Found October 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Being champions of the winter has not panned out well for recent teams like the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies or Seattle Mariners, who made big offseason acquisitions only to fall flat when the games started. Add the Los Angeles Angels to that list. Despite spending $320 million in the biggest one-day free agent splurge in baseball history, then adding a former Cy Young Award winner in midseason, the Angels were officially eliminated from playoff contention Monday night. While they beat the Mariners 8-4 in Seattle, the Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 to clinch the final AL playoff spot. "It just proves -- forget about expectations, excitement all that," Angels veteran outfielder Torii Hunter said. "No matter what you do, no matter who you acquire, you have to get it done on the field. Expectations are expectations -- it hasn't happened yet. "Just like everybody else, I had expectations (of contending for a championship). We just did...
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