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August 30, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
The Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays were closing in on a deal Friday that would have returned popular shortstop David Eckstein to Anaheim. But talks stalled, apparently when another club also expressed serious interest in the 2006 World Series most valuable player. "I've had conversations with Toronto about several players. And other clubs about other players," said Angels General Manager Tony Reagins, who declined to address Eckstein's status, saying "any specific player, I'm not going to talk about."
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October 25, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
The three words have chilled Angels fans seemingly every night for the last month, blaring into their homes, echoing through their television sets, a high-definition taunt. For Texas Rangers fans, it is a chant. For Angels fans, it is a cringe. Nap! Oh! Lee! The three words form the name of Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli, and all through town you can hear shoes flying through screens. Through five games of the World Series, Napoli is the MVP, and Angels fans are all OMG. For five years, he was their catcher.
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December 25, 2009 | By Kevin Baxter
Angels General Manager Tony Reagins did a little last-minute Christmas shopping Thursday. And while he didn't get exactly what he wanted to put under the tree, he's pretty happy with what he did get -- hard-throwing reliever Fernando Rodney, who set a franchise record by converting 37 of 38 save opportunities for the Detroit Tigers last season. Rodney, a 32-year-old free agent, agreed in principle to a two-year, $11-million contract to provide depth at the back of an already-deep bullpen that will return major league saves leader Brian Fuentes.
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October 4, 2011 | T.J. Simers
Mike Scioscia is the Angels' problem. And no one wants to say it, let alone hear it. After all, Saint Mike is as loved as they come around here in sports. The daughter bought a refrigerator from Howard's because Mike says that's where you should shop. He might wear red but he's been true blue Southern California since making his plucky debut with the Dodgers in 1980. He's the rock-solid former catcher, nitty-gritty and a roadblock at home plate willing to sacrifice his body for the good of our favorite team.
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November 14, 2007 | Bill Shaikin and Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writers
In the eyes of the Florida Marlins, the Angels and the Dodgers are the teams most likely to acquire star third baseman Miguel Cabrera, a baseball source said Tuesday. The Marlins made that assessment after surveying interested teams at last week's general managers meetings in Florida. It is uncertain whether the Angels and Dodgers are pursuing Cabrera the hardest or whether the Marlins simply rank the Angels and Dodgers as having the best young talent among potential trade partners.
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August 31, 2008 | Kevin Baxter, Times Staff Writer
Toronto Blue Jays General Manager J.P. Ricciardi said Saturday that he remained in discussions with the Angels over a trade that could return popular shortstop David Eckstein to Anaheim. Middle infielders John McDonald and Marco Scutaro have also been mentioned in the talks, but Eckstein is believed to be the most attractive to the Angels because of his experience and the fact he has only $750,000 left on his contract. "No updates. Nothing new," Angels General Manager Tony Reagins said.
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August 16, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Three weeks ago, with the Texas Rangers clinging to a two-game lead in the American League West, General Manager Jon Daniels addressed his team's most glaring need by trading for relievers Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. The Angels' Tony Reagins, meanwhile, did nothing. The message couldn't have been clearer. The Rangers were going places while the Angels were standing pat. The Rangers were rolling the dice while the Angels would play the cards they had been dealt. The Rangers were all in while the Angels were all talk.
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May 15, 2010 | Ben Bolch
The help wanted sign still hasn't gone up. Even with his team off to its worst start in 20 years, Angels General Manager Tony Reagins on Friday said he was confident that the three-time defending American League West champions could turn things around without a roster overhaul. "It's concerning when you're not playing well, but we believe the players we have assembled have the capability to play at a much higher level," Reagins said. "We have to get guys into their games, and that hasn't happened yet."
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August 26, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Billy Wagner went to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, almost a surplus weapon for the best bullpen in the American League. The Angels, with an inexperienced and statistically poor bullpen, could draw the Red Sox in the first round of the playoffs. The Angels had interest in Wagner but it is not clear whether they put in a claim when the New York Mets put him on waivers. General Manager Tony Reagins , citing the confidentiality of the waiver process, would not say whether the Angels claimed the six-time All-Star.
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July 3, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
With the season's halfway point less than a week away the Angels' pitching situation remains unsettled in the rotation and the bullpen. But General Manager Tony Reagins said Thursday he won't make a trade simply to look busy. "Never would we make a decision anxiously or make a decision just to make a decision or make a move or trade just to make a trade," he said. "At the end of the day you have to find pieces that really make your club better."
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September 30, 2011 | Bill Dwyre
The Angels worked their way quickly through the unavoidable charade Friday and sent the loudest message possible to their fans. Being a late-season contender isn't enough. Sitting at home in October, watching pinstripes and Texans on TV, won't cut it. Having the ever-present great fan experience and welcoming 40,000 to every home game is nice, but not the whole goal. General Manager Tony Reagins resigned Friday. The announcement came at 2:18 p.m. PDT. The official face-the-music was handled in a hastily arranged conference call with Reagins and team President John Carpino at 3. There was no face to face.
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September 30, 2011 | By Houston Mitchell
TRADES NOV. 19, 2007 Traded Orlando Cabrera to the Chicago White Sox for Jon Garland. JULY 29, 2008 Traded Casey Kotchman and Steve Marek to the Atlanta Braves for Mark Teixeira. AUG. 29, 2009 Traded Sean Rodriguez, Matt Sweeney and Alexander Torres to the Tampa Bay Rays for Scott Kazmir. JULY 25, 2010 Traded Joe Saunders, Tyler Skaggs, Patrick Corbin and Rafael Rodriguez to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Dan Haren. JAN. 21, 2011 Traded Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera to the Toronto Blue Jays for Vernon Wells and cash.
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September 29, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Tony Reagins vows to approach this off-season the way the Angels like to run the bases. He will not be passive. He will not be shy. "We're going to try to be creative, aggressive, and see where things shake out," the general manager said Thursday, one day after the Angels closed a season in which they failed to make the playoffs for the second straight year. "We're not going to sit back and let things come. We're going to try to improve the club. " The needs are clear. The Angels must upgrade an offense that scored 667 runs, 188 fewer than the Texas Rangers, who won the American League West by 10 games and appear built to dominate the division for years.
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August 16, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Three weeks ago, with the Texas Rangers clinging to a two-game lead in the American League West, General Manager Jon Daniels addressed his team's most glaring need by trading for relievers Mike Adams and Koji Uehara. The Angels' Tony Reagins, meanwhile, did nothing. The message couldn't have been clearer. The Rangers were going places while the Angels were standing pat. The Rangers were rolling the dice while the Angels would play the cards they had been dealt. The Rangers were all in while the Angels were all talk.
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August 9, 2011 | By Bill Shaikin
Reporting from New York — The Angels' top pitching prospect, Garrett Richards , is set to make his major league debut Wednesday. That could make the Angels' 2009 draft even more special, but the scouting director responsible for selecting those players is long gone. The Angels had four of the first 42 picks that year. Mike Trout , the outfielder considered one of the two best prospects in baseball, was one. Tyler Skaggs , the pitcher who was the key to the Dan Haren trade, was another.
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July 31, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
The non-waiver trade deadline passed Sunday without the Angels making a move, largely because General Manager Tony Reagins found the asking price for the players he coveted to be too high. "We didn't match up," he said. "We had discussions that were interesting. But when you looked at what you had to give up to get what was out there, it just didn't make sense for us. "There were teams that set their sights on a certain level of prospects and didn't really waiver from it. " Although Reagins wouldn't talk about the players he was interested in, the Angels were reportedly looking for bullpen help and a power bat, preferably one that could play third base.
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February 18, 2008 | Kurt Streeter
I guarantee a title. This year, the Angels stuff the Red Sox. There's a new sheriff in town. Watch out world, here I come. Mike Scioscia? I'm the boss. If he has problems with that, the dude is gone. If you ever hear Polly Reagins' youngest child utter anything remotely similar to those three lines, you will know that just around the bend is the apocalypse. In case you missed it, Polly's youngest is the Angels' new general manager.
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October 17, 2007 | Bill Plaschke
Another fancy news conference, another name change. Introducing the Mike Scioscia Angels of Anaheim. It's his team now, from the kids who fold the towels to the ones who throw the fastballs, from the big-armed prospect in Salt Lake City to the puffy-eyed vet in the corner locker. In hanging out a new shingle for their general manager Tuesday, the Angels were actually reinforcing the cornerstone that is their manager.
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June 13, 2011 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Seattle The Angels, who had lost nine of 11 games as they embarked on a 12-game trip in which they will touch all four corners of the country and travel 6,822 miles, needed this. General Manager Tony Reagins, who is feeling heat for his January trade that brought Vernon Wells and the four years and $81 million left on his contract to Anaheim, needed this. Hitting instructor Mickey Hatcher, the object of harsh criticism from fans calling for his firing amid the drought-like conditions surrounding the team's offense, needed this.
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