Trading prospects has hurt Angels

Looking for quick fixes in recent seasons now coming back to haunt Halos

Originally Published: June 14, 2013
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- It has been a quiet but cruel twist of irony for Jerry Dipoto. The best trade he ever made got him pilloried by fans and media and helps explain why his Los Angeles Angels are such an expensive mess.

Three years ago, Dipoto was the interim general manager trying to clean things up for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were in last place in the National League West. Ownership wanted to shed money, Dipoto knew he needed young talent and along came Angels general manager ...

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