With Bryce Harper signed by the Philadelphia Phillies, all eyes will be on Mike Trout when he becomes a free agent in 2020. Harper's deal leaves many wondering what it means for Trout. Mike Trout is definitely the best player in the league. Trout now knows what the league is willing to pay superstars. Harper signed a record 13-year, $330 million deal, and Manny Machado signed a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. MLB Trade Rumors believes that if these two stars can get these rich deals, Mike Trout is definitely worth $400 million.

Mike Trout worth the money he's seeking

Trout is a year older than Harper, but has been named the American League MVP twice and led the league in wins above replacement four times. Trout ranks ninth all-time when it comes to OPS. USA Today reported that he recorded a .312 with 39 home runs and was second in MVP voting last season, behind Boston's Mookie Betts.

While Trout has been a strong player, the Angels have failed to finish above .500 over the last three seasons.

The Angels have not been able to sign players with the same talent as Trout. Mike Trout signed a $144 million contract extension in 2014. Trout's agent, Craig Landis, said that he was giving the Angels the time to build a winning team around him. The Angels have not been able to do that, leaving Trout in a position to exit the team. He's expected to have plenty of teams fighting to claim him.

Several teams want to sign Mike Trout

One potential suitor is the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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The Dodgers were hoping to sign Harper during the offseason and even traded away several players in hopes of cutting costs. Now that Harper has signed with Philadelphia, the Dodgers have a big hole to fill on their roster. A Dodgers signing of Trout would give him a larger market to play in.

Another possibility is for Trout to join Bryce Harper in Philadelphia. While Harper has a new record deal, his average salary is only $25.5 million.

Phillies owner John Middleton previously said he would spend stupid money, making the signing of Trout a strong possibility in two years.

Along with Trout, Betts becomes a free agent in 2020, but Boston has said they plan on signing him to an extension. The pair will become free agents just a year before the league's collective bargaining agreement expires. It's unclear how much he will be worth in free agency.

No matter what, he could become the highest-paid player in the league.

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