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Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?
Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger was "not something we're going to aggressively pursue." A few weeks later, Pujols signed a 10-year, $240-million deal with the club. At the 2012 winter meetings in Dallas, Dipoto insisted he was "focused 100% on pitching," while secretly meeting Josh Hamilton for lunch. A week later, the former Texas slugger signed a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels. So it's natural for fans to doubt...

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