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The Top 3 reasons why the Angels should and shouldn’t re-sign Mike Trout.

By David Rice
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 15: American League All-Star Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels poses with the MVP trophy after a 5-3 victory over the National League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 18: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim leaps but can’t come up with the ball on a two run home run by Wilson Ramos #40 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of the game at Angel Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images).
ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 18: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim leaps but can’t come up with the ball on a two run home run by Wilson Ramos #40 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning of the game at Angel Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images). /

2. Mike Trout has been on DL twice in the last two seasons, is this a trend?

After playing in at least 158 games in his first five seasons in the majors, Mike Trout has had injuries that have required a stint on the disabled list.  While these injuries didn’t keep Trout for a half or full season, it still did cause him to miss time which hurt the Angels chances of making the post-season greatly.

Is there more of these issues on the horizon?

Mike Trout trains very hard and seems to have been pretty strong and able to avod any major injuries.  However, will this trend continue.  Most likely not. Trout plays with reckless abandon and that is the only way he knows how to play.  Trout will run into walls or slide aggressively head-first as well diving to make a game-saving catch.

The same things that we all love about Mike Trout may prove detrimental to him in the future.  We all remember Darin Erstad playing the same way and he had his career cut short due to injuries as he went along.  Mike Trout is no good to the team sitting on the bench with an injury. This will happen more and more as Trout gets older.

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