Let's face it; the LA Angels didn't have the best 2021.
They did have some great moments, especially when watching the best individual season in baseball history from Shohei Ohtani unfolding right before their eyes.
2022 has the chance to have much more success as an overall team than 2021 did, however. There are three reasons in particular for why 2022 is set to be a better year for Angel fans than 2021 was.
No. 3 reason 2022 will be better than 2021 for the LA Angels: Coaching stability for the pitchers
The LA Angels pitching staff struggled last year, and lots of that needs to fall on Mickey Callaway. There were multiple Angel pitchers playing well in 2020 when Callaway was coaching them, but due to his sexual misconduct, he was kicked from the team. He really let those pitchers down, as all that development they had seen in 2020 went to waste as they couldn't continue with the coach that was helping them progress.
Just randomly having to go through a pitching coach change is a great way to have players' growth stunted. They had to grow accustomed to a new coach, and for the situation Matt Wise was dealt, he actually did just fine.
He at least provided stability to the coaching staff in a challenging year where he had to work with many new faces coming up to the Big Leagues due to injuries. The hits kept coming for Wise, but his determination shined through.
Now that the team will have their coach throughout the season, they will have the chance to progress, and not have their rhythm broken up.