Angels Season Recap

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Jordan Coley, Sports Editor

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recently concluded their 2015 regular season. Finishing third in the American League West, the Angels missed the post-season by a few games. While they were several games back from clinching the western division title, the team almost rallied enough to win the second wildcard spot for the American League. The New York Yankees securely took the first wildcard spot. However, the second spot was up for grabs still. In the end, the team from Southern California could not come out on top. The Houston Astros prevailed. Angels fans were left with a feeling of what if. What if they had a few more wins? Surely, the team has a lot to think about and build upon this upcoming off-season.

Going into the off-season, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expected to make many moves. Lead by the new General Manager, Billy Eppler, they will be looking to make any possible additions to the team. The front office recently made some changes that will give the team the best chance at having a productive off-season. Arte Moreno has added Billy Eppler to the Angels’ front office. Eppler has entered into the role of General Manager with great confidence and appears to be motivated towards bettering the team during the off season. The new General Manager remarked, “I’m looking for a place that has high expectations, with a demanding work environment, because I’m used to it.” Carson Coley (10) believes “the Angels will make big moves in the off season with the help of Billy Eppler.”

In the off season the team is looking to add any players that will help the team improve on this past season’s disappointing outcome. Specifically, the team needs to fill holes in the catcher, third base, left field and in the starting rotation positions. Additionally, the Angels have parted ways with both their pitching and batting coaches. These positions will need to be filled. Mike Scioscia, the Angels coach, has agreed to return for his seventeenth season as the team’s coach.