The Los Angeles Angels are a Major League Baseball team based in Anaheim, California. They compete in the American League West division. The team was established in 1961 as the Los Angeles Angels, and later changed their name to the California Angels before settling on their current name in 2005. They play their home games at Angel Stadium.
The Los Angeles Angels have a storied history, having won the American League pennant in 2002 and the World Series in 2002. The team has had many talented players throughout its history, including Mike Trout, Tim Salmon, Nolan Ryan, and Rod Carew, who are all members of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In recent years, the Angels have been led by superstar outfielder Mike Trout, who has been considered one of the best players in baseball. He has been a perennial MVP candidate and has won the award in 2014, 2016, and 2019. The team's pitching staff has been anchored by Andrew Heaney, and in 2021 they acquired Jose Quintana, Dylan Bundy, and Raisel Iglesias to strengthen their rotation.
The team has struggled in recent seasons, and has not made the playoffs since 2014. The team has been hampered by injuries to key players, and has struggled to build a competitive roster around Trout. Despite this, the team has a dedicated fan base and a rich history of success.
The Los Angeles Angels has a new manager, Joe Maddon, in 2021, and will be looking to bounce back and return to the playoffs. The team has a talented group of players, including Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon, who will be looking to make an impact in the upcoming season. The team will also be looking to improve their pitching staff and make some moves in the free agency market.
Despite the struggles in recent years, the Los Angeles Angels have a dedicated fan base and a rich history of success. With a talented group of players, a new manager and new additions to the team, the Angels will be looking to return to the playoffs and contend for a World Series in the near future.