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Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter
Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter

It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in December of 2011 and $125 million on Josh Hamilton in December of 2012. “Some subtle changes will be made, but we’re more likely to be active in the trade market than chasing high-end free agents,” General Manager Jerry Dipoto said. “The easiest way to describe our model is to look at the things we were doing last off-season.” Dipoto’s two biggest moves last winter were to sign veteran setup man Joe Smith...

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