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08:16 AM ET 01.10 | Though many see him returning to Cincinnati, closer Francisco Cordero hasn't suffered from a lack of options. The Angels have recently had dialogue with the representative for [Cordero] -- though they may only be in the periphery right now -- an industry source familiar with the discussions told MLB.com. The source pinned the market for Cordero as down to three or four teams, with the Angels and Reds being two of them. ... [At this point], it's hard to gauge where the Angels stand in that race considering the money they've spent this offseason and general manager Jerry Dipoto's recent statements -- that he already has a good ninth-inning man in Jordan Walden, and that finding a closer has never been a priority this offseason.

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January 10, 2012  08:18 AM ET

The Angels are putting together a pretty good team, watch out Texas!!

January 10, 2012  08:44 AM ET

I have trouble considering the Angels or Rangers the 'new' evil empire(s); when they win 27 WS come back, and let's talk, but until then I prefer to hate on the Yankees like everyone else ;]

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January 10, 2012  10:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Angels are putting together a pretty good team, watch out Texas!!

why would you mock the angels unability to sign the proper free agent? if the halos would think straight they should sign madson, forget cordero this guy its a old pitcher unless they sign him to a 750k per a season!!!

January 10, 2012  10:31 AM ET

when the halos wake up and apply the right strategy then i would considered that indeed they did have a put a good team in the field, untill then to me they still weak team, lets see the third base remains weak, the catcher spot its even weaker than when mathis was there ianetta lacks in experience behind the plate, by the time he adjust himself to the new pitchers and the new league, the halos could find themselves ten games behind in their division, their bullpen still not strong enough, mike trout will remain in the minors thanks to vernon wells contract!!

January 10, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Angels are putting together a pretty good team, watch out Texas!!

if just if, the angels would be able to pull a surprised deal with the dogers for clayton kershaw through trade that would be oustanding addition to the team, i had hear that the halos are trying to trade trumbo and morales to those teams who fail to land fielder,but to me if they are serious about trading these players then they should trade them for kershaw, then only then i would believe the angels rotation could be a toughest rotation in their league and on their division!!

January 10, 2012  10:43 AM ET

just to put a team together its a puzzle, and to sign players just because they have such great career to a long term its a gamble, should the angels had traded trumbo for gio gonzalez if he wasn't injuried? or should the angels should trade for garza for trout and conger? or should the angels trade trout, bourjos conger for hammels?? from all this inquired trades the best one that i really like its, the clayton kershaw trade that would be awasome!!

January 10, 2012  10:56 AM ET

to built a team it takes, time dedication, patience, and a great vision, no GM should trade players or sign players just because they are shinning like a stars, the best and wise move its the one you didn't do, the team has to see far ahead of the franchise, does the team needs a better bullpen? does the team needs a better closer? should the excecutives focus on top free agents? should the GM bring up the weak side from the team during theire regular season? the angels lineup was and still a mess, if you question about their offense the little guys were doing the job better than the big guys, did the angels did good by signning pujols? if wasn't for ten years then the deal could have being the right move, but you can't pleased everybody you could do good in one side and forget the other side!!

January 10, 2012  11:11 AM ET

where the halos haven't focus? or where the halos haven't pay much attention in their lineup? itsn't that much in their diffense but rather their unability to drive runs, their offense its like they remain iddle every time that they have to put the ball in play,the big guys did lack in the discipline department their patience was absent for the longest, their eye-hand cordination wasn't there when it suppost to be there,the rally's aren't easy to bringin in at any inning perhaps the little guys are so concetrate in getting on base but the big guys are being carelss when their turn at the plate its due, every hitter job should be to wear and tear the opposite pitcher, work the ccount high as much as you can, never assume that the pitcher will be tired faster never let the opposite pitcher get too confortable in the mound, best approach that the hitter should take its being agressive but at the same time being cautious with every pitch, smart approach, good eye-hand cordination its a most!!

January 10, 2012  11:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I have trouble considering the Angels or Rangers the 'new' evil empire(s); when they win 27 WS come back, and let's talk, but until then I prefer to hate on the Yankees like everyone else ;]

the rangers are more close than they appears, the angels do have a long way to go, if the angels get tough discipline in their lineup they may turn things around, but if the angels are giving quick outs to the opposite team, then they aren't helping their own team but the opposite team, the game its a work in progress from the very first inning untill the last out!!!

January 10, 2012  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I have trouble considering the Angels or Rangers the 'new' evil empire(s); when they win 27 WS come back, and let's talk, but until then I prefer to hate on the Yankees like everyone else ;]

What does having 27 WS titles matter? Living in the past is what NYY fans love to brag about. The 50's, 70's, late 90's early 2000's teams are all different. Last I heard St. Louis won the WS.

January 10, 2012  11:20 AM ET

the rangers are strong in their offense, the angels are weak in their offense, one player can't do everything, any team has the cat by the tail with pujols, all what they have to do give him four balls and he its not longer a treat, on rangers side any team don't have that type of luxury they could walk one or two hitters but the rest of the lineup its just as good as from the first hitters in the team, this is something where the halos lack in a big amount can't compete with just only one player in your lineup!!

January 10, 2012  11:22 AM ET

the rays should have a good team this year, why not? they have what its need it on any team and that's an excellent management!!!

January 10, 2012  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

the rays should have a good team this year, why not? they have what its need it on any team and that's an excellent management!!!

And pitching!

January 10, 2012  11:24 AM ET

does the angels have a better rotation?? well the rangers just brought in gregg maddux in to their pitching staff!!!

January 10, 2012  11:26 AM ET

now the rotation could be good in angels side but those rangers are going to be tough to beat out, with good advisor in their pitching dept things are more than even!!!

January 10, 2012  11:30 AM ET

people tends to think that a team should spend big, investments are a most but it all depends in what way the excecutives apply them, if a team lacks in finacially, then it should be another way to bring up the level of the team's competition in their division and to the rest of the league!!

January 10, 2012  11:37 AM ET

every team that revamps their farm system it expects to develope a great product, but the teams who develope good players shouldn't take the easy out, what i'm trying to say here its this the team who developes a great amount of good top players shouldn't trade them right away, example, the indians, when they did had sabathia, cliff lee, victor martines and many more good players what they did it wasn't smart at all, i don't think every team should keep most of the top skilled players but they should at least sign them to a five years extensions before they start dismatle the team!!

January 10, 2012  11:39 AM ET

we have to wait and see if the cubs will stay in that mode after two seasons, the franchise its putting a great farm system and if everything goes well the cubs could have one of the toughest lineupt in a few years from now!!

 
January 10, 2012  11:42 AM ET

the pirates can't put a great rebulding team because, they allways are throwin away their good players way before they can become top players, when you use this type of approach you never will be able to built a great team, it don't matter how hard you try it it never would work!!!

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