Mike Trout “Confident” Angels Will Bring in New Players For Playoff Push in 2020

Mike Trout with Angels during the Royals vs Angels game in 2018. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Despite being considered one of the best players in baseball, Los Angeles Angels’ superstar Mike Trout hasn’t got a taste of playoffs since 2014. He hopes that might change in 2020 and anticipates Angels’ front office will bring in players to help make that happen.

Trout made an appearance on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio on Thursday, where he discussed the team’s offseason activities. He said that he is eagerly waiting for news about free-agent acquisitions and is “confident” Angels will get some impactful players. 

 “I think every Angels fan or Angels player is just looking, waiting for that thing to pop up on their phone saying we’re acquiring somebody or signing somebody,” – said Trout. “But I’m very confident in bringing in new players to surround me.”

Trout also hopes that his new teammates will want to win and get to the playoffs as much as him.

“I think that’s the biggest thing that’s left,” – he added. “You know, obviously, I had that little taste in ’14, but I want to get to the playoffs and go from there.”

Angels’ biggest priority this offseason is bringing in a starting pitcher. They have been linked with several top free agents already, including Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, and Zack Wheeler. Out of three, Cole is the team’s primary target as they hope he will be attracted by the prospect of playing in his home state of California and teaming up with Trout.