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Angels, who re-sign Andrew Bailey, could be frugal in free-agent signings

Angels, who re-sign Andrew Bailey, could be frugal in free-agent signings

During the 2011 and 2012 off-seasons, the Angels committed nearly $500 million to major league free agents. In the three subsequent off-seasons, they guaranteed less than $30 million to free agents.

The winter of 2016 may prove to include more of the same relative frugality. The franchise’s owner, Arte Moreno, has declined to answer questions from The Times throughout the year; his last comments in December 2015 said his decision to not sign a premier free agent “really gets down to economics.”

Since the Angels’ season ended in disappointment five weeks ago, General Manager Billy Eppler has...

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