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December 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels added some variety to a bullpen filled with power arms and an effective weapon against left-handed hitters with last week's signing of sidearm-throwing right-hander Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million deal. Smith, the former Cleveland setup man who turns 30 in March, went 16-9 with a 2.42 earned-run average over the last three years. Relying primarily on a hard sinker and slider designed to produce more groundouts than strikeouts, Smith held left-handed hitters to a .203 batting average (59 for 290)
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April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK - The Angels did not require the services of a closer Friday night. An offense that administered a rare beatdown of starter Hiroki Kuroda and pounded reliever Bruce Billings into submission in a 13-1 shellacking of the New York Yankees - the largest-ever margin of victory for the Angels in Yankee Stadium - made sure of that. The Angels crushed four home runs - a two-run shot to center field by Ian Stewart, a solo shot to left by Albert Pujols, a three-run shot to right-center by Erick Aybar and a solo shot to left by Collin Cowgill - to increase their major league-leading total to 35. With five more games this month, the Angels have broken the franchise record of 34 homers in April, set in 2000.
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April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night's game against the New York Yankees, and the struggling Frieri will pitch in lower-leverage situations. “We want to get Ernie off of that treadmill and let him get an inning or two where he can try to make some adjustments,” Scioscia said. “Historically, Ernie has responded well to this.
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April 25, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
NEW YORK -- Ernesto Frieri is out as the Angels' closer for now. Manager Mike Scioscia, as expected, said veteran right-hander Joe Smith will assume the ninth-inning relief role beginning with Friday night's game against the New York Yankees, and the struggling Frieri will pitch in lower-leverage situations. “We want to get Ernie off of that treadmill and let him get an inning or two where he can try to make some adjustments,” Scioscia said. “Historically, Ernie has responded well to this.
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April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Smith didn't mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings. “Man, I was horrible,” said Smith, who threw scoreless innings in each of his first six games. “I fell behind in counts. I had the first guy 0-and-2 and walked him -- that's a no-no.
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November 23, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels bolstered their bullpen Saturday night, agreeing to terms with former Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith on a three-year deal for about $15 million. The signing, confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them, is not expected to be announced until Smith passes a physical. Smith, who turns 30 in March, has been one of the American League's most durable and dependable relievers for the last three seasons, compiling a 16-9 record and 2.42 earned-run average in 197 innings over 213 appearances.
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October 28, 1986
Joe Smith, former chairman of Elektra Records and former president of Warner Bros. Records, has been named the first full-time president of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, it was announced Monday.
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November 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
Joe Smith, declared a free agent for signing an illegal secret contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, accepted a one-year contract Monday from the Detroit Pistons. Smith agreed to a $2.25-million deal with Detroit for the rest of the season. Had he re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves, he would have made a maximum of $611,000. "We are very excited to have Joe Smith choose the Pistons," General Manager Joe Dumars said.
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July 16, 1988 | PAUL GREIN
Testimonial fund-raisers are often tedious, hollow exercises, but Thursday night's salute to music-industry veteran Joe Smith--which raised $1 million for the City of Hope--was an exception. Smith, president of Capitol Industries-EMI, has emceed about 40 testimonial dinners in the last 20 years, but the gala at the Century Plaza Hotel was the first time he has consented to be the honoree. Finally, the industry's toastmaster was being toasted.
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October 16, 1988 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
When it comes to music industry rewards, no one's enjoyed more than Capitol Records Chairman Joe Smith. He's won every Man of the Year Award imaginable. If he pawned his gold records he could balance the national budget. His Lakers season tickets are first row--front and center. So with Smith's first book due out early next month, guess what he's really thrilled about? "I'm going to have three billboards on the Sunset Strip," he boasted, pacing his top-floor office at the Capitol Tower.
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April 23, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
WASHINGTON - The Angels won't be traveling back in time Wednesday night, but it might feel that way. Instead of flying to New York after their game against the Washington Nationals, they will board a chartered Amtrak train in the nation's capital and ride the rails to Penn Station. “I'm excited, man,” reliever Joe Smith said. “It's like the movie 'The Natural,' when everybody was taking the train. It's one of those forgotten things. I know the stories the older guys tell me, and they say it's a lot of fun. It's something different from getting on a plane.
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April 16, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Joe Smith didn't mince his words late Tuesday night. The Angels right-hander came on to protect a one-run lead in the eighth inning and faced five batters. All of them reached base, and four of them scored -- the turning point in a game the Oakland Athletics went on to win, 10-9, in 11 innings. “Man, I was horrible,” said Smith, who threw scoreless innings in each of his first six games. “I fell behind in counts. I had the first guy 0-and-2 and walked him -- that's a no-no.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna
There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance to come back. There should be. Managers often talk of the importance of holding late-inning leads and building a bridge between the starter and closer, but as the Angels have been reminded in the first two weeks, it's just as important to hold slim deficits.
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April 5, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
For more than a half century, few in this town have loved and lived the Lakers like Joe Smith. The former record mogul has four season seats on the baseline next to the Lakers bench. He has held those seats since the team arrived in Los Angeles. He has become as much of a fixture under the basket as the ballboys and Laker girls. No single ticket holder has endured longer, and certainly no single fan has invested more. For 54 years, Joe Smith has loved the Lakers graciously, gratefully and unconditionally.
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March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - Chris Iannetta hit a three-run home run and Kole Calhoun added a solo shot, powering the Angels to a 7-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday. Mike Trout had two hits, raising his Cactus League average to .409. The game had a regular-season feel to it. The Angels fielded their projected opening-day lineup, and the back end of the bullpen pitched at the back end of the game. Kevin Jepsen and Joe Smith each pitched on consecutive days for the first time this spring, with Jepsen working a scoreless seventh inning and Smith a scoreless eighth.
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March 21, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Detroit Tigers needed help at shortstop, and the Angels took advantage of that need to fortify their pitching depth. The Angels acquired left-hander Jose Alvarez from the Tigers on Friday for shortstop Andrew Romine. Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Alvarez would join the team Sunday and could emerge as a minor league starter or major league swingman. Dipoto said the trade addressed the "much-discussed" issue of whether the Angels had sufficient depth among starting pitchers.
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September 17, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A judge in Chesapeake, Va., on Monday dismissed a malicious wounding charge against Golden State Warrior forward Joe Smith, who had been accused of striking a male dancer with a beer bottle in a bar. At the conclusion of an eight-hour preliminary hearing, General District Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn said although six defense witnesses gave varying accounts of what happened in the bar on July 26, they were consistent in saying that Smith was not involved in what happened to dancer Carlton Coney.
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March 17, 2014 | By Bill Shaikin
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels walked off into their lone off day of the spring. Kole Calhoun hit a walk-off home run Monday, powering the Angels to an 8-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. The Angels took a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Giants scored four runs off Joe Smith. The Angels signed Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million contract last winter after watching their bullpen blow too many leads last season. The runs were all unearned, and Smith would have worked a 1-2-3 ninth had shortstop Grant Green not committed an error on a ground ball.
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December 2, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels added some variety to a bullpen filled with power arms and an effective weapon against left-handed hitters with last week's signing of sidearm-throwing right-hander Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million deal. Smith, the former Cleveland setup man who turns 30 in March, went 16-9 with a 2.42 earned-run average over the last three years. Relying primarily on a hard sinker and slider designed to produce more groundouts than strikeouts, Smith held left-handed hitters to a .203 batting average (59 for 290)
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