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Rival Angels Waste Money On Joel Pineiro

Considered the best starting pitcher left on the free agent market, Joel Pineiro was signed yesterday to a two-year, $16 million deal by the Orange County Angels of San Luis Obispo.

Pineiro, who was really good in the National League and pretty crappy in the American League, is looking to solidify an Angels’ rotation that lost ace John Lackey to the Boston Red Sox.

Without wasting any time to look up stats, Pineiro was one of the better pitchers in the NL over the past two years while with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Prior to that, he enjoyed a short stint with the Boston Red Sox, as well as a number of years with your Seattle Mariners.

A once-promising prospect, Pineiro started his career with a bang, then, like a marriage gone awry, watched the magic fade fast.

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