Angels hoping it's time to reach their potential

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 25, 2014 at 12:37 pm •  Published: March 25, 2014
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton didn't exactly fit in right away with the Los Angeles Angels after they accepted owner Arte Moreno's lavish free-agent contracts.

Now that both sluggers feel much more comfortable and confident in Orange County, they know it's time the Angels started getting more wins for their money.

The Angels' four-year absence from the playoffs is embarrassing for an organization with a sky-high payroll and equally lofty expectations, but they seem capable of ending the drought if the club's various pieces finally add up properly.

Pujols and Hamilton are full of spring optimism after those disappointing 2013 efforts, while superstar Mike Trout is back for the third full major league campaign in his already remarkable career.