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New Angels pitcher Matt Harvey says he's a changed man from time in New York

TEMPE, Ariz. - The call to Matt Harvey's phone came unexpectedly in December, in the middle of a Monday Night Football game the week before Christmas.

Harvey, the 29-year-old former New York Mets ace pitcher, became nervous. He had spent the previous month and a half trying not to bug his agent, Scott Boras, about his first foray into free agency. Each time, Boras had told him a serious contract offer was unlikely to come in before the new year.

Yet there

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