As the Angels assembled for their first team meeting of 2017 this week, their owner filtered through the Tempe Diablo Stadium clubhouse to offer handshakes and salutations across the room.
When Arte Moreno reached the locker of Huston Street, the 33-year-old reliever he will pay $9 million this year, he extended a hand and a backhanded compliment.
“I’m really glad you lost some weight,” Moreno told Street.
Then Moreno moved to greet Street’s competition for the closer role this season, Andrew Bailey and Cam Bedrosian, both seated nearby. This is an unusual situation. Street has 324 career saves. He last competed for any job eight years ago with Colorado,...