Found February 09, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
There were a multitude of interesting contracts handed out this offseason, from big names like Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and Jose Reyes, to the mid-range starters like CJ Wilson and Mark Buerhle, to the lower level guys like Willie Bloomquist and Alex Gonzalez. Some of these contracts are going to affect their teams for more than just the 2012 season, though. Some will shape franchises for years to come. Here are five contracts signed this offseason that will shape their franchises past this season, in multiple ways. 1. Albert Pujols, Angels. 10 years, $240 million.The Pujols signing by the Angels does more than improve the team on the field, it absolutely transforms them off the field. Pujols is probably the biggest baseball star in LA now, and I'd wager that he's behind only Kobe Bryant on the hierarchy of LA athletes. In addition to the ten year contract, there is also a ten year contract for personal services for Pujols after his player contract expires. Not only i...
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