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  • Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract

    Angels release pitcher Joe Blanton, swallow his $8.5-million contract
    PHOENIX — Angels fans won't have Joe Blanton to kick around anymore. The Angels released the struggling and oft-criticized right-hander on Wednesday and ate the remaining $8.5 million on his contract, a move that was probably more difficult for General Manager Jerry Dipoto to digest than Blanton.
  • Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million

    Dodgers' final payroll cost: $248 million
    What price glory, or return to glory? For the Dodgers, the price was a quarter-billion dollars. The Dodgers were assessed $11.4 million under baseball's luxury-tax system, a person familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it said Tuesday....

    Why it's good business for the Angels to sign Mike Trout. Now.

    Why it's good business for the Angels to sign Mike Trout. Now.
    Never mind the crocuses in bloom or the red red robin bobbin' along. In our house, the first harbingers of spring are the Angels ticket offers filling our email boxes. That time has come and with it the most important question of the coming season:...

    Angels' Jerry Dipoto is limited in attempt to improve team

    Angels' Jerry Dipoto is limited in attempt to improve team
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...

    Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade

    Angels unlikely to make Jason Vargas a qualifying offer; to pursue pitching via trade
    The Angels have only one free agent, pitcher Jason Vargas, and they have until 2 p.m. Monday to decide whether to extend a one-year, $14.1-million qualifying offer to the left-hander who went 9-8 with a 4.02 earned-run average in 24 starts during an...