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Angels GM Bill Stoneman handles some business the old-fashioned way

Angels GM Bill Stoneman handles some business the old-fashioned way

Bill Stoneman is 71. He is the interim general manager of the Angels, asked to return to his old job eight years after he retired and one month before the trade deadline. The Angels desperately need a bat, and Stoneman says he is fully engaged. "We've been on the phones a lot," he said. The phones? "I do texting," he said, "but not for trades and that sort of stuff." In his eight years as the Angels' general manager, Stoneman reserved his most substantial work for the off-season. He made two July trades to fortify a contender, but both for depth. The Angels' present need is clearly identified: a starting left fielder. They would prefer...

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