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Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?
Angels can hear Oakland's call to arms, but will they answer it?

The Oakland Athletics made their intentions clear last week when they bolstered an already stout rotation by trading for Chicago Cubs ace Jeff Samardzija and right-hander Jason Hammel. The best team in baseball won't be satisfied with a third straight American League West title. They want to win the World Series. The Angels (52-37) have baseball's second-best record, a usually prolific offense led by Mike Trout, a strong rotation led by flame-throwing Garrett Richards and a bullpen that is deeper and far more effective than the group that stumbled its way through April. Could the Angels adopt a similar go-for-broke mentality before the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline,...

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