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Hamilton more short-term gain for Angels

Updated: December 13, 2012, 8:28 PM ET
By Keith Law

The Angels' deal with Josh Hamilton, confimed as a five-year, $125 million pact, resembles the deals the Angels made last winter with Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson -- consummated in reaction to other contenders' activity, likely to boost the team substantially in the short run, and with the prospect of ending badly for the team in the contract's final years.

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