So I’m on my way to work this morning, sitting at an on-ramp light and listing to MLB radio when I hear the breaking news. What terrible timing for them to announce this. They couldn’t wait until I was at my work and ready to post?
Here are the first reactions from our awesome writers:
Jessica: All hands on deck! 450 million 12 years.
Rick: What, I’m driving.
Rick: HOLY SHIT. ARE YOU SERIOUS
Chase: Whaaaaat. I’m sick as a dog but feel better now.
Rahul: WHAT. WHAT. (pause). WHAT
Brent (woke up later): Holy Shit! I can’t believe I slept through that.
Jeffrey (even later)” WE DID IT???
That about sums it up. Myself, the writers, and probably all of you reading this were a bit speechless at first. We also belong to an SBN Slack channel and the writers from across the realm had fun with it in a punny way.
Trout Chat & Puns from across SBN:
Stacey Gotsulias [7:22 AM]
Imagine choosing to stay with the Angels for that long.
He’s being underpaid.
Peter Kwasniak [7:25 AM]
Oh. My. Cod!
Adam Dubbin [7:26 AM]
Chris Milz [7:27 AM]
Angels just reeled in the big fish for the long term. Holy hell
Ashley MacLennan [7:28 AM]
Y’all are really fishing for these puns.
Peter Kwasniak [7:29 AM]
Don’t be so salty
Brad Davis [7:29 AM]
I flounder to comprehend what I’m herring (edited)
Al Yellon [7:29 AM]
you are all doing these on porpoise
Peter Kwasniak [7:29 AM]
It’s a grouper effort
Al Yellon [7:30 AM]
one more for the halibut
Adam Dubbin [7:30 AM]
We’re really hooked on these puns.
Brad Davis [7:31 AM]
may need to mullet over before we go on
Mike Carlucci [7:32 AM]
the puns are just for the halibut
Ashley MacLennan [7:32 AM]
Brad might have the catch of the day with his one liners
Adam Peterson [7:32 AM]
i’m not paying market price for these puns
Adam Sanford [7:32 AM]
These puns really aren’t hooking me
Brad Davis [7:33 AM]
they are kraken me up
Peter Kwasniak [7:33 AM]
Ashley wants us to scale things back
Al Yellon [7:36 AM]
hopefully, Trout stays healthy over those 12 years and won’t need a sturgeon
Adam Peterson [7:39 AM]
He’s been with the Angels so long why mess up that comfort? He’s on a California Roll
Hope you enjoyed. Thanks SBN writers for the fun content for this post :)
And of course, we have Twitter reactions:
Congrats to my guy @MikeTrout! Well deserved.. Angel fans get to watch the best player in baseball for another 12 years.. still think he should have gotten a billion though— Jered Weaver (@Weave1036) March 19, 2019
Congratulation to Mike Trout’s dog, Juno https://t.co/gnIYuXCD8M pic.twitter.com/jHWG90LGZt— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) March 19, 2019
Reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich said Mike Trout’s extension is well worth it, adding: “There’s worse places to spend an entire career than in Anaheim and in Newport Beach.”— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 19, 2019
Bryce Harper made one comment about Mike Trout to Philly and the Angels immediately rolled up with a truck full of $430 million in gold bricks— Connor Rogers (@ConnorJRogers) March 19, 2019
Kyler Murray at the A's facility after seeing that Mike Trout deal— KFC Radio (@KFCradio) March 19, 2019
Bryce Harper on hearing Mike Trout reportedly will sign a record-breaking 12-year contract worth more than $430 million pic.twitter.com/88UmCYtqGl— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) March 19, 2019
How’s that recruiting going, fellas? #Angels— Victor Rojas (@VictorRojas) March 19, 2019
Kris Bryant was informed that Arte Moreno bought the Angels for $184 million.— Andy "Kind Guy" McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 19, 2019
“That’s crazy,” Bryant said. “Mike Trout can buy that team now. Twice.”
Mike Trout loves the #Angels, and never was remotely interested in leaving, and proves it by agreeing in principal to 12-year, $430 million contract extension, per @JeffPassan— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) March 19, 2019
And there you have it. Some of the best reactions we could find at the moment - but they are constantly rolling in. Not too much out of the mouths of the players yet, but the ink is not yet dry so that may be one reason they aren’t talking yet.
Happy Mike Trout extension day!!