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08:14 AM ET 10.05 | The Angeles may not exercise options on either Dan Haren or Ervin Santana, decisions that are tied in some degree to Zack Greinke. Besides the Greinke negotiations, the decision whether to re-sign [37-year-old Torii Hunter] to a new contract is the most pressing offseason project for the Angels. Hunter hit .313, his first career .300 season, and he kept the Angels in the playoff hunt with several big hits late in the season. He said Thursday he hoped the Angels would make their decision soon. ... "The love I have for the fans here is amazing," Hunter added. "I felt like this was home for me for the five years they adopted me, but I do understand the business side of baseball, and I wish I could find me a home and stay there."

The Orange County Register

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October 5, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Yo, Tori, make the Angels as offer they can't refuse.

October 5, 2012  09:44 AM ET

If he's realistic, they need to sign him. He's a great influence on the young guys. But if he insists on something close to what he's made in the past, then sorry Torii.

October 5, 2012  09:50 AM ET

The Angels should dump all three of these guys. Haren and Santana had sub par years and Tori is 37 and the sand has just about run through the hour glass.

October 5, 2012  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If he's realistic, they need to sign him. He's a great influence on the young guys. But if he insists on something close to what he's made in the past, then sorry Torii.

Agree on the influence, but tough to dump a .300 hitter. If they offer a one year with one year option, he should grab it.

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October 5, 2012  01:26 PM ET
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These are not hard decisions. You let Hunter walk unless he signs a realistic deal. He is 37 and running out of gas.More importantly, the Angels should be trying to figure out ways to dump salary. Does anyone remember the guy they paid 250 million for last year? Anyone?How did that work out?

Pretty well. If he does that 9 more years (and they shore up the bullpen) they will see plenty of the post season.

It's better than watching him in St. Louis for the next 8 years.

October 5, 2012  01:51 PM ET
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I agree if it's a team option...low risk because he'll probably get more years guaranteed from some dummass GM at another team and leave, anyway.

Jeffrey Loria perhaps?

October 5, 2012  02:40 PM ET

I imagine he is like Carson Palmer, has about 80 million in the bank, so money isn't the issue. It is strictly does he want to play, and who for.

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October 5, 2012  09:41 PM ET

This a Business, the guy is going to take as much as he can for as long as he can! If Ichero goes on the Market Tori's gone!

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