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Angels president says luxury tax threshold 'not a line in the sand'
Angels president says luxury tax threshold 'not a line in the sand'

It has been widely reported owner Arte Moreno is extremely reluctant to exceed the $189-million luxury tax threshold for 2015, and that Moreno's stance is preventing the Angels from pursuing expensive free-agent aces such as Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields. Not completely true, said Angels President John Carpino, who arrived at the winter meetings Tuesday with his team's luxury tax payroll at about $180 million. "If an opportunity presented itself that made sense to Arte, he would look at it," Carpino said. "Right now, when you look at revenues and expenses, we're trying to be prudent. But I don't believe...

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