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Angels, Pineiro strike $16 million deal

Jan 20, 2010, 9:03 PM EDT

According to and various other sources, the Angels and Joel Pineiro have come to terms on a two-year, $16 million contract.
The signing settles as Angels rotation that lacked a fifth starter behind Jered Weaver, Joe Saunders, Scott Kazmir and Ervin Santana. Matt Palmer and Sean O’Sullivan were set to be the primary competitors for the spot. Now Palmer figures to pitch in middle reliever, while O’Sullivan will head the rotation at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Pineiro was also being sought after by the Dodgers and Mets. Those teams could now turn to the likes of Jarrod Washburn, Vicente Padilla and Jon Garland.

  1. HaloFan - Jan 20, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Love the signing.

  2. john pileggi - Jan 21, 2010 at 3:07 AM

    Mets will be down to signing Victor Zambrano.

  3. Moses Green - Jan 21, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Pineiro’s contract is so reasonable that it’s hard not to think of the Mutts here. They could have gone two years $18 million? Really? Or would that not have been enough … seems like the Mutts are such a mess that no free agent with options wants to be there.
    I too love the signing, and it’s also worth noting that the Halos now start 2 guys who should be Mets. It’s also worth noting that the Halos start 3 out of 5 homegrown pitchers, last year it was 4 out of 5 with Lackey, and when the Red Sox signed Lackey the Halos got 2 compensation draft picks. That’s how it’s done, people.

  4. BIGBRUCE11047 - Jan 21, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    It looks like the Angels have their starting rotation is set, if the injuries are kept to a minimum, the Angels should repeat as AL West champs. They need to replace Figgins but they should be able to bring up someone from the minors to fill that spot. Go Angels!!

  5. Fast Eddy - Jan 21, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Hello: From what I have observed here, he is no 16 Mil. man. he was not a particular threat to us in the NL central.

  6. PSH - Jan 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Good luck with that, Halos. You probably will regret this. Pinero is a head case, and has no “killer instinct.” The Mets should breath a sigh of relief, and go sign Sheets if they want to compete against the likes of Philly.

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