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Greinke pushes Angels forward

Dipoto's move for premium pitcher shows players his commitment to winning now

Updated: July 28, 2012, 1:38 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Los Angeles Angels woke up on July 31 last year, they were two games behind the Texas Rangers.

They left Comerica Park that afternoon knowing that not only had they not helped themselves at the trade deadline, but that the team they were chasing, the Texas Rangers, had built arguably the toughest bullpen in the game with the additions of Mike Adams and Koji Uehara.

Less than three weeks later, the Angels were seven games out.

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