The Los Angeles Angels are back to the drawing board this offseason, still looking to give Mike Trout his first ever postseason win.
Rooting for the Los Angeles Angels can be frustrating. The team has the talent to make noise and whether it is because of freak injury or mismanagement that leads to injury, the Angels have been unable to reach the full potential of what this group is capable of.
Patroling center field for the Angels is the best player in baseball, Mike Trout. Trout is already widely considered to be one of the greatest baseball players to ever live and the Angels can never fully commit to a rebuild because of that. With Trout, you have to go for it all.
That has not worked out for the Angels, who have been an average team for most of Trout’s tenure. In 2014, the team finally performed up to standards, leading the American League in wins. The Kansas City Royals swept them in three games.
The Angels have not won a playoff game since 2009 when the team was eliminated in the ALCS by the New York Yankees. Mike Trout graduated high school in 2009.
With Trout and other great talents such as Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton in the offense, the Angels already have the foundation to make the postseason next year. All they have to do is follow these four offseason steps to get there.