I am a couple of days late on this but just in case you missed it Mike Trout still is a big fan of the Phils. This comes from a report by Lisa Hillary of CSN. Trout, who is the best young ball player in the game (better than Harper) is from Millville, NJ.
Trout’s father told Lisa a story about how Mike reacted when the Phils acquired “Doc” Halladay..
“Dad, we got Roy Halladay!” Mike yelled. To which his dad responded: “the Angels got Halladay?”
“No, the Phillies did!” Mike replied. “Son, you’re a member of the Angels. What’s with this we?!”
That’s awesome. You know what that means? When he becomes a free-agent in 3-4 years the Phils gotta chance to sign him. I am always thinking big or always thinking like a ‘homer”. Whatever…
Here is Mike’s numbers… .321 with 29 home runs, 79 RBI, 125 runs and 47 stolen bases. Yup, that’s normal numbers for a guy who just turned 21-years old a month ago. By the way, he was not called up by the Angels until April 28.