Found January 05, 2012 on Big League Stew:
The nitty-gritty details of Albert Pujols' new $240 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels were released on Thursday and let's just say that it's good to be considered Phat. Over the next 10 years, the backloaded contract will give the first baseman an annual salary ranging from $12 million in 2012 to $30 million in 2021. He'll receive a hotel suite for all road trips, four seats to every home game at Angel Stadium and a luxury suite for his charitable foundation on 10 different dates a year. He'll also donate $100,000 each year to the team's charity and will receive $1 million annually for the 10 years after he retires as part of a personal services contract that he has the option to decline. Not everything is guaranteed, though. There are $10 million worth of incentives in the contract, including $3 million for his 3,000th hit (he's currently at 2,073) and $7 million for career homer No. 763, which would propel him past Barry Bonds on the all-tim...

Pujols to earn 240 million plus season tickets

NEW YORK -- Guess 240 million wasn't quite enough for Albert Pujols. In addition to his salary, the Los Angeles Angels are giving the slugger four season tickets to home games over the next decade. He and the Angels still need to work out the location of the seats, which are his to enjoy for the duration of his contract. After that, if he still wants them, he has to pay. Those...

Pujols contract with Angels finally completed

Albert Pujols' landmark 10-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels has been completed, four weeks after the two sides finalized the details.Major League Baseball announced the completion of the contract Thursday, which will see the perennial All-Star third baseman earn $240 million over the life of the deal.It includes a 10-year personal services agreement that would pay Pujols...

Around The Web: Missing On Albert Pujols, Minor Moves, And Replacing Offense

ESPN: From Jonah Keri‘s book on the Tampa Bay Rays, “The Extra 2%“, which I should probably get around to reading. Jennings said he and the other scouts in attendance — all except Arango — remained concerned about the kid’s thick build. They also focused on the negatives rather than the positives as Arango and Jennings both fell into a bit of confirmation bias. Jennings...

Edward Zelinsky on "Albert Pujols, Occupy Wall Street, and the Buffett Rule"

Professor Edward Zelinsky, a distinguished tax law expert at Cardozo Law School and author of The Origins of the Ownership Society, has a thoughtful and provocative Oxford University Press piece on Albert Pujols and his 10-year, $254 million contract. Zelinsky argues that Pujols indeed deserves what he is being paid and that he is not under-taxed. Here is an excerpt:* * * Pujols...

In the News: Albert Pujols gets 4 season tickets, too

In addition to his salary, the Los Angeles Angels are giving the slugger four season tickets to home games over the next decade.

Albert Pujols is no regular pupil for Angels' batting coach Mickey Hatcher

LOS ANGELES - Mickey Hatcher still has his job with the Angels, much to the dismay of fans who call for his dismissal...

Albert Pujols contract details

Salary in Millions

Pujols deal completed; worth $240M over 10 years

Albert Pujols officially joined the Los Angeles Angels when Major League Baseball and the players' association confirmed the terms of the first baseman's 10-year contract and agreed its guaranteed value is $240 million.

Stupid Sports Names, Volume Two

Redundancy. Apparently, some sports names are so good you have to say them twice. Not only do the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim now have Albert Pujols, they also have the most redundant name in sports. As Pujols, or anyone who took Spanish One in high school, would be able to tell you, their full name translates to “The the Angels Angels of Anaheim”. Or, if you prefer, Los los...
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