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Albert Pujols is going to get a ton of money from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the course of his new 10-year deal with the team. Much of that money, however, will come toward the back end of the deal.'s Jerry Crasnick reports that the new Angels first baseman's contract is backloaded. That was done, in part, to help the Halos sign free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson to a deal as well. Crasnick reports that Pujols, who will make more than $250 million over the course of his decade-long career, will get "only" $12 million in the first...

With Pujols gone, who can win the NL Central?

With 1B Albert Pujols moving to the American League, a power shift unlike any in recent memory in baseball has taken place. The game’s biggest star and possibly most complete hitter of all time is now playing for the Los Angeles Angels, and suddenly the complexion of the NL Central looks very different. Now Cardinals LF Matt Holliday has no protection and the team has a completely...

Sources: Pujols altered deal to help land Wilson

Albert Pujols made some accommodations to help his new club land another prize catch this winter.

Cardinals' Top 12 questions for 2012

Despite manager Tony La Russa retiring and slugger Albert Pujols moving on to the Anaheim Angels, the St. Louis Cardinals will soon begin their request to repeat as World Champions. But following a historic and improbable season that landed the Cardinals with their 11th World Series title, the Cardinals face several key questions as they had into 2012. Here's a look at 12 pressing...

Cardinals' top offensive performances of 2011

The Cardinals' improbable run to the 2011 World Series Championship featured an unforgettable regular season filled with highlights, lowlights and everything in between. Before we move into 2012, here's a final look at the Cardinals' Top 11 offensive performances of the 2011 season: No. 11 - Skip Schumaker - June 19 vs. Kansas City: Schumaker entered as a pinch-hitter...

Angels Notes: Madson, Pujols, Morales, Trumbo

Going forward, Angels owner Arte Moreno has made it clear that he wants to leave baseball decisions up to the baseball department as opposed to manager Mike Scioscia.  Here's a look at what the Halos might do next.. The Angels are considering free agent closer Ryan Madson, tweets Jon Heyman of  However, in order to stay under the cap, the club would likely...

Sox-Yankee Detente

An uneasy truce prevails. The Red Sox are probably hoarding cash. Could the Yankees be doing the same?The Yankees didn't even look at Albert Pujols, and they just glanced at Carlos Beltran. There is that relatively new stadium to pay for, I suppose.If I were the Sox, I'd keep close watch on the Matt Garza talks. My gut is that the Yankees would have signed Garza earlier...

Fan Vote: The Top Story in the 2011 World of Sports Was ____________ ?

The last post of 2011. It was a good year here at Unathletic. It was an even better year in the world of sports. We’re going to give this one to the fans today. What was the top story in sports in 2011? Special thanks to all of our loyal fans for sticking with us. We here at Unathletic promise to keep getting better and to continue to provide you with the good, the bad, the funny...

ESPN's Olney: Rangers' Rotation is Fine

With all the uproar over the Texas Rangers losing C.J. Wilson to the rival Los Angeles Angels at the Winter Meetings, and then the excitement over the Rangers winning the right to negotiate with Japanese star Yu Darvish, there are some questions to be answered about the Rangers' starting rotation heading into the 2012 season as the two-time defending American League champs. At...
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