What could happen for the Los Angeles Angels in the truncated 2020 season
The Los Angeles Angels season was basically salvaged when Mike Trout announced that he would be playing in 2020. He was considering sitting out due to COVID-19 and the fact that his wife is giving birth to their first child next month.
The Angels plan to contend this season as they had quite a big offseason. They gave a seven-year, $245 million mega-deal to Anthony Rendon to pair him with Mike Trout. They needed the type of player Rendon is to pair with Trout as in past seasons, the offense was lacking major thump.
Pitching has been a major need for the Angels over the past few years. They attempted to address their pitching woes by trying to sign Gerrit Cole but they failed to land him as he went on to sign with the Yankees. They did settle for consolidation pieces by signing Julio Teheran and traded for Dylan Bundy.
They also brought in a new manager in Joe Maddon who’s one of the best managers in the league. Maddon is known to be able to help players revitalize their careers and turn them into better players as he’s shown in Tampa and Chicago. He’s also one of the smartest managers in the league to with his unique lineup, pitching and defensive positioning strategies. The Angels brought him in to help get the most out of its players.
The Angels could be a solid team in 2020 but they could also very well flunk. Here’s how the Angels and players on the team could possibly do.