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The Onion: Angels Targeting Mike Napoli

I support any shot at Jerry DiPoto, so I'm certainly on board with The Onion's newest piece on the Angels. Contract extension talks between Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers have broken down, meaning that Napoli is likely to become a free agent after the 2012 season. Apparently, as Rangers fans might have feared, Los Angeles is determined to pounce on that opportunity and bring back Napoli at all costs.

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"At first we thought we could make a run at Mike by offering a player-for-player trade, but we ultimately realized the Rangers would probably want more than just C.J. Wilson," said general manager Jerry Dipoto, adding that getting back the lifetime .264 hitter is the team's top priority. "So we signed Albert Pujols. And if the Rangers aren't willing to accept both of those guys, which I completely understand, we've already inked a $140 million contract with Prince Fielder."

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