Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 11/14/14
By Jonathan Northrop - AngelsWin.com Columnist Just over a year ago Jerry Dipoto was named the Angels’ General Manager and within a couple months made his mark, culminating with the “Big Splashes” of the 2011 December GM meetings, netting the top free agent hitter and pitcher, Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson. Over the course of the rest of the offseason he made a variety of moves, including shipping overrated prospect Tyler Chatwood to Colorado for Chris Iannetta, a solid all-around catcher that would fill a major hole. Dipoto seemed like the answer to all of our woes after Reagins' blunders and so we all overlooked that his dubious solution to the 2011 bullpen woes was signing Latroy Hawkins and Jason Isringhausen. Fast forward to early in the 2012 season and Dipoto makes another excellent trade, acquiring Ernesto Frieri from the Padres for Alexi Amarista and Donn Roach, both of whom are solid players but probably no more than future role players or average regulars; meanwhile, F...
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