Things have not gotten any better for the Los Angeles Angels.
Ever since their 14-game losing skid, they have been in total and complete disarray.
That skid took them out of contention in the AL West and in the Wild Card race, and there doesn’t appear to be any realistic hope of them turning it around anytime soon.
But Sam Blum, who covers the Angels for The Athletic, had an interesting take on the team, as seen in the tweet below courtesy of The Athletic.
“There’s believing and hoping for the best. And then there’s denying that the worst is happening for everyone to see,” he wrote.
It’s becoming a pervasive theme inside the Angels organization.
An overabundance of toxic positivity.
Six weeks into the losing, the Angels need to accept reality if they’re actually going to deal with it and improve, writes @SamBlum3.
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) July 4, 2022
Trouble In Paradise
This is about as blunt as you can get when describing the Angels.
Obviously, we don’t know the full scope of what has been going on inside the clubhouse and what has caused this team’s downfall, but with this quote from Blum, it seems that we at least have somewhat of an idea of what’s taking place in Anaheim.
Clearly, things are not going well, both in terms of performance and in the clubhouse.
Blum seems to believe that the team is almost denying that something is wrong.
Like he said, it’s one thing to stay positive, but it’s another to deny that there’s some sort of problem.
The Angels still have a ton of talent on their roster, so a turnaround is possible, but they’re going to have to do it sooner rather than later if they’re going to pull themselves out of this rut.
And if there’s any truth to what Blum said, recognizing that there are severe problems would be a good start for them.