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The climax of an offseason spent contemplating and debating the value of some of baseball’s biggest stars, as it turns out, was not the record-setting free agent contracts agreed to last month by Manny Machado and Bryce Harper but what came Tuesday: a massive extension in its final stages for Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout that zoomed past those other deals like a 600-foot home run.

Trout’s extension is worth “roughly” $430 million over 12 years, according to two people familiar with the negotiation — $100 million more than the 13-year, $330 million deal Harper signed weeks ago with the Philadelphia Phillies, which previously stood as the largest in North American team sports history. The new deal effectively adds 10 years and roughly $360 million to the $66.5 million Trout was already owed for 2019 and 2020 from the extension he signed in 2014, according to an industry source, but for luxury tax purposes it will be considered a 12-year contract.

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Mike Trout, left, is getting an extension $100 million richer than Bryce Harper’s recent contract with the Phillies. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/19/mike-trout-angels-finalizing-largest-deal-pro-sports-history-year-million-extension/?utm_term=.b74f52d2e44a

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