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LA Angels not maximizing the career of the Best Player in MLB

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By Joe Castro – 

Mike Trout, Major League Baseball’s Rookie of the Year in 2012 and MVP in 2014 and 2016, is stuck on one of the most mediocre teams in the league. The Los Angeles Angels have only made the playoffs once in Trout’s career, when the Royals swept them in 2014.  Since then, they can’t seem to be more then a .500 team in a competitive division. If you guessed the Angels record today correctly, it would be 59-58. Doesn’t really sound like a contender or a team to be feared. While they have been on a bit of a run since the All-Star Break, they will probably sputter in the end, yet again missing the playoffs.

So what have the Angels done to make the most of Trout’s amazing career? NOTHING… They haven’t made any big splash free agent signings, they haven’t pulled off any savvy trades, and they haven’t used their farm system to move the franchise into contenders.

The Angels signed Trout to a massive extension in 2014, and now have 4 years left to finally make some moves and utilize the best player in Baseball’s prime years of his career. If they don’t, Trout will likely leave to a new team that can offer him a chance to win. The real loser would be us, the fans, as we will never get a chance to see him in the World Series in an Angel’s uniform.

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