The team continues to put underwhelming rosters on the field each year next to Trout and Shohei Ohtani.
Despite another terrible season for the Angels.
The future hall of fame centerfielder continues to produce at a high level.
Trout is recently coming off a stretch where he hit home runs in six straight games.
Which is a new Angels record for consecutive games with a home run.
ON FIRE 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lajxZfr4ln
— MLB (@MLB) September 10, 2022
In that same six-game span he has raised his batting average by 11 points to .281.
It seems as though, Trout has put the early season injuries behind him and is back to being the best hitter in baseball.
Trout has missed 40 games this season and still has 34 home runs.
Those 34 have him ranked second in the American League.
He has missed these games due to a hand injury and a rare back condition which he might have to monitor for the rest of his career.
Trout even joked, “It went from my career is over to hopefully I’m going to play soon,”
Luckily for us, Trout looks healthy and that is a great thing for baseball.
The three-time MVP has always been a star at the plate.
For this season, his OPS is back over 1.000, a place that it has been five of the last six years.
He is playing at an elite level in September but unfortunately, the Angels have no hopes for the postseason.
MLB fans are being robbed of the opportunity to see Trout play.
Not only have injuries cost him good chunks of the last six seasons, but the Angels can not make the playoffs.
During Trout’s tenure in LA, he has been in the playoffs one time and that was in 2014.
Even though Trout is under contract through the 2030 season with LA, he might need to request a trade to get a chance at the World Series.
Trout’s Career Outlook
It is rare for a player as good as Trout to not even get multiple playoff appearances in their career.
Most all-time greats and multiple-time MVP winners at least get more than one postseason appearance.
But, if Trout stays with the Angels he might never make it back.
Mike Trout is 35th in baseball history in WAR at 31 years old
He's had 15 total playoff plate appearances in 12 seasons.
Disband the Angels, please
— Doug Norrie (@DougNorrie) September 7, 2022
The Angels can just not seem to put a component roster around Trout despite all the money they are willing to spend.
Ohtani is great, but you need more than two players to make a playoff run.
The contract of Anthony Rendon looks like the most recent setback as the former Washington National can not even get on the field consistently in LA.
It would be the best thing for baseball and Trout’s overall career if he goes elsewhere.
Any team willing to spend money will gladly take the best player of this decade and give up assets for him.
The Angels can start their rebuild and Trout can go to a team that knows how to win.
If Trout can stay healthy for at least 140+ games he has a great chance to bring home another MVP award.
All MLB fans want to see is Trout healthy and competing in the playoffs.
Hopefully, we will be able to see more of that in the coming years.