The LA Angels are an above .500 team again, after getting back to .500 for the 20th time this season.
They’ve been hovering around that level all season, and are now 55-54. For the whole year, they haven’t been great, but they certainly haven’t been bad either. They’ve been just what their record record seems to say what they are: ‘Decent.’
They’re okay, and right in the middle. That’s exactly what their World Series Odds according to WynnBET are; right in the middle.
They are tied for the 15th-best odds right now, at +10000. The other teams tied with them are the Cleveland Indians and the Cincinnati Reds.
Yes, we’re better than the Indians, but it’s important to take context into as much consideration as possible. The Indians are the second-best team in their division, and 9.5 games out.
The Angels are in one of the three toughest divisions in baseball, and have three teams over them right now. They’re 10.5 games out of first place.
The Angels are in the middle of the pack now, and have the chance to really get a lot better when Mike Trout gets back in action.
Trout was having perhaps the best year of his career before he went down; hitting .333/.466/.624 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 36 games. He hasn’t made an error in multiple years, and had a 2.3 fWAR despite only playing in the 36 games.
Now, even when Trout comes back, there may not be a ton of time to catch the Houston Astros for first place. They have the second-best odds in all of the Majors at +600. They can, however, catch the Oakland Athletics, who are currently the second wild card team.
The Halos are within reach, as they are now just six games back. Add Trout to the mix and we have a chance to reach them. They’re just three spots ahead of us on the odds rankings, and we can catch them when we add the best player of the last 11 years to our team again.