Angels miss the playoffs
The last time the Angels made the playoffs was in 2014. The last time they won a playoff game was back in 2009. Both droughts will be extended by another year as there will be no playoff baseball for the Angels in 2020.
The Astros will most likely take the division while the Athletics will most likely finish behind them. The Angels could finish third and possibly take one of the two final playoff spots but there’s still the Texas Rangers and weaknesses on the team.
The Rangers have much better pitching than the Angels do, especially in the rotation. The Angels could make an argument that they are the better hitting team but the Rangers could make the same argument too.
There’s also teams in other divisions that could make a play for the final two playoff spots as well. In the AL Central, there’s three playoff calibre teams and whichever of the Twins, White Sox and Indians finish third, they will most likely grab one of the two extra playoff spots.
There’s also the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox in the AL East who could grab the extra playoff spots and both teams could make a case for being a better team than the Angels are.
Internally, the Angels pitching just simply isn’t good enough. Also, Rendon is sitting out to start the season with an oblique injury and Trout will be missing a few games in August to attend the birth of his child. None of these scenarios help the Angels playoff hopes.
While they won’t make the playoffs this year, as the saying goes, there’s always next year.