The most compelling question of the baseball offseason -- Where is Albert Pujols going to sign? -- isn't nearly as straightforward as it seemed.
Sources told FOXSports.com on Wednesday evening that the Los Angeles Angels, a team barely mentioned as a possible suitor until the past 24 hours, were engaged in a lengthy set of negotiations with Pujols' agent, Dan Lozano.
The big-spending Miami Marlins pursuit of Pujols ended earlier Wednesday, leaving the Angels as perhaps the strongest challenger to the St. Louis Cardinals' efforts to keep Pujols. However, sources told FOXSports.com that a third team -- possibly the Cubs -- has remained involved. The Cubs were known to be involved in the Pujols marketplace as recently as early Wednesday afternoon.
The Angels, under first-year general manager Jerry Dipoto, can offer one possibility the Cardinals, Marlins, and Cubs can't: As an American League team, the risk of a nine- or 10-year contract is mitigated by the presence of a designated h...