MLB Update – Mike Trout breaking records


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Mike Trout

The Record Breaker

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado both recently signed major deals to play for new ball clubs.

Harper signed a 13yr/$330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies to lock down that right field position for the coming years.

Machado signed a 10yr/$300 million deal with the San Diego Padres after departing the Los Angeles Dodgers after a brief stint with them.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Mike Trout became the highest paid baseball player in MLB history.

He signed a 12yr/$430million contract extension with the Los Angeles Angels who selected Trout with the number one overall pick back in 2009.

Harper made a statement in his Phillies introduction saying, “If you don’t think I’m going to call Mike Trout to come to Philly, you’re crazy.”

Well, it looks like Trout won’t be leaving the Angels anytime soon to join a new team, by setting a major record of signing the largest contract in MLB history.


Opening Day Record

Opening day has come and gone for the 2019 MLB season.

The Boston Red Sox took on the Seattle Mariners and dropped the first game of the new campaign by a score of 12-4 in favor of Seattle.

Boston’s ace Chris Sale took the mound with fire in his eyes to potentially repeat as World Series Champions and was completely lit up in the contest.

Seattle’s shortstop Tim Beckham was 0-15 against Sale and in his first plate appearance of the season he took Sale deep. Beckham would ultimately finish the game by taking Sale deep… TWICE

The Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Arizona Diamondbacks in Dodger stadium.

The Dodgers have been to two previous World Series where they lost to the Houston Astros in 2017 and the Boston Red Sox in 2018.

The Dodgers came to play in the peak playoff mindset.

Los Angeles was without their ace Clayton Kershaw and had pitcher Hynn-Jin Ryu on the bump. Ryu finished 2018 with a 1.97 ERA (earned run average) in 15 starts.

LA took off with Left Fielder Joc Pederson getting the party started with a with a 2-run homerun. Extending their lead from 1-0 to 3-0.

Pederson and the rest of the boys in blue continued their rampage against baseballs by crushing an MLB record 8 homeruns on opening day. Defeating the Diamondbacks by a score of 12-5

Mike Trout had a 1-3 day against the Oakland Athletics with an eighth inning single.

Bryce Harper made his Phillies debut in Citizens Bank Park by going 0-3 and in the bottom of the 7th he was intentionally walked to load the bases for Rhys Hoskins who delivers by hitting a grand slam to left field!

Manny Machado also made his debut for his new team: The San Diego Padres in Petco Park. Machado has been signed to lock down that third base side for SD for the next 10 years. The Padres have a rookie shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. who they are looking to pair the two for a deadly left side of the infield.