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Conflicting reports on Hunter's Angels future

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08:21 AM ET 10.26 | Despite a report to the contrary, the Angels are apparently not intent on letting Torii Hunter walk. "Finding a way to fit Torii in is a challenge, but we have been open that we want him back," General Manager Jerry Dipoto said Thursday. "We haven't closed the door on Torii and he hasn't closed the door on us." Earlier in the day, MLBTradeRumors.com, citing an unnamed source, reported that a deal between Hunter and the Angels was unlikely. Hunter presents a difficult situation for the Angels because he is 37, an age when players are likely to decline, but he's coming off one of his best seasons. He's also considered a valuable leader in the clubhouse, including his role as a mentor to young superstar Mike Trout.

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October 26, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hunter is a good player, but I'm not sure if I'd want him mentoring Trout TOO much..."C'mon Mike, stop looking for your pitch, just hack away like me!!!"

Yeah...it seems like Trout has a good idea as to how to play the game the right way.

October 26, 2012  09:44 AM ET

You need to keep him on Mr. GM so you can watch the decline in Tori and think about what will number 5 look like someday when you still owe him a pocket full of money.

October 26, 2012  12:07 PM ET

The halos are More confuse than before the end of the season,
Should the angels. sign hunter to a one year deal? And you really think hunter would sign for five million one
Year contract? Plenty doubt full!!!

October 26, 2012  12:11 PM ET

The angels lack in the third base, they lack in the catching spot closer spot, why the
Halos haven't done anything about it?? Pro misses but nothing confirmed at all:-) :-)

October 26, 2012  12:12 PM ET

And yes #5 would continue in decline not forwards but backwards:-) :-) :-)

October 26, 2012  12:12 PM ET

Bourjos doesn't look like he is going to hit, but if he does Hunter is a good 4th OF, and if he doesn't Hunter is the starter. Just keep the contract short.

October 26, 2012  05:26 PM ET

Better headline: Conflicting reports on Angels Hunter future.

October 26, 2012  05:32 PM ET

The angels would likely continue struggling for many seasons to come, the main baseline its a conssistant catcher behind the plate where the majority of pitchers feed off them selves, lower ERA, better quality starts short innings everything thanks to the discipline by the right calls, higher ERA means the rotation lacks in stability and something very important its missing :-) :-)

October 26, 2012  08:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The angels would likely continue struggling for many seasons to come, the main baseline its a conssistant catcher behind the plate where the majority of pitchers feed off them selves, lower ERA, better quality starts short innings everything thanks to the discipline by the right calls, higher ERA means the rotation lacks in stability and something very important its missing :-) :-)

Catching strategy its a most, a catcher with poor diffense Its like playing the game without Any game plan,,

 
October 26, 2012  08:55 PM ET

Tough Call, I'd try to snag a Catcher!!!

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