Angels Opening Day: 5 Key Storylines to watch in 2020

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The Los Angeles Angels finally have their long-awaited Opening Day on Friday, so we looked at five key storylines to follow for the 2020 season.

It’s Friday in July, but today isn’t a normal Friday. After all, today is Opening Day for the Los Angeles Angels and baseball is finally back.

Let that sink in for a moment.

Back in February, when teams began first reporting to Spring Training, there was nary a thought that the 2020 MLB season wouldn’t start on time. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced us to wait until after the original date for the All-Star Game to finally start their 2020 campaign. As long and strange as this trip has been, with stops for the shutdown and ensuing negotiations to make it happen, we have reached our destination nonetheless.

However, the journey is not yet done. The late start has forced the league to condense the season into just 60-games, ensuring that each and every game will count for something.

Like every team in the league, the Angels are starting at the same place, with a clean slate and only forward to go. Will they have enough to get to the postseason for the first time since 2014? Will Mike Trout miss time? Will Jo Adell debut in 2020?

Let’s look at the key storylines that the Angels will face during their 2020 season.