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The Angels introduced Albert Pujols at a press conference today, but they still have to figure out what to do with their two incumbent first baseman. GM Jerry Dipoto indicated that they will find a place for Mark Trumbo, and today he confirmed to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez that Kendrys Morales will be tendered a contract before Monday's deadline.
Morales, 28, hasn't played since breaking his leg celebrating a walk-off grand slam against the Mariners on May 29th, 2010. He'd hit .302/.353/.548 with 45 homers in the 203 games prior to the injury, dating back to the start of the 2009 season. The team will know more about the health of his leg after the New Year, but he must also prove he can run at full speed in Spring Training.
Our projections have Morales earning $2.975MM in 2012 following his second trip through arbitration this winter. There has been some speculation that the Angels would non-tender him after landing Pujols, but they should be able to finding so...
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At the moment, the fans of St. Louis are not all that pleased with Albert Pujols. He told them all that he intended to finish his career in a Cardinals uniform and then skipped town for a few million bucks. When Cardinals fans see the No. 5 on the back of a Pujols jersey now, [...]
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.
Pujols and left-hander C.J. Wilson made the first public appearances with their new team on Saturday at a raucous pep rally at Angel Stadium. Thousands of fans showed up to celebrate the Angels' audacious signing...
By Jonathan Northrop - Angelswin.com ColumnistWelcome to the Dipoto EraA few weeks ago I was looking forward to the coming of the Trout Era, to begin in Anaheim, California, as soon as this coming year or in 2013, when phenom Mike Trout works his way into the Angels lineup as an everyday player. Then the Albert Pujols signing occurred and I thought, almost sadly “This must be the...
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St. Louis-area chain Pro Image Sports gave away hundreds of Albert Pujols jerseys, shirts, etc. for free at their four area stores.
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...
I just happened to be in Anaheim California this weekend and there just happened to be some big press conference going on at Angels stadium. Also, the press conference just happened to be open to the public.
How many teams can organize a press conference, outside, on an 85-degree day in mid-December, and officially announce the signing of one of the greatest players in baseball...
Albert Pujols and C. J. Wilson, free agents who signed for a combined $331.5 million, were introduced at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Mike Scioscia got the news on an airplane, waiting to fly home from the baseball meetings. Hearing that slugger Albert Pujols and pitcher C.J. Wilson would be coming to Anaheim, the Angels manager could have winged his way home unaided.The news arrived like most these days, in our fast-moving, wired-to-know-immediately culture.
Angels' trade for star slugger Albert Pujols and signing of pitcher C.J. Wilson have turned them from an afterthought to prime programming for Fox and ESPN, and added fire to rivalry with Rangers.Angels' trade for star slugger Albert Pujols and signing of pitcher C.J. Wilson have turned them from an afterthought to prime programming for Fox and ESPN, and added fire to rivalry...
Los Angeles Angels fans seem pleased that their team has signed slugger Albert Pujols, to the point that Pujols jerseys (and Angels season tickets) reportedly are flying off the shelves in the Greater Anaheim Area.
Meanwhile, back in Old Pujols Country, many in St. Louis feel upset and betrayed that El Hombre has taken his Phat Albert Machine to Orange County. There have been reports...