Arians described what it was like to coach Tom Brady, and naturally the conversation veered to Mike Trout.
Maddon said that Trout was so good, he could one day be the new MLB logo.
“Michael Trout, when this is all said and done, has a chance to be the best player in the history of baseball,” Maddon said. “When I first saw him — I hadn’t even managed him yet — but from a distance when you get on the field with him, physical talent, strength, speed, and just his intensity, is different.
“The thing I love about him when he comes up to you and puts that big old arm around your neck and gets in to talk to you, he’s a question asker. And it’s not like he knows everything. He’s not wanting. ... He’s looking for answers, and he’s looking for answers and he listens well.
“I love it. I love all of that about him.”
Uncorked, filmed from Maddon’s home, is described as “a candid conversation about life, leadership and what drives him. Maddon interviews special guests, shares his experiences and his appreciation of good wine during the program.”
Links & news
- Maria Torres at the Los Angeles Times chronicled the expanded role of agents for both major and minor league players during baseball’s shutdown.
- Jesse Rogers at ESPN has key takeaways from MLB’s proposal to players on Tuesday, which included drastic salary cuts for the players.
- The Angels Baseball Foundation on Tuesday awarded 24 college scholarships to high school seniors in the Orange County and Los Angeles area. “These students embody what we consider ‘Championship Standards,’ characteristics that create a strong foundation to become future leaders. Their continuing success through education becomes a positive not only for our organization, but more importantly for our community,” said Angels chairman Dennis Kuhl.