- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

It didn’t take long for people to react to Mike Trout’s historic 12-year, $430 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels. 

In doing so, many were quick to poke fun at Bryce Harper and Kyler Murray. Harper, of course, signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Feb. 28 and Murray bypassed MLB entirely to play football. 

Harper also had publicly said he planned on recruiting Trout to Philadelphia — which triggered a tampering investigation from MLB. 

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