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Do you like Alberto Callaspo? Were you hoping the Angels would move on from him either during this season or after it? Well, it sucks to be you because the Angels not only avoided arbitration with Callaspo for 2013, but also bought out his first year of free agency in 2014 as well.
Through industry source, Callaspo's deal with the #Angels essentially done, pending physical. Two years, close to $9M. No 3rd-year option.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 18, 2013
I'll be honest, it is the second-year of the deal that even made this worthy of a stand-alone post and not just top billing in tomorrow's Halo Headlines. Callaspo is a good fielder, but he has struggled with the bat in two of his three seasons since the Angels traded for him, which is what most people tend to focus on when they criticize him. What they overlook is that the talent pool at third base in the majors is shallower than a kiddie pool after a Bartolo Colon cannonball.
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