Jeff Fletcher

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Jeff Fletcher last won the day on February 27

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  1. He is getting a bonus but it’s all paid this year. I don’t know why sportrac lists it that way. If his actual income was lower this year it could be used to sign someone... again, actual dollars, not AAV. But his actual income is still $36M. I don’t see any benefit to the team to doing it that way. Maybe it’s a tax advantage for Trout. Maybe he wants $20M up front for some other investment, instead of getting $3M every 2 weeks.
  2. Maybe theyre going to pay him the bonus when the Angels are in Mexico and it won’t have any tax! Just kidding. I really am not sure. I will try to find out though
  3. Nope. The bonus is all paid in 2019. And even if wasn’t, the AAV is always the total guarantee divided by the years. Period.
  4. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout press conference question

    Unfortunately, this is true.
  5. I would be very surprised if the Angels opened with 7 relievers instead of 8. They haven’t had a starter throw 80 pitches in spring training and only one has thrown 70. Right now I’d say the bullpen is Allen, Buttrey, Robles, Jennings, Bedrosian, Anderson, Hudson, Garcia. La Stella, Smith, Bourjos on the bench Lucroy, Bour, Fletcher, Simmons, Cozart, Upton, Trout, Calhoun, Pujols as the starters.
  6. So if Mike Trout was quoted in other articles about his new contract between now and Sunday, would that change how you view the big public “press conference”? Would you be less interested in watching? Or going to be there?
  7. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    I’ll have that tomorrow.
  8. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    This is all true. But I think it’s really a lot more simple. Trout is happy. He loves his life where he can live in beautiful SoCal and just play baseball and not be bothered. He likes all the people he works with, from the owner down to the clubhouse guys. He wants to win, but no one can guarantee winning. You can only guarantee that you’ll try, and he believes the Angels have tried and will continue to try. Also, they gave him the largest contract in the history of sports. Now. Not two years from now. I had a hard time believing that Trout would turn down that kind of money for some potential, grass-is-greener collection of maybes in two years.
  9. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    No problem. My job is to inform. Hopefully a few of you have become subscribers.
  10. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    You can believe them or me. (But they linked to my story.)
  11. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    I write articles about these things. You can always read those
  12. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    It is a new contract. Basically he was going to get 66.5M for 19-20 and they added $360M and 10 years, but since it’s all one contract they can shuffle the money around in different years. That means the Angels luxury tax figure goes up for 19-20, which isn’t a big deal because they had plenty of room. But perhaps this explains why they wanted to keep that room.
  13. Jeff Fletcher

    Trout 12 years/$440 million! Its done!!

    It is a 12-year, $426.5-million deal, starting in 2019.