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The Angels will unveil their new prize -- free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton -- at a Saturday news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney -- where Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson were introduced on Wedne…Share Tweet
New Ranger Lindblom comfortable with pressure onThe Rangers have spent the winter futilely chasing some of the bigger free-agent names on the market, but one of their offseason goals was to upgrade the bullpen, and Josh Lindblom is a big part of that.Share Tweet
Zduriencik made 'substantial' offer to HamiltonIt's no secret the Mariners are in pursuit of offense this offseason. What wasn't certain was how hard they'd be willing to pursue high-priced slugger Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik acknowledged Friday his club went after the former …Share Tweet
Angels moving press box ‘down the right-field line’ to add luxury seatsyahoo.com Dec 14, 2012The Los Angeles Angels just added $125 million in payroll by signing slugger Josh Hamilton in the free-agent market. Someone has to pay for it, so no one is going to be surprised when Angels fans get the bill in some, way, shape or form. They're not the…Share Tweet
Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno following in late George Steinbrenner's footsteps, signing one big-name free agent after annydailynews.com Dec 14, 2012It’s official now: Arte Moreno is the new George Steinbrenner, as determined to make the biggest splash as he is to win a championship. Whether collecting high-priced sluggers is the right formula remains to be seen, but Moreno is clearly running the AnShare TweetDespite rampant speculation that Josh Hamilton's arrival in Orange County could prompt the Angels to trade some of their outfield surplus for Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, a deal appears no more likely now than it was at the beginning of the week.Share Tweet
Schaap Talk: Angels Continue Spending SpreeDec 14Jeremy Schaap discusses the Angels' signing of Josh Hamilton and the Yankees' quiet offseason.
Angels Under PressureDec 14Tim Kurkjian thinks the Angels will be under more pressure to make the playoffs than any other team in the American League after the acquisition of Josh Hamilton.
Angels Make Splash With Hamilton SigningDec 14Buster Olney discusses Josh Hamilton's 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels and thinks Mike Scioscia will be under more pressure than any other manager in baseball.