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Are the LA Angels in the Mix at the Trade Deadline?

Are the Angels in the mix at the trade deadline?

Historically, one would have to say no. Why? Reagins is a disciple of Bill Stoneman, but this alone does not make a case.  Stoneman rarely made a trade at the deadline any of the years he was in the GM spot for the Angels. Stoneman was routinely criticized by fans and sportswriters alike for not making trades.

Last year, Reagins moved away from the Stoneman model by going after Mark Teixeira at the trade deadline from the Atlanta Braves. Considering what the Braves gave up for Teixeira, Reagins practically stole him—Casey Kotchman and a minor leaguer. 

Kotchman, whose excellent defense was unquestioned, was improving offensively as well when he was traded. It was a risk to trade such an ...

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