Few franchises have a losing culture like the Angels. It’s amazing because they also have one of MLB’s highest payrolls but that arguably holds them back. Their big players take up massive chunks of their payroll and this stops them from rebuilding their roster. Mike Trout went on a career-low 0-for-26 streak in 2022 as they hit a 12-game losing streak.
This was also bad news for Ohtani who was showing his MVP credentials again. But his teammate wasn’t performing at his peak while the Angels wallowed in mediocracy. But there was nothing that he could do except keep doing his best. Ohtani is a consummate professional and may win a World Series one day. But it won’t be with the Angels (via Front Office Sports).