Los Angeles Angels: Top LAA Moments of 2016
The Los Angeles Angels are awaiting 2017 with great anticipation. However, reflecting on the better moments of 2016 could help shape 2017.
The Los Angeles Angels are retooling with some quality additions. Already the 2017 season looks promising for the Halos. While we await Spring Training and the upcoming 2017 campaign, it’s best to look back throughout 2016 and highlight some of the best moments the Angels had.
The Angels finished with a woeful 74-88 record last season. That’s far from the 2014 season, or even the 2015 season which gave us a better record. However, Angels GM Billy Eppler has brought in some extra defense for the infield positions. Which will help the Angels get back to winning ways next season.
The 2016 Los Angeles Angels were a victim of circumstance. The epidemic nature of injuries that crippled this team will ultimately be the story of this past year. Staying injury free will definitely be a New Year’s Resolution for the Angels next season.
Also, we as Angels fans continued to watch Mike Trout dominate throughout the season, winning the AL MVP Award. While we all know the value of Mike Trout, it was great to see the league recognize it once again. Trout being on the Angels roster automatically gives the team a chance to win on a nightly basis.
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2017 looks bright, not World Series bound bright, but the Angels will improve. Theoretically, anything better than 4th place in the AL West will be considered a decent upgrade. The Angels still have question marks with the starting rotation. Those questions will be answered during Spring Training which is only a couple months away.
Right now, the best we as fans can do is speculate and predict. As a result, the anticipation for the season grows. While last season a bit of a rough patch for the Angels, we can look back on five moments for the 2016 season.