Originally written January 24, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
LOS ANGELES Angels owner Arte Moreno, who shocked the baseball world this off-season by signing star players Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson to long-term free agent contracts on the same day, will be presented the prestigious 2011 Sports Executive of the Year award during the seventh annual LA Sports Awards, presented by AT&T U-verse on March 15 at Club Nokia at L.A. Live. The LA Sports Awards are presented by the Los Angeles Sports Council to celebrate the greatest moments of the year in sports in the Los AngelesOrange County area. Ever since he purchased the Angels from The Walt Disney Co. in 2003, Moreno has ingratiated himself with Southern California baseball fans, fast becoming one of the most influential and respected owners in professional sports. In December, he landed the two top prized free agents on the market, signing a 10-year deal with first baseman Pujols for the second-biggest contract in baseball history and a five-year deal with starting pitcher Wilson. Pujol...
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