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Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton signs autographs for fans at Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels Manager Mike Scioscia watches workouts from the outfield at Diablo Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels slugger Mike Trout fields fly balls during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels starting pitcher Jared Weaver warms up during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Fans wait to get autographs from players,especially Mark Trumbo, at Diablo Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

An Angels fan takes in the friendly confines of Diablo Stadium during spring training in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton takes batting practice during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols takes batting practice during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos takes the field during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Angels infielder Erick Aybar takes the field during spring training at Diablo Stadium in Tempe.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

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By Mike DiGiovanna

TEMPE, Ariz. — There was high anticipation surrounding the Angels as players reported to spring training last week, with the surprising December addition of baseball’s top free-agent slugger boosting the team’s World Series hopes.

Wait, haven’t we seen this before?

Yes, the names have changed, Josh Hamilton replacing Albert Pujols as the off-season acquisition, but the theme entering 2013 is the same as 2012: The Angels, with a powerful lineup and stellar defense, are built to win the World Series, and anything short of a deep playoff run would be a disappointment.

These things don’t always go according to script, though. The Angels stumbled badly last April and spent three months climbing back into the American League West race before another slump in August cost them a playoff spot.

Having dynamic leadoff man Mike Trout for the first month — the 21-year-old phenom didn’t join the Angels until last April 28 — could prevent a slow start, but if the Angels are to live up to their lofty expectations, they’ll need better starting and relief pitching than they got in 2012.

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