
    Lee Jizzle Month ago

    This shit is why God is going to fuck this planet up and you white people. Nobody deserves this while people suffer and are homeless. Etc. Fuck all of y'all. He's not worth it and fuck Coon uncle Tom Stephen A Smith.

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      But he is worth that much money because the owners are paying them that much money. And as for your homeless comment, don't blame the player for that issue. go talk to your local government officials.

  • Lee Jizzle
    Lee Jizzle Month ago

    Its nothing you can do to earn that money.

    BIG BLACK CLOCK Month ago

    ugh fuck you dum dum mollskie

  • Shak81
    Shak81 Month ago

    No disrespect to the Man's talent.. But I personally don't think there is one man on God's green earth that's worth 430+ million dollars SMH..

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      But he is worth that much money because that's what the owners of the angels are paying him. Pretty simple.

  • Bryan Ho
    Bryan Ho Month ago

    This will be the rare case where a player lives up to such a contract.

  • Who’s Manz Is This 🤦‍♀️

    Jersey 🙌🙌

    KAOS GOT GAME Month ago

    Stop it Max. Mike Trout if he retired now is not a hall of famer.

  • TyliteTony
    TyliteTony Month ago

    Wow now iamgine the pricee of a 2011 topps mike trout rookie card.

  • BaireyAwesome 101
    BaireyAwesome 101 Month ago

    Babe Ruth a pitcher? Max max get yourself together

  • Ken Arthur
    Ken Arthur Month ago

    Harper spent over 7 months unemployed, trying to set largest contract ever. Then he holds the record for like 5 seconds before Trout demolishes that contract. LOL

  • Orlando Hernandez
    Orlando Hernandez Month ago

    No one deserves all this money to play a sport sorry

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      But he does deserve that amount of money because the angels are paying him that much.

  • RodSean
    RodSean Month ago

    Who is to know whether he can keep up this pace. But he is worth it, worth is whatever they're willing to pay. Sports is big business and the team has it in the fact that they have 3 billion in a local tv deal

  • Ashton Smith
    Ashton Smith Month ago

    I have a mike trout jersey was finna throw it away glad i didn’t

  • Joseph Aronoff
    Joseph Aronoff Month ago

    Max is wrong, Miguel Cabrera absolutely deserved MVP in ‘12 and ‘13. The dude won the first triple crown in 45 years and almost won another, while advancing in the playoffs.

  • Trev
    Trev Month ago +4

    "Everybody got caught up on triple crowns" cmon max it's only happened twice in 50 years. Miggy deserved that mvp no doubt. Sit down Max

  • Brendan Hilliard
    Brendan Hilliard Month ago

    Max sure knows his baseball

  • D GURU
    D GURU Month ago +1

    This is sickening because they kept raising ticket prices. All the fans need to boycott to bring ticket prices down to average of $20 - 25 so an average family can afford to go the game. If they lower ticket prices to an average of $20-$25 then Trout would make ~$100 million over 12 yrs. That's plenty of money for several lifetime. I'm already boycotting! Who's with me??!!

  • anthony smith
    anthony smith Month ago

    Can someone explain to me why he's so great? I look at his numbers, and they're...ok, but nothing amazing. I'm not hating, just that I've seen guys in the 90's with way better numbers.

    • Jason Jason
      Jason Jason Month ago

      Because nobody knows what the term great means. Everybody has a different version.

  • Cameron Harris
    Cameron Harris Month ago

    Hes not a hall of Famer if he retires now. Have to play 10 years in the league to qualify

  • kenjiniru1
    kenjiniru1 Month ago

    It’s only white people they claim overplay their contracts. If he was black the story would be how overpriced he was. The racist white media is sickening

  • Froston1
    Froston1 Month ago

    it's a mirage first take is talking about sport that's not basketball or football

  • Elazeite 22
    Elazeite 22 Month ago

    @maxkepler Miguel Cabrera didn’t deserve the mvps? Win a triple crown... no big deal ok.

  • Ro 2
    Ro 2 Month ago

    a man who HASNT played a single playoff game gets almost a half a billie over 10+ yrs .. TRASH 🚮

  • J D
    J D Month ago +2

    Outplay a $400m contract? Dude gonna have to hit a homerun every swing lol 😂😂😂😂😭😭😭😭

  • The Best EvEr
    The Best EvEr Month ago

    He deserves every penny!

  • Incog Nito
    Incog Nito Month ago

    What a joke try catching baseballs without a glove. We can’t it will hurt our hands. Cricket players do. Baseball is for pussies

  • Jhabari Owens
    Jhabari Owens Month ago

    Kids want to get rich play baseball

  • DimensionZombie
    DimensionZombie Month ago

    I bet she would eat his hairy arsehole knowing he has all that $$$$$

  • hostility4u
    hostility4u Month ago

    And Kyler Murray wants to play football over baseball

  • Your Son Adonis
    Your Son Adonis Month ago

    How’s it taste Max? Must be delicious.

  • Roscoe Rockwell
    Roscoe Rockwell Month ago

    Hands down the GREATEST PLAYER EVER!!! Just hipe the money doesnt slow him down to average. Go Halo's!!