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Can’t imagine Logan Morrison rejoiced at the news the Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols instead of the Marlins. He must have at least allowed himself a subtle smile.
Had Pujols somehow landed with the Marlins, chances are it would have been him and not Morrison that would be the first player in franchise history to wear No. 5. Through his Twitter account Saturday, Morrison revealed he’ll don No. 5, which the franchise retired before the inaugural season to honor Carl Barger. The first team president in club history, Barger died of an aneurysm during the 1992 Winter Meetings. They chose to retire No. 5 in Barger’s memory because his favorite player was Joe DiMaggio.
The number has significance to Morrison as well. George Brett was his father’s favorite player. Tom Morrison, who died of lung cancer after the 2010 season, encouraged his son to model his game after Brett’s, Logan said in Tweet.
He added: “I understand what an honor it is 2 have a # unretired. I want 2 thank Mr. Lo...
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The Florida Marlins have announced that they will allow Logan Morrison to wear No. 5, which was previously retired in honor of the late Carl Barger, the team's first president.
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...
BREAKING NEWS: Yadier Molina is not Albert Pujols. The catcher for the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals is entering the final year of his current contract, and, unless extended will become a free agent once the upcoming season ends. And that’s about where the similarities between the redbirds’ catcher, and their former first baseman end.
Molina, 29, has garnered some attention...
The Angels' new slugger was impressive even in high school, but somehow there were 401 players drafted ahead of him.Reporting from Kansas City, Mo. — It's hard to fathom the trajectory of a ball hit from home plate at Liberty High to an air-conditioning unit on the roof of a two-story building behind the left-center field fence.
The slugging first baseman's key numbers have dropped almost across the board for two consecutive years. The Angels, of course, hope that trend is reversible.Diminishing returns
Do you remember the days when trading card companies employed the "paint job" to update a player's team following a trade?
OK, I suppose that I showed my age with that one in the age of digital photography. I can take the rumor-mongering of the blogosphere and speculation about deadline deals and create new looks for players in an instant. Fortunately, I don't...
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...
For the first time in his 12-year professional career, Molina
walked into Roger Dean Stadium last week knowing Pujols wouldn't be
SportsTalk: Albert Pujols signs with the Angels and Prince Fielder joins the Tigers. Which team is better now? (NBC Sports)
The Cardinals' Albert Pujols and the Brewers' Prince Fielder not only changed teams, but both also found new homes in the American League.
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.