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It might be that Scioscia’s time has run its course with the Angels. Maybe someone else can light a fire under Pujols and Hamilton, who are hitting .231 and .202, respectively, with seven home runs between them.

Or maybe the Angels and Dodgers need something else. Something different. Like owners who understand that the best way to win consistently is to build a strong farm system; owners who sign free agents to fill specific needs instead of simply trying to fill stadiums.

Owners who aren’t afraid to spend money, sure.

But owners who actually have a plan.

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Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg