For one reason or another, baseball fans haven’t been able to enjoy the last two seasons of Trout’s prime as they should.
In 2020, the 60-game pandemic season limited his time on the field.
In 2021, a freak calf injury affected him in May and ended up taking away the rest of the year.
Just when we thought the lockout could cut his 2022 season as well, the league and the union finally agreed to play ball on Thursday, and the campaign will go on (mostly) as planned.
It’s a reason to celebrate, and Trout knows it, if we see his latest tweet.
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 10, 2022
“See you in Tempe,” he wrote, with the “let’s go” mantra and a short video of Tiger Woods celebrating with a closed fist.
Baseball Fans Missed Trout In 2021
That celebration is actually extended to all baseball fans who will enjoy Trout’s considerable talent on the field again.
By all accounts, his calf is fully healed after last year’s fiasco, and he is ready to join a sneaky good lineup together with Shohei Ohtani, Anthony Rendon, Justin Upton, Jared Walsh, Max Stassi, David Fletcher, and prospects Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh, among others.
Will the Angels have enough pitching to finally help Trout over the hump and send him to the postseason for the first time since 2014?
Only time will tell, but the team at least made some additions, including former New York Mets’ righty Noah Syndergaard.
The Angels are in a really tough division, but they look well-positioned to be competitive.