In the blink of an eye
The 2019 season came and went just as fast as the 2018 flew by our faces. And like so will the rest of the season fly by in a blink, and next thing you know it’s the offseason. We all know the offseason is what we’re looking for because that is what is going to make or break this Angels future. What the team does right now has little impact on what will happen in 2020, so really these wins or losses have no bearing on anything, except maybe your frustration levels with this team. Just as fast as the offseason will come so too will it soon be Spring Training, and who knows what the team will look like by then? We may be a fresh-faced club with Gerrit Cole, Shohei Ohtani, and even someone like Alex Wood or Zach Wheeler anchoring the middle of the rotation.
Or maybe the Angels go out and snag Madison Bumgarner because they miss out on Gerrit Cole and we get to see one of the greatest post season performers in all of sports history come to the Angels to lead us to the playoffs. Maybe we even get to see Arte blow up the bank and lock down the two top starters on the market; Gerrit Cole AND Madison Bumgarner! See? The fun doesn’t end because the Angels have had a bad season, in fact the fun is just beginning. The offseason will provide a lot of excitement and wonder for Angel fans, especially if the Angels lock down a big FA pitcher to anchor the top of the rotation. We even could see Jo Adell coming into the 2020 club as a full time starter and really shift the dynamics of this club.
There is a lot to be excited about in the future, and though it isn’t much fun right now there is a lot you can do for yourself to make the rest of the season an easier time. Try not to get hung up on the Angels pitchers struggling to get through a game, because that’s to be expected so at this point why bother being bothered? Jo Adell will be called up soon and Mike Trout is still going for his third MVP, so even in this flurry of losses and embarassments there is still enough worth watching and getting excited for.
It’s been a long season and I can’t blame any single one of you for reacting the way you are, but I’m telling you that it’s going to get much easier, and much more fun. The best you can do for yourself now it to make it as easy as possible to enjoy games without getting hung up on wins or losses. Let’s just watch the kids play through the rest of season and enjoy what we can from them, because come 2020 those kids who are just getting reps in will be full-time starters, and when they’re starting full-time you can bet they’ll make sure the 2020 Angels are as loud a team as they can be.
The Angels will head to Texas to face the Rangers for a four game set following this series against the White Sox