Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout believes this is the season his team has to snap an eight-year playoff drought.

"This has got to be the year," Trout said, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. "It's got to be."

The three-time MVP added there's additional pressure to make the postseason with Shohei Ohtani's impending free agency after the 2023 campaign.