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Hunter won't bother Angels for extension


08:14 AM ET 04.12 | The last time Torii Hunter neared free agency, he was a different man of sorts, younger, obviously, and he put more pressure on himself to produce. "I'm not really as eager to be a free agent now. The last time, I thought about all of that (during his walk year). I thought, 'I'm a free agent. I have to put up numbers. I have to impress other teams.' I'm not doing all that this year. My focus is on winning." ... Hunter said he has had no conversations with GM Jerry Dipoto about a contract extension, and he understands that he doesn't rank very high on the team's priority list right now. "I don't want to bother those guys," Hunter said. "They've had so much going on."

The Orange County Register

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April 12, 2012  09:02 AM ET

He's always been a classy player.

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April 12, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Please Don't Extend Me!!!!

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April 12, 2012  12:24 PM ET

the angels should be ashame of themselvs,, in the west division with a record of 2- 4, and if somebody thought that the A 's are ther worse team not to mention the mariners, the halos found all alone in the bottom of their division, who could they throw the blame?? pujols? abreu? morales? or lazy boy wells??

April 12, 2012  12:28 PM ET

Putting up good numbers probably would help your team win, Torii...even if Wells tells you different.

wells will get paid, regardless of the outcome, that's why teams should place a clause in the players contract, if the player has a down year, then the salary should be a down number as well!!!

April 12, 2012  12:32 PM ET

every single player incluyed the pitchers and catchers, should be ashame, there itsn't a single excuse in the whole roster, why are they playing as if they don't a top higher skills hitters?? becasuse the higher part of players who aren;'t playing with any agressiveness its the hitters and nobody else, weak offense anemic offense, and a very passive approach in every game being played by the lowly halos!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:34 PM ET

very passive approach in every game being played by the lowly halos!!!!

if the owner decide to fired mike sciocia because this lazy start from all his players in the angels roster, the only one's to get the full blame should be the hitters and noby else!!!

April 12, 2012  12:39 PM ET

if the cubs aren't winning at all, its should be allright, because as we all well know, their roster its built up with only minor leaguers, but the halos can they explain this poor performs against the royals? or even worse against the twins?? i fully expect a sweep by the yankees in new york against the passive halos,, should the angels will need to upgrade their hitting problems?? they better fire their hitting coach!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:43 PM ET

sciocia would need to pull a emergency meeting with all the hitters who have being imvolved in every game, red sox are in bad spot but the halos are worse than the mariners , the A's, or any other ghost team, angels pitchers can only do soo much, but the hitters do have a great problem in their own back yard!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:44 PM ET

angels would need to start hitting or else,,,, somebody's head its about to chop off!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:47 PM ET

sciocia would need to start to trust abreu, or mike trout, or mark trumbo, the angels manager need to stop hoping in the vernon wells magic, the manager has different type of wood at the halos roster, but the manager need to act fast before the water reach the owners waist!!!

April 12, 2012  12:48 PM ET


April 12, 2012  12:53 PM ET

could it be that, the angels hitters can't find their conford strikezone?? could it that, they are expecting pujols to show them the right direction to follow him to the top of their division? or should the halos start cleaning the house starting with the hitting coach, and pitching coach?? because honestly the team don't have any other type of excuse, quality players are there, but quality playing time has being missing in the last 6 games!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:54 PM ET

Come back to the Twins.............PLEASE!??

April 12, 2012  12:55 PM ET

i wonder what its the next step for arte moreno and jerry dipoto?? wonder what type of reaction the coaches should have at this point?? who should get the blame???????

April 12, 2012  12:57 PM ET

tori hunter should set the example,, with extension or without, just play hard and don't stop putting up bigger numbers!!!!

April 12, 2012  12:58 PM ET

hunter should get a good season, and just walk through the biggest door nevertheless!!


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