Los Angeles Angels: Will 2020 finally be the year?

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during the MLB game between Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim looks on during the MLB game between Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 10, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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A new manager and money to spend, is 2020 finally the season the Los Angeles Angels break its current four-year trend of uninspiring baseball?

We’ve heard it a million times over the past few years, and again in 2019, it was yet another prime Mike Trout season wasted by the Los Angeles Angels. Even more, at 72-90, last season was the team’s worst record since 1999 when the Anaheim Angels finished 70-92.

As great as Mike Trout is, baseball makes it nearly impossible to ride any one player to the promised land. In fact, rostering a player like Trout has perhaps caused more pain for the Angels, as his talent coupled with their poor performance has left the organization labeled as royal underachievers.

And whether that logic seems fair or not, the truth is that the game’s best player isn’t getting any younger. Five consecutive years of mediocre play can feel long and miserable and just one 90-win season in the last decade can start to make fans become just plain helpless.

But fortunately for the Halos and its fans, they have become one of the most interesting teams in the majors this offseason, both from a narrative and storyline standpoint, as well as in terms of the organization’s actual talent.