Found February 13, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday doesn't plan on forfeiting the upcoming season just because three-time MVP Albert Pujols decided to leave for the Los Angeles Angels in the offseason. As the Cardinals look to defend their World Series Championship, Holliday knows he and the rest of the team will just have to do a little bit more to make up for the nine-time All-Star's loss. "I think we all really have to step our games up and fill that void," Holliday said. "There's no one person we're asking to do that. Collectively I think we can do that and I still think we have a great team and a great chance to go where we want to go, which is back to the playoffs and back to the World Series. "I'm disappointed he's not coming back but we have to move on and we have lots of very good players and lots of good guys and I think we can do it." After a year in which he suffered a wrath of fluky injuries that included having to leave ...

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If the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are expecting Albert Pujols to lead them to exciting places, culminating in a loud, successful run through October, it is neither unreasonable nor unrealistic.

What to Expect in 2012: Albert Pujols

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Yadier Molina: He’s No Pujols

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Et Tu, Molina? (Pars Duo)

A few years ago I wrote a cautionary piece foretelling the eventual departure of one Yadier Molina — SUPREME JEFFY MANCRUSH — if the Cardinals somehow didn’t resign Albert Pujols to a long, career stabilizing contract. I wrote it flippantly, thinking this will never happen in real life. And then real life hit. Albert Pujols is gone and Yadi doesn’t seem to be as in love with...

Halo Headlines: Jerry Dipoto not eager to trade Bobby Abreu, the challenge of Albert Pujols switching leagues, Vernon Wells is in the best shape of his life

The February 14th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of ...

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The Cardinals' Albert Pujols and the Brewers' Prince Fielder not only changed teams, but both also found new homes in the American League.

AL experienced seismic shift by adding Pujols, Fielder

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Power shift to AL begins

Tim Lincecum thought about the seismic shifts of baseball's offseason, the ones that saw Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder migrate to the American League.
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