Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/19/12
You're Arte Moreno. You have owned the Los Angeles Angels for nearly a decade. In 2011, the team missed the playoffs for a second straight season. That was a first during your stewardship. Your response? Fire the general manager and a number of his lieutenants. Your next step was to authorize a $240 million contract for Albert Pujols and $77.5 million more for C.J. Wilson -- on the same day. When it was suggested to you in spring training that the Pujols investment was perhaps not the wisest use of a quarter-billion dollars, you said, "He's one of the best players in baseball ... How many opportunities do you ever get like this? When you get an opportunity, sometimes you just take it." Now baseball people are wondering if you want your new general manager, Jerry Dipoto, to trade for Phillies ace Cole Hamels. Have they not been paying attention? Obviously, the Angels are trying to win the World Series -- and not in an abstract, forward-looking sense. They want to do it now . In...
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