"I'm not talking right now," Street said.
That was not necessarily an indication talks have stalled. Street, who acts as his agent, hoped to have a deal in place by opening day, and he said he doesn't want negotiations to be a distraction for him or the club. But General Manager
"There's never been a deadline with Huston," Dipoto said. "We've had discussions, and we're continuing to have discussions. He wants to be here. We want him here. We're not in a rush to get anything done, and we never will be."
Street is 36-29 with a 2.82 earned-run average and 275 saves in 10 seasons. The 31-year-old right-hander has converted 97 of 103 save opportunities since 2012 for a major league-best 94.2% conversion rate in that span. He is slated to be paid $7 million this season after the Angels exercised his 2015 option.
Street is looking for a four-year deal that would begin this season and pay between what closer David Robertson received from the
No matter how negotiations play out, Dipoto doesn't think they will be a distraction.
"Huston is very mature in his outlook," Dipoto said. "He understands business. He understands pitching. He understands his value to his team and his place in the industry. It's very clear that he understands how the market works, and we'll take it day by day.
"Some players prefer not to have discussions during the season, some are comfortable talking back and forth. The friendly tone of the conversations we've had to date … it's not a hardcore negotiation where we're at a table starting at each other trying to find out whether we will or we won't" make a deal.