Found December 09, 2011 on 85% Sports:
CARDINALS SELECT ERIK KOMATSU IN THE MLB RULE 5 DRAFT; OUTFIELDER WAS BREWERS 2010 MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR DALLAS, Texas., December 8, 2011 –The St. Louis Cardinals selected outfielder Erik Komatsu from the Washington Nationals’ Syracuse affiliate in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft today. Komatsu (ko-MAHT-su), 24, split the 2011 season between Double-A affiliates of the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals batting .277 with seven home runs, 48 RBI and 21 stolen bases. The 5-foot-10, 175 lb., right-handed hitting prospect was originally drafted by the Brewers in the eighth round of the 2008 first-year player draft out of Cal-State Fullerton. He has a career minor league batting average of .302 compiled over four seasons covering 348 games and 1298 at bats. Komatsu had a breakout season in 2010 as the Brewers’ Minor League Player of the Year, batting .323 with five home runs, 63 RBI and 28 stolen bases in 130 games at Class-A Brevard County of the Florida...

St. Louis Woman Sets Fire to Albert Pujols Jersey in Her Bathrobe

This woman has more serious issues than being sad about Albert Pujols leaving her beloved St. Louis Cardinals for sunnier skies and millions of dollars this morning. According to her camera-wielding son, it was 9:48am on a Thursday and she was still in her bathrobe. Get your life together, lady.

Man sticks wad of gum on Albert Pujols statue

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 [...]

View from St. Louis: Cardinals got Albert Pujols' best years

Pujols had a chance to go down as a St. Louis immortal, alongside Musial and Gibson, but he went for the money. His decline will be the Angels' problem.ST. LOUIS — Albert Pujols is an Angel now, and it doesn't make him the devil. Sorry, but I don't have it in me to rage and rant against Pujols, the Angels or the Cardinals.

Commish on the news

Rick Hummel had two very good articles on the news today.The first was Bob Gibson and Whitey Herzog's reactions to Pujols' leaving for Anaheim.Bob Gibson, the Cardinals' Hall-of-Fame pitcher, said today he would have liked to have seen Albert Pujols stay in St.Louis, but with the kind of money being offered, it's hard to turn down the kind of offer that the Angels...

After difficult day, Cards focused on moving on

Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak called Thursday, officially the end to the Albert Pujols era of Cardinals baseball, "a disappointing day."

Move over LeBron. Albert Pujols: Villain?

SCOTT JACOBS In the wake of Albert Pujols STUNNING defection to the Angels, a thought immediately popped into my head: Did Albert Pujols just become a bigger social pariah then LeBron James?  Did the beloved iconic slugger just tarnish his ’sterling’ reputation by bolting the only franchise he’s ever known for sunny skies and warmer weather?  And o yeah, lots and lots of...

Angels land Pujols with $254M deal

DALLAS (AP) -- Albert Pujols could have been a wealthy Cardinal for life, planning for the day his statue would be erected outside Busch Stadium next to those of Stan Musial, Bob Gibson and the other St. Louis greats.

Sources: Angels, third team join Pujols talks

For four days, the parade of bidders has traipsed through the winter meetings hotel suite of Albert Pujols' agent, Dan Lozano. But when the meetings end Thursday, it's now clear that Pujols' negotiations will be far from over, sources told

How much is former Cardinal, new Angel Pujols really worth?

Lunch Special: The Angels will be paying Albert Pujols $144,508.67 per hit.

AP Source: Pujols to the Angels

DALLAS (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says that three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the deal had not been announced.Pujols, who led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World ...
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