Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Rocky Season Comes To A Close For The Halos
As I sit here and watch the Angels wrap up their 2010 season against the AL West champion Rangers, I am compelled to look back on the Halos season of disappointment and its hopeful season of redemption in 2011.
With such short memories and attention spans these days, too many fans expect their team to be in the playoffs contending for championships every season. The problem with that type of expectation is that it’s simply silly.
Only 8 teams make the MLB postseason, meaning 22 teams are left on the outside of the playoff picture every year. In other words, teams have a much better chance (73%) of missing the postseason rather than playing (27%) for a World Series title. So ease up, Angels fans, having gone to the playoffs each of the last 3 years is a pretty good run.
Having said that, I know for a fact that missing out on the postseason this year does not sit very well with owner Arte Moreno, GM Tony Reagins or manager Mike Scioscia. All three have indicated that a thorough examination of the organization will start immediately so a plan can be put in place to get this team back on the road to a World Series title.
Based on some of my conversations with team personnel, players and coaches, here are some things that must happen before the 2011 season gets underway.
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