Found January 18, 2012 on
I know being in a division the defending A.L. champions and the team that just got Albert Pujols can drive a team to do drastic things. But this is over the top.If the Seattle Mariners really wanted to reunite people, they could have tried Loggins and Messina. Or the cast of Cheers. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, for crying out loud! But these two? These are the two you want to bring together? The Meatball Twins from Game 7 of the 2006 National League Series of Death? I realize that replacing Michael Pineda after trading him to the Yankees (thanks a lot for that, by the way) is a tough task. But trust me when I tell you that these two okeydokes are not the answer.Eight days after re-acquiring Aaron Heilman by signing him to a minor league deal, the Mariners shocked the baseball world (okay, me and a few other people) by inviting Oliver Perez to spring training. Signing Heilman is useless enough ... guy hasn't thrown a good pitch since that beauty he threw right before crushing ...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Angels announced their promotion schedule on Wednesday, one that will include the giveaway of a bobblehead doll in the likeness of new first baseman Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols and the Angels will help get another season of ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball Presented By Taco Bell" warmed up when they visit the New York Yankees on April 15.
1. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
2. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Cabrera is the second most consistent first baseman in baseball.
3. Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox
Gonzalez led all MLB first basemen with 630 AB in 2011. With that many ABs and the players surrounding him, you can’t help but get giddy about Gonzo.
4. Joey Votto...
Whether you were devastated, relieved, or somewhere in between when Albert Pujols rejected a reported $210 million, 10-year contract offer from team president, Bill Dewitt, and GM John Mozeliak, the fact remains that the departure of the St. Louis Cardinals’ long-time first basement gives the front office a lot more payroll flexibility moving forward.
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First, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made a big bet in the AL West, signing not only free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols, but also left-handed starter C.J. Wilson, the Opening Day starter last season for the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers.
Then the Rangers raised the ante, landing Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish, amid speculation that they well could wind up...
Less than a month after seeing division rivals the Angels sweep up both C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols, the Rangers did the expected and signed Japanese import free agent Yu Darvish. After a record 51.7 million dollar bid to even negotiate, the deal reportedly comes out as 6 years and 60 million dollars..Darvish, strengthens a rotation already including promising...
ESPN is releasing the first half of its Sunday Night Baseball schedule today, and just like last year, the Brewers are being shut out of the national showcase to start the season.The list of games ESPN announced:
4/8 - White Sox at Rangers4/15 - Angels at Yankees4/22 - Yankees at Red Sox4/29 - Rays at Rangers5/6 - Phillies at Nationals5/13 - Angels at Rangers5/20 - Cardinals at...
After the Angels acquired Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, all wondered what the Rangers would do to counter those moves. The question was answered on Wednesday with Texas' deadline-beating deal with Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish.
White House Turns Red
(As in Cardinal Red, folks.)
Talk about a “Super Tuesday” — this week members of the 2011 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals met with President and First Lady Obama at the White House. Notably absent were Adam Wainwright, Albert Pujols and Tony LaRussa, perhaps following Yadier Molina’s example just a couple of days earlier, as he skipped the Winter...
Two familiar faces were missing when the St. Louis Cardinals paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Former manager Tony La Russa and long-time Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols were not in attendance as President Barack Obama and the first lady welcomed the reigning World Series champions.
La Russa retired shortly after St. Louis topped the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the World...