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Angels don't put too much stock in stats

Updated: February 24, 2011, 4:47 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Are the Los Angeles Angels a Stone Age tribe living in the digital age?

After Michael Lewis' book "Moneyball" detailed the 2002 Oakland A's use of rigorous statistical analysis to evaluate players, many people wondered whether the Angels were mired in their old-school ways, too reliant on scouts and immune to new technology.

The team had a nice response: It won the World Series that year.

Nine years later, with virtually every team in the majors employing ...

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