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Report: Moreno says no more spending

Posted on: June 16, 2011 7:17 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2011 7:51 pm
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Arte MorenoAnaheim is hardly out of the American League West race, just three games behind leader Texas and 2 1/2 games behind second-place Seattle, but owner Arte Moreno has already told general manager Tony Reagins not to spend any more money this season,'s Mark Saxon writes.

Saxon cites a "baseball source" as saying the Angels won't spend any more money for the rest of the season after eating what was left of Scott Kazmir's $14.5 million salary this season and taking on the albatross contract of .193-hitting Vernon Wells. Oh, and they're still paying Gary Matthews Jr. $12.4 million this season for a grand total around $140 million for the team's 2011 payroll.

The Angels can still make move, but they won't be able to take on any payroll, so a deal would have to be a wash financially or in the Angels' favor.

Reagins has shown a willingness to deal at the deadline in recent years. The Angels added Mark Teixeira in 2008 at the trade deadline and Kazmir a year later. Last year the Angels picked up Alberto Callaspo and Dan Haren for a stretch run. 

The Angels could try to unload Joel Pineiro ($8 million) and Fernando Rodney ($5.5 million) in a search for more offense. They could also try to move Bobby Abreu, who has a vesting option worth $9 million for next season with another 147 plate appearances.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 10:28 pm

Report: Moreno says no more spending

How much could they save by unloading Reagins?  What a joke.

Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:01 pm

Report: Moreno says no more spending

Wow, that's a lot of bad money!! And still plenty more to come with the rest of Vernon's contract!! Thanks Angels!!

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