Originally posted on The Show Speak  |  Last updated 2/28/12
Tempe, AZ - Albert Pujols is the man. 

Despite the preference of Albert Pujols not to be marketed as "El Hombre" by the Anaheim Angels, he is without question the man at the center of the Anaheim Angels attempt to win their first World Series Championship in 10 years. 


Pujols, who built a close relationship with Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinal icon Stan "The Man" Musial, is a three time NL MVP, two time World Series Champion, and a nine time All Star.  He brings immediate relevancy to an Angels offense that averaged 4.12 runs per game, well below the AL average of 4.46 runs per game.  The Anaheim offense needed a major overhaul...or someone to step into the middle of their lineup and be "The Man."


Albert Pujols at Tempe Diablo Stadium "He changes the dynamic of a lineup, man," four time AL All Star Torii Hunter said. "Just him being in there is going to change everything." 

With a starting pitching rotation that added CJ Wilson to an already top rotation of Jered Weaver, Ervin Santana and Dan Haren, the Angels are an offense away from regaining superiority in the American League West.  The Angels starting staff's ERA of 3.59 was second best in the American League in 2011 - and they got better.

Speaking of better, the Angels are now better offensively because of the most dominant hitter of the last decade - El Hombre, El Numero Cinco.

Until Next Time,

Craig Turley
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