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November 25, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Dipoto Abandons His Principles, Signs Joe Smith

by Ben Lindbergh



ANAHEIM ANGELS
Team Audit | Player Cards | Depth Chart

Reportedly signed RHP Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million deal, pending a physical. [11/23]

Between his generic name, his low-profile role, and the timing of this team change, Smith seems determined for no one to know who he is. But while breaking news about bigger free agents overshadowed the first reports of the setup man’s signing on Saturday night, Smith deserves a few seconds in the spotlight. And so does Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, who must have mixed feelings about the move he just made.

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