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Joe Maddon: Mike Trout ‘has a chance to be the best player in the history of baseball’

Maddon on his new interview show talked up the Angels’ best player

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Angels manager Joe Maddon has a new interview show on Major League Baseball’s YouTube channel, called Uncorked. His first guest was Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians.

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.”

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