The baseball world has been put on notice with the re-emergence of the Los Angeles Angels as a postseason contender.
It’s been since 2014 that this team reached October, but with a different cast of characters and a team that finally has the pitching to back up the stars in their lineup, the Angels look ready to jump on their opportunity to become a winning organization again.
They sit at 20-11, leading the AL West by a game over the defending American League champion Houston Astros.
Their record is also the second-best in the whole AL.
In fact, this is the first time that they have been nine games over .500 since June of 2018.
The #Angels are 20-11, joining the Yankees and Mets as the only MLB teams with at least 20 win this year. They're also nine games over .500 for the first time since June 9, 2018.
— Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) May 10, 2022
The Halos Are Back
The Halos are back and ready to do some damage.
The signings of Noah Syndergaard, Ryan Tepera, Michael Lorenzen, and Archie Bradley have paid dividends as the pitching has finally been fortified to the point where this team can contend again.
They’ve joined the New York Yankees and the New York Mets as the only other team with 20 wins.
Los Angeles has been a Dodgers town for the longest time, but not anymore.
These Angels have something to prove.
Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout are leading this ballclub to become one of the best in all of baseball, a team that can compete with the Houston Astros for AL West supremacy.
It sure has been a while, but the Angels finally look like they are ready to take the next step.
They can compete with the best teams in baseball and are showing that they themselves are one of those teams.
Owner Arte Moreno finally has himself the contender he wanted.