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BREAKING NEWS: Angels Sign Albert Pujols
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:00AM #1
JT
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According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10 Yr/$250-260 Mil deal with the Angels.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:01AM #2
AlexRodriguezX
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WOW!!!

9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:02AM #3
BigGuy
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Angels To Sign Albert Pujols



The Angels are the bridesmaid no more.  Albert Pujols will sign with the Angels for ten years and $250-260MM, tweets Yahoo's Tim Brown.  He'll receive a full no-trade clause.  Pujols decided this morning, writes Brown.  If Pujols received more than $252MM, his new deal will be the second-largest in baseball history in both its total and average annual value.


Pujols, 32 in January, was drafted by the Cardinals in 1999 in the 13th round and began his career with a staggering 11-year stretch.  The first baseman is the active career leader in batting average (.328) and slugging percentage (.617), he's second among active players in career on-base percentage (.421).  Pujols owns a Rookie of the Year award and three MVP awards, and has ranked no worse than ninth in the MVP voting in every season of his career.  He's been extremely durable, averaging 155 games per season.


In 2011, Pujols struggled to meet his lofty offensive standards early, and had a scorching June cut short by a small fracture in his left wrist.  He recovered quickly from the injury and hit .318/.375/.579 the rest of the way, though overall his 9.4% walk rate was a career-low.  The Cardinals signed Pujols to a long-term deal in 2004, which ended up being a huge bargain at $111MM over eight years.  Pujols and the Cardinals failed to find common ground on an extension in February this year, but the contract didn't seem a distraction as the team ended up winning the World Series.


The suddenly free-spending Marlins made a competitive bid for Pujols, offering a ten-year deal.  They seemingly dropped out after signing Mark Buehrle, and up until Thursday morning, the Cardinals were considered the favorite.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:05AM #4
JT
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Well the Angels just got scary as hell.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:06AM #5
AlexRodriguezX
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Will Kendry Morales be the DH now?

9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:07AM #6
BigGuy
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:06AM, AlexRodriguezX wrote:


Will Kendry Morales be the DH now?




With that messed up knee, probably..

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:08AM #7
61in61
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:05AM, JT wrote:


Well the Angels just got scary as hell.




And the Yanks are doing nothing.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:08AM #8
BigGuy
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:05AM, JT wrote:


Well the Angels just got scary as hell.




They want Wilson too.  After years of not signing anybody, this year they look like they're serious.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:09AM #9
BigGuy
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:08AM, 61in61 wrote:


Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:05AM, JT wrote:


Well the Angels just got scary as hell.




And the Yanks are doing nothing.




What are you talking about?  The Yankees are signing a minor league outfielder.  lol

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 10:13AM #10
LiferYank
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:08AM, 61in61 wrote:


Dec 8, 2011 -- 10:05AM, JT wrote:


Well the Angels just got scary as hell.




And the Yanks are doing nothing.





Bad contracts have a way of doing that over time.... Cashman only has so much room to work with now.


That being said overall its a horrible contract due to the length.... Least the Angels are in the same boat we are now in.



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