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The Mariners just got a mega dose of added pressure in their pursuit of Prince Fielder this morning with news from Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports (@TBrownYahoo) that the division rival Angels have inked free-agent Albert Pujols to a 10-year contract worth a reported $250 million. Just in case you were thinking the Angels might be too bat heavy now, they also have reportedly added pitcher C.J. Wilson to an already-decent starting rotation for five years, $75 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sportsline.
"It just makes it that much more difficult for everybody in our division,'' Zduriencik said of the stunning coup pulled off by the Angels on Pujols early today.
Indeed, the latest line from Bodog.com has the Angels now as 12/1 favorites to win the World Series with Pujols aboard compared to 22/1 before. This was also put out before the Wilson deal.
Pujols has been given 3/1 odds to win the AL MVP, while the over-under for the Angels' win total is now 87 1/2.
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Albert Pujols stunned the sports world by announcing he was signing with the Angels Thursday, accepting the 10-year $254 million deal they offered. He left behind St. Louis — a city, franchise, and fan base he proclaimed to love — to sign with a new team. It’s left the Cardinals community hurt, upset, and feeling [...]
Bra-freaking-vo. That, folks, is some serious comeuppance. The photo, courtesy of @Matt Sebek (by way of The Sports Hernia Blog). Sebek is understandably irate over Pujols signing with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and chose to express his frustrations by a little bit of subtle statue-defacing. I wholeheartedly applause his actions. He tweets: How about [...]
St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols swings, hitting a double in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 3, 2011. St. Louis won the game 6-4. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
To many, it was shocking that Albert Pujols decided to leave familiar territory in St. Louis and sign with the Angels on Thursday. But maybe even more shocking is the fact...
Joe FPujols has just signed a deal with the Los Angeles Angels for for $250-260 million over 10 years. Add in that no trade clause the Halo’s gave him and it’s [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
The Dominican slugger's baseball skills might draw more attention than his heritage after his decision to join the Angels. Pujols, however, could be labeled as a mercenary for leaving St. Louis.The Dominican slugger's baseball skills might draw more attention than his heritage after his decision to join the Angels.
Signing the highly prized free agent shows the Angels are ready to challenge for a World Series title and establish themselves as the baseball standard in Los Angeles.Snagging the highly prized free agent shows the Angels are ready to challenge for a World Series title and establish themselves as the baseball standard in Los Angeles.
And boom goes the dynamite.
The Angels made two big moves today, that will make them immediate contenders for not just a AL West title, but a World Series as well. Let’s take a look at how Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson shake up the fantasy world.
What about Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales?
This can’t be good news for Morales, who has been out for the better part of two seasons...
The Los Angeles Angels turned their own double play Thursday, adding free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson to a roster suddenly boosted by the acquisition of Albert Pujols. Wilson agreed to a five-year deal worth about $75 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Pujols and the Angels agreed at $254 million for 10 years, another person told the AP.
After grabbing Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and missing on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, Miami still has its eyes on the market.
Just mere minutes after landing the biggest free agent, in Albert Pujols, sources from LA are reporting CJ Wilson has verbally agreed to join him with the Los Angeles Angels.
Wilson, the ace on a Texas Rangers side that made 2 straight World Series, was apparently deciding between the Miami Marlins and LA. You have to expect the Pujols signing to have been...
The Miami Marlins empire is almost ready to rule. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Marlins signed former Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mark Buehrle to a 4 year, $58 million deal today.
But even though the Marlins signed Buehrle, they will not sign Albert Pujols. Dang, all the anticipation of the reported 10 year and an approximate $220 million deal the Marlins would give Pujols...
A ton of stuff to report.Albert Pujols is signing with the Angels for 10 years at $25 million + per year.Evidently the Vernon Wells contract isn't hampering them too much, as they are also reported to be signing CJ Wilson for 5 years, $75 million.Miami/Florida continued its busy offseason by signing Mark Buehrle to a 4 year, $58 million deal.In Toronto news, the Blue Jays DFA...