Monday, September 10, 2012
Hunter: Angels aim to take division
Angels right fielder Torii Hunter, on the Max and Marcellus show Monday, said he is confident the Angels will make the playoffs, even though they're six games behind the Texas Rangers in the American League West.
“I definitely think we’re going to make the playoffs," said Hunter, whose Angels are one game out of a wild-card spot. "Our first goal is to win the division and take it away from Texas.”
Hunter said he believes anything is possible: “In 2006, I was with the Minnesota Twins and we were 8.5 games back in September; at the 162nd game we won the division and went on to the playoffs.”
Hunter also praised his teammate Mike Trout, the rookie phenom.
“What you guys are witnessing is greatness," Hunter said. "I mean, this guy is one of the best players to play the game. He’s going to be a leader because all he cares about is helping this ballclub win. He’ll do whatever it takes to help the ballclub win.”