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Angels' blueprint to reach the postseason for first time since 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. - Center fielder Mike Trout is signed long term, but the reality is the Los Angeles Angels will struggle to compete in 2019 unless the bets they placed during the offseason find value where other teams have not.

Projections forecast the Angels to win 80 to 85 games. If they can finish at or above .500 for the first time since 2015, they could find themselves in the middle of a chase for the American League's second wild-card spot.

But it will take good fortune to

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