After a dismal 2011 season, the Los Angeles Angels have refueled, retooled and look to make a serious playoff run in 2012. The likes of Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson, LaTroy Hawkins and Chris Iannetta will join current players like Torii Hunter, Peter Bourjos and Jered Weaver in an attempt to bring another World Series Championship to Southern California.
Along the way, the team is likely to go through its ups and downs. How they respond to those bumps in the road will determine just how great of a team they truly are.
Now that the 2012 season is nearing, some Angels players will look to leave bad 2011 statistics behind them while others attempt to live up to the hype of a new lucrative deal. These pressures that come with being a baseball player can cause some players to struggle but can also allow some players to thrive.
The 2012 season will certainly put some Angels players under a bit of pressure.