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The Daily Sports Herald:
Anaheim, CA -- In front of thousands of cheering fans lined up six rows deep to get a glimpse of Southern California's two newest stars, the Angels introduced their latest high-profile acquisitions, slugger Albert Pujols and ace C.J. Wilson.
The signings not only put the Halos in a position to win the AL West and the World Series, but also could finally help them win their battle with the
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When he accepted a 10-year, $254 million offer from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last week, free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols ended a tremendous chapter in his baseball career. He also joined a team in California — the state with the highest tax rate in Major League Baseball.
Various sources have noted that Pujols’ decision to sign with the Angels, over the St. Louis...
C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have had the distinct look and feel of a dream fit from the day he became a free agent. Now, it has become a reality.
Deidre Pujols, wife of former Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, appeared on Joy FM in St. Louis on Monday morning to share what she termed the Pujols' "side of the story" concerning Albert's departure from the Cardinals and how he ended up signing with the Los Angeles Angels.
Well, that didn't last long, did it? Cardinals fans barely had a month to enjoy their world championship before the euphoria came to an abrupt end. Tony La Russa's surprise retirement was one thing, but Albert Pujols' stunning defection to the Angels underscored how fleeting baseball's prosperity can be.
Just like that, the Cardinals are down, and for now, so are...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols has arrived in Southern California, and the feared slugger says his staggering new paychecks aren't the only reason he moved to the Los Angeles Angels.
Let the Albert Pujols era begin. The Angels will officially introduce Pujols and fellow free-agent acquisition C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium in a Saturday morning news conference that is scheduled to air live on MLB.com and Angels.com beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT.
ST. LOUIS - Earlier in the day, the city of Anaheim, Calif., captured Albert Pujols right out from under the Cardinals'...
The man who helped rock baseball’s winter meetings by making Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson Angels grew up in New Jersey poring over the Baseball Encyclopedia and Bill James’ Baseball Abstract and can still recall details from prep games pitched by perhaps the biggest Jersey Shore schoolboy star ever, Al Leiter.
It’s a popular sentiment these days to consider the Cardinals one of the losers of the Winter Meetings. Their franchise player left town and people are still talking. In the end, Albert Pujols’ departure doesn’t rate with Lebron James in terms of raw emotion, but many Cardinals fans have an empty feeling these days. Others are vowing to burn their Pujols jerseys...
This is asking a lot, but forget about Albert Pujols. The Los Angeles Angels finished second to the Texas Rangers in the American League West a year ago on the strength of one of the best 1-2-3 starting pitching trios in the majors. Jered Weaver would have been a Cy Young Award winner most years, and Dan Haren and Ervin Santana provided strong support.
DALLAS (AP) - The Miami Marlins and Los Angeles Angels didn't just dominate the podium at the winter meetings. They were the only teams that used them to reshape their clubs.As Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes and some other All-Stars found new homes, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and ...