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06:20 PM ET 12.15 | Don't tell the Los Angeles Angels about freedom of the press. The Angels aren't censoring their beat writers or the national writers tasked with following them after signing Josh Hamilton to a massive contract, but they're not keeping their press box. The team has announced that portions of the press box will be converted and renovated into luxury suites to accommodate as many as 80 more fans with "upgraded dining opportunities and amenities." Those that have a beef with how the Angels are spending their money have a whole new ballgame to be upset about. The press box won't be absent from the ballpark, but it just won't be in as cozy of a spot. The television and radio booths will remain where they are, but for newspaper writers and bloggers, they'll be watching Josh Hamilton and the Angels from another vantage point next year.

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December 15, 2012  10:50 PM ET

The Angels are putting together a stellar team, the Bluejays are too.

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December 16, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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The Angels are putting together a stellar team, the Bluejays are too.

Yeah, the Angels have to keep up with the Dodgers!!!

December 16, 2012  09:33 AM ET

They have to win on the field, not on the Threads!!!!!!

December 16, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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If Joe Blanton is in your starting rotation, I'm not sure that the team is "stellar."The Angels and Marlins were putting together stellar teams last off-season. How did that work out?

The Angels won 89 games last season - more than the AL representative in the World Series. It wasn't as big a failure as you insinuate. They still need to address their bullpen, which maybe they can do by moving some of their excess outfielders, but I wouldn't lump the Angels in with the Marlins by any stretch.

December 16, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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They have to win on the field, not on the Threads!!!!!!

4 Real?

December 16, 2012  11:13 AM ET

You can trade and overpay players all you want to, but the bottom is line the last two champions did not have the best record in their leagues, but both got on a roll in September and it continued to the end and you know the results.

December 16, 2012  02:00 PM ET

To make payroll, Arte is turning the dippin' dots stands into luxury suites too.

December 16, 2012  03:37 PM ET
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As for the press box...I am a former sportswriter. The press gets lots of perks and privileges, and in return, they print and report in a positive manner regarding the team. This may bite the Angels in the rear.

could make for more interesting writing LOL

December 17, 2012  01:02 AM ET
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If Joe Blanton is in your starting rotation, I'm not sure that the team is "stellar."The Angels and Marlins were putting together stellar teams last off-season. How did that work out?

apparently not to good,,,

December 17, 2012  01:04 AM ET
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As for the press box...I am a former sportswriter. The press gets lots of perks and privileges, and in return, they print and report in a positive manner regarding the team. This may bite the Angels in the rear.

sure thing, but does the halos are aware about it??? or should somebody let them know about it??

December 17, 2012  01:06 AM ET
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You can trade and overpay players all you want to, but the bottom is line the last two champions did not have the best record in their leagues, but both got on a roll in September and it continued to the end and you know the results.

the thing with this excecutives had been making too many mistakes, with trades and deals, most of the times halos had been the underdog,,,

December 17, 2012  01:07 AM ET

any deals,,, have been gone backwards, the trade for texeira didn't workout, the trade for greinke didn't work as well,,,

December 17, 2012  01:08 AM ET

most times angels did give top prospects but their player return were too thin in quality!!

December 17, 2012  01:09 AM ET

angels farm system can't regaing their top prospect in more than 4 years straight,,

December 17, 2012  01:10 AM ET
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Yeah, the Angels have to keep up with the Dodgers!!!

and dodgers have to keep up with the tough giants,,,

December 17, 2012  01:11 AM ET

angels would have a more competetive division in next season...

December 17, 2012  01:12 AM ET

dodgers may not would like to acknowledge but,,the giants are a tough team in the national west..

 
December 17, 2012  01:14 AM ET
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dodgers may not would like to acknowledge but,,the giants are a tough team in the national west..

and everything starts with PITCHING and the giants DO have talented rotation,, should lincecum be a long reliever unstead??

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