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December 13, 1998 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven months ago, when Mike Piazza was traded, doomsayers suggested that he turn out the lights on his way out of Dodger Stadium. Indeed, there were dark days ahead for the organization. General Manager Fred Claire and Manager Bill Russell were soon gone. Faded star Hideo Nomo and faded prospect Paul Konerko were traded. But nothing seemed to help the team's fortunes.
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December 8, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels are among six teams still in the running for five-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens, and today they will make their pitch to free-agent right-hander Kevin Brown. The team also agreed to terms Monday night on one-year contracts with second baseman Randy Velarde and pitcher Jack McDowell. Velarde signed for $800,000 and the oft-injured McDowell signed for a non-guaranteed base salary of $500,000 with incentives that could push the right-hander over $5 million.
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December 12, 1998 | JASON REID and ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Dodgers were among four teams remaining in the Kevin Brown sweepstakes Friday, and the coveted free-agent pitcher is expected to make his decision before the winter meetings end here, possibly as early as today. Dodger General Manager Kevin Malone said he "discussed the parameters of a deal" with Brown's agent, Scott Boras, during an afternoon meeting at the Opryland Hotel, and Malone and Boras were scheduled to meet again today. The Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, St.
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December 10, 1998 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Moores feared this was coming. The software and real estate magnate who owns the San Diego Padres had cautioned that the Dodgers could become the "monster to the north" if sold to Rupert Murdoch, given his economic and global resources. Now, Moores believes Murdoch's ownership has contributed to baseball's serious payroll and revenue disparities.
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July 1, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NHL general managers, open your checkbooks. Free agency opened late Tuesday night amid much speculation and anticipation. The list of unrestricted players--those 31 and older--is loaded with talent and experience, far more so than in recent seasons. Open those checkbooks wide enough and you could find yourself with St. Louis' Brett Hull on left wing, Pittsburgh's Ron Francis at center or San Jose's John MacLean on right wing.
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July 9, 1998 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Craig Hartsburg, hunkered down at his summer home in Canada's Cottage Country, waits patiently to hear from the Mighty Ducks. He would like to be their new coach, but says he hasn't received an update recently. "What have you heard? Anything?" he asked a reporter. Barry Melrose is champing at the bit too. The same goes for minor league coaches Butch Goring, John Anderson, Dave Tippett and John Van Boxmeer.
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November 6, 1998 | HOUSTON MITCHELL
A look at this season's free agents, categorized by position and value: CATCHER * Elite--None * Good--Carlos Hernandez, Padres; Terry Steinbach, Twins; Bill Haselman, Rangers; Scott Servais, Cubs. * Don't give them $1 million--Mike Macfarlane, A's; Joe Oliver, Mariners; Benito Santiago, Blue Jays; Tom Lampkin, Cardinals. * Please retire--Chad Kreuter, Angels; Pat Borders, Indians; John Marzano, Mariners; Tom Prince, Dodgers; Kirt Manwaring, Rockies; Mark Parent, Phillies.
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November 6, 1998 | JASON REID, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The handcuffs came off eager general managers late Thursday night, marking the beginning of what is expected to be the most costly and intense pursuit of free agents in baseball history. Teams were given a 15-day window after the World Series to negotiate with their own free agents; other clubs were permitted to contact only players' representatives to express interest. The mandatory hands-off period ended at 9:01 p.m.
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October 30, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Angels appear willing to increase their payroll enough to pursue at least one premier free agent this winter, and they already have contacted the agents for Randy Johnson and Todd Stottlemyre to express interest in the two pitchers. San Diego Padre ace Kevin Brown is considered the jewel of this year's free-agent class, but his price tag--the right-hander could command a four-year deal in the $53-million range, more than $13 million a year--is probably too steep for the Angels.
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September 28, 1998 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Those who crunch numbers in the Walt Disney Co.'s executive offices may be satisfied with an Angel team that attracted 2.5 million fans to a renovated stadium and remained highly competitive in the American League West before finishing second to the Texas Rangers. But that is no longer cutting it in the Angel clubhouse, where there is enough talent to compete and to keep things interesting but not enough to reach October, and nowhere near enough to reach late October.
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