Here's a side of Mike Trout you don't see very often -- he's PISSED -- claiming MLB should punish the Houston Astros players who cheated their way to a World Series victory.
Trout -- the best player in baseball -- went off on the situation to reporters at an L.A. Angels spring training workout on Monday ... saying the players are getting off WAY too easy.
"They cheated," Trout said matter of factly ... "I don't agree with the punishments, the players not getting anything. It was a player-driven thing."
Mike Trout is not happy with the Astros and the punishment they received pic.twitter.com/VDwJCFZXHl— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) February 17, 2020
Mike Trout is not happy with the Astros and the punishment they received pic.twitter.com/VDwJCFZXHl
"It sucks too, because guys' careers have been affected. A lot of people lost jobs. It was tough. Me going up to the plate knowing what was coming -- it would be pretty fun up there."
Trout added, "It's sad for baseball ... it's tough."
The 28-year-old -- an 8-time All-Star and 3 times A.L. MVP -- said he noticed the Astros trash can banging during the 2017 season but didn't connect the dots until now.
"I lost some respect for some guys ... all the stuff coming out, it's tough to see."
As for the players accused of cheating, MLB commish Rob Manfred says he gave immunity to players who cooperated with the MLB's investigation ... which means no major punishment to the individuals.
A lot of people are PISSED -- claiming MLB needs to strip the Astros of their World Series title ASAP. But, so far, it doesn't appear like that's gonna happen.