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Angels Notes: Hamilton, Trumbo, Bourjos

A look at the Angels as they introduce Josh Hamilton..

  • The Angels are telling people that they're not trading Mark Trumbo, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports (via Twitter).  That could change with the right offer, but it's clear that they would prefer to move Peter Bourjos.
  • The Rangers didn't woo Hamilton hard enough, according to his wife Katie, tweets Jeff Wilson of the Star-Telegram.  The slugger agreed and said that he would be lying if he said the perceived slight didn't bother him.
  • The Angels' signing of Hamilton was a shocker but was also premeditated in many ways, writes Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.  A source says that the Halos already looked into it during the Winter Meetings despite owner Arte Moreno's preference to have a $145MM payroll next year.  However, the club left flexibility for just one player, and that was Hamilton.
  • Hamilton said that talks didn't get serious with the Angels until the day he signed, tweets Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

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