Found December 10, 2011 on
NY Daily News:
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.
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DALLAS With Albert Pujols on his way to Anaheim, the St. Louis Cardinals now have the clarity they seeked to move on with their offseason plans.
The Cardinals obviously wanted to retain Pujols if at all possible but hoped for a quick resolution one way or another so they wouldn't lose on possible alternatives if he decided to sign elsewhere.
The shock and disappointment of...
DALLAS –– There were no plans for the Red Sox to partake in the Albert Pujols free-agent frenzy. With Adrian Gonzalez entrenched at first base, general manager Ben Cherington never needed to pursue the premier slugger. Still, from his vantage point, Cherington was impressed with the Angels' ability to land the coveted free agent. By also adding lefty pitcher C.J. Wilson,...
It's a great day for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Yes, Albert Pujols is an eminent player. Yes, Cardinals fans feel heartsick right now. Yes, a unique opportunity in baseball history -- the chance for Pujols to succeed Stan Musial as the Cardinals' franchise icon -- has been lost forever.
In the immediate aftermath of this morning's bulletin -- Pujols to the Angels for...
The recently signed slugger is introduced to the media and 5,000 fans on Saturday at Angel Stadium.The recently signed slugger is introduced to the media and 5,000 fans on Saturday at Angel Stadium.
SportsTalk: Why did the Angels sign Albert Pujols? In addition to how much better he makes the lineup, he also could help the Angels take the LA market by force, and increase their already healthy television revenues. (NBC Sports)
In another decade or so, when Stan Musial would be 100 and
Albert Pujols 40, the comparisons really could have begun.