Let's be honest, as LA Angels fans, we all probably went nuts when Shohei Ohtani was announced as the unanimous AL MVP.
I know I did, but I wasn't all too embarrassed by it when even Mike Trout, the owner of three of the awards, couldn't get enough of what was going on with his teammate. Seemingly everyone went to social media to praise the two-way superstar, and Trout was no exception.
Trout made that perfect comparison to the type of player Ohtani is. It truly is like he's playing Little League again, being both the best pitcher and hitter on the field, while also being one of the biggest, strongest athletes on the field with the fastest burners on the diamond.
That wasn't all it was, though. Even before that video even dropped, Trout had plenty to say about his superstar teammate.
Mike Trout is thrilled to have another MVP in Shohei Ohtani on his LA Angels.
Before Shohei Ohtani did it on Thursday, his LA Angels teammate Mike Trout is the last player to win a unanimous AL MVP (2014).
Trout is set to be back by spring training, and it's pretty insane that we're going to have the two best players in baseball playing together. To avoid the jokes about how we have the two best players and can't make the playoffs, however, we'll need to continue going after pitching.
Signing Noah Syndergaard is a good start, but that can't be it. If the Angels can go and get a Max Scherzer, Robbie Ray, Marcus Stroman, etc., they could walk into next season as the favorites for the AL West.
If Trout was healthy this season, he was on pace for 103-104 runs scored in 2021 and 36 home runs. Being able to add that type of production next year that comes with plus defense and an epic 2021 slash line of .333/.466/.624 (1.090 OPS) could put the Angels over the top if they can stay healthy and add another starter and reliever. Of course, they would need to re-sign Raisel Iglesias as well.
Having two MVPs on the same team is rare to come by, and the Halos need to move now in order to win while they're both here and in their primes.