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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Albert Pujols has hit soaring fly balls that died on the warning track. He has hit several liners deep into the gaps, and he produced a smoking drive that barely caught the top of the left-field wall.
Yet during his 16 games with the Los Angeles Angels, the $240 million slugger still hasn't cleared a fence.
Pujols' debut month hasn't met lofty expectations, but he's only one reason the Angels' high-priced roster is off to a perplexing start.
Los Angeles is 6-10 after losing Sunday's finale of a seven-game homestand, already falling seven games behind Texas in the AL West.
While Pujols waits for his first AL homer, Torii Hunter and their teammates aren't helping much. The vaunted starting rotation also has stumbled, and the bullpen has been terrible.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.--Throughout spring training, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols downplayed speculation that it might be difficult to adjust to a new league and a new set of pitchers after spending his first 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals.
All the National League pitchers were new to Pujols when he broke into the big leagues in 2001, Pujols reasoned, and that wasnt...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Albert Pujols stood in the on-deck circle Sunday afternoon waiting for one last chance to bat. It never came.
Maybe that's a good thing. The Angels could have used a home run or two, but that's one area where Pujols has yet to deliver.
He will -- and sooner or later, the Angels will muscle up as everyone expects them to. But 16 games into the season, with...
The Anaheim Angels right now are one atrocious MLB Baseball team. As far as I see it we can blame it all on Albert Pujols. They have no setup pitchers, aging talent everywhere, and some massive bum named Vernon Wells. Lets not get it twisted, Vernon Wells is much worse than Pujols its just Pujols makes $25 Million a year…..wait Wells makes $14 Million. Well at least Mike Scioscia...
In a press conference at the Winter Meetings, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto was asked why Albert Pujols was worth a long-term deal when so many other stars have disappointed. Here’s Dipoto:
I'll say this, that in regard to the evolution of a hitter, as hitters begin to age, into their 30s, to whatever point you can project, there's a certain quality or trait in a hitter...
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Albert Pujols claims he's not concerned with his numbers. The Los Angeles Angels' record won't give him much comfort, either.
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The April 23rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
The Rays aren't taking Albert Pujols lightly despite his season-opening slump, Godzilla is soon to join the franchise on a minor league deal, Desmond Jennings and his bat are starting to heat up and former NBA center Matt Geiger is contrite for interfering with a ball in play on Sunday. All of that and more in today's edition of Rays Roundup.
The April 24th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...
As the Angels have struggled to a 6-10 start this season, very little has gone according to their preseason plan.
But Albert Pujols, without a home run in the first 16 games and 65 at-bats) is not likely to go all season without one. Nor is the Angels' rotation likely to be as inconsistent as it has been through the early weeks of the season.
The bullpen issues that have trailed...
Albert Pujols looks to connect for his first home run of 2012 against the Rays this week
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Brian Waller, AngelsWin.com Columnist
The Angels are coming off of their first series
win of 2012 as they beat...
Listen, I know that it is still very early in the MLB season, but I have to say this and this still stand for the rest of the season. We saw the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim go pick Albert Pujols and sign him to a 10-year deal. We saw the Detroit Tigers get Prince Fielder and sign him to a 9-year deal. These moves, along with a few others, had people talking about the Angels and...
While the Los Angeles Angels had a mostly successful weekend, it was a miserable three days at the plate for Albert Pujols.
The slugger will try again to get on track when the Angels open a three-game road series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Los Angeles took two of three from Baltimore over the weekend, though it couldn't complete the sweep Sunday, losing 3...