2022 has come and gone.
Now it is time turn our focus to 2023 and what this baseball season will have in store for us.
The Los Angeles Angels got off to a hot start in 2022, but ultimately folded by the midpoint of the season and endured what ended up being a nightmare campaign.
The Halos finished 73-89 and missed the postseason for the eighth straight year.
However, the Halos have been busy this offseason in the trade and free agent markets.
They have made significant improvements to the lineup and their pitching staff.
On Twitter, one Angels fan expressed optimism for the 2023 season, recalling the team’s hot start to 2022 and taking note of their improvements this offseason.
The Angels went 27-17 to start 2022 with Matt Duffy, Tyler Wade, Kurt Suzuki, and Andrew Velazquez.
— Locked On Angels (@LockedOnAngels) December 29, 2022
The Angels began the offseason by adding a key veteran pitcher to their rotation in lefty Tyler Anderson.
They also added Gio Urshela, Hunter Renfroe, and Brandon Drury to strengthen their lineup.
Many had expected the Halos to improve significantly in 2022.
It was not to be, unfortunately.
But with their latest additions, they look prepared to at least take a step towards respectability in 2023.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani is under contract for just one more season, and the Angels and their fans are certainly hopeful for a return to contention in what could prove to be Ohtani’s final year in Angels threads.
The team has added a little more offensive firepower in addition to Ohtani and Mike Trout, as well as a durable left-hander to go at the top of the starting rotation.