The trade deadline has come and gone.
After a hot start to the season, the Halos’ momentum quickly dissipated as they fell out of postseason contention thanks to a 14-game skid.
Health certainly played a role in the Angels collapse, but one thing is for sure at this point.
The Halos are essentially buried and aren’t coming out of their rut.
When asked about the state of affairs, Angels GM Perry Minasian had a brutally honest take on what he needs to do to improve his ballclub in the future.
Perry Minasian on if he thinks he can build a winner for next year:
"We'll see. I do. I still think there's talent here. Health is a big part of it. We have to find a way to stay healthy. And it's on me. We've got to find more depth. I've got to build a better roster."
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) August 3, 2022
Angels GM Has Honest Take On Team
Minasian was quick to take responsibility for how bad the Angels have played.
While he stressed that staying healthy is a big key for them going forward, he also put a lot of it on himself, and put himself on the spot by saying that he needs to do a better job putting together a competitive roster for 2023.
On paper, the Angels looked very good entering the 2022 season.
Having Syndergaard to go with Shohei Ohtani in their rotation strengthened their pitching staff.
Unfortunately, the roster didn’t hold up and injuries became a problem.
The Angels quickly fell out of postseason contention after their 14-game skid.
Manager Joe Maddon was dismissed, but that did nothing to help the team get back on the right track.
Ultimately, Minasian is correct that he’ll need to do a little more to put together a competitive roster in 2023.