There's always other fish in the sea, but none quite as rich as Mike Trout.
The Angels superstar center fielder reportedly is nearing a 12-year, $430 million contract extension with the team, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Tuesday. Trout's extension will amount to the largest contract in sports history and the first over $400 million.
But this storyline becomes a whole lot crazier when there's a Warriors twist. Yes, a Warriors angle for this rich Angel.
Trout's contract extension is just $20 million less than what Joe Lacob and Peter Guber paid to buy the Warriors in 2010.
When the Lacob-Guber tandem bought the Warriors for $450 million in July 2010, the price seemed extremely excessive. Golden State was coming off only one postseason appearance in the last 16 years, and the 2009-10 team won 26 total games.
It looks like these guys knew what they were doing.
Put aside the NBA Finals for a second. Forget about Steph Curry being a two-time MVP and adding a player like Kevin Durant. The price to buy the Warriors now is a steal.
Forbes valued the Warriors to be worth $3.5 billion just this past month. Since the purchase, the Warriors have become one of the most successful sports franchises of all time, and the team is set to open a new state-of-the-art arena in San Francisco.
Nearly nine years later, it's safe to say Lacob and Guber really were light years ahead of the league when they bought the Warriors.