Found December 08, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
With the Angels acquisition of Albert Pujols along with the presence of Bobby Abreu at DH and Kendrys Morales on the mend, Rookie of the Year runner up, Mark Trumbo, doesn’t seem to have a place to play. And, no, he’s not a legitimate option at third base. According to Baseball Reference, Trumbo did not play a single game at third base in the minors and he only played a total of 33 games in the outfield. Besides, Alberto Callaspo more than held his own their last season (3.6 fWAR and very positive defensive metrics). Even if Trumbo could play a passable left field, the Angels are set with Hunter in right, Peter Bourjos in center and Vernon Wells in left, not to mention super prospect Mike Trout ready to jump in. While GM Jerry Dipoto has stated that the team is likely done making moves, there are sure to be teams calling about Trumbo, who posted a .768 OPS with 29 home runs at age 25. What possible trade partners are out there for the Angels? Athletics – The first rumor that m...

Angels shift power balance in AL

Well, that didn't last long, did it? Cardinals fans barely had a month to enjoy their world championship before the euphoria came to an abrupt end. Tony La Russa's surprise retirement was one thing, but Albert Pujols' stunning defection to the Angels underscored how fleeting baseball's prosperity can be. Just like that, the Cardinals are down, and for now, so are...

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 [...]

Halos' Saturday news conference to air live

Let the Albert Pujols era begin. The Angels will officially introduce Pujols and fellow free-agent acquisition C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium in a Saturday morning news conference that is scheduled to air live on and beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT.

2011 Angels Prospects Countdown #5: Nick Maronde

Up next in the MWaH/LAAI Top 30 Angels Prospect Countdown the Angels promising draft class keeps on giving, this time with a dynamic lefty by the name of Nick Maronde. Nick MarondePosition: Pitcher  Level: Rookie (3rd round pick this year)Bats: Both Throws: Left  Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 lbs.Age: 22  Born: September 5, 1989 2011 Season Stats: 5-0, 46.1 IP, 2.14 ERA...

Cloud Nine: Angels sign LHP Wilson to five-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels continued their spending spree on Thursday by signing lefthander C.J. Wilson to a five-year, $77.5 million contract. Shortly after inking three-time National League MVP Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $250 million deal, the Angels also locked up what many consider the top available pitcher in free agency. In his second full season as a starter, Wilson posted...

Source: C.J. Wilson, Angels reach 5-year deal

DALLAS (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Angels have made another big splash, agreeing to a deal with free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson. The lefty's five-year contract is worth around 75 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because it had not been announced. Earlier in the day, the Angels and slugger...

The Los Angeles Angels sign 1B Albert Pujols

The Angels have signed 31-year old righty swinging 1B Albert Pujols to a 10-year, $254 million dollar deal. Pujols played in 147 games for the Cardinals last year and he was 173 of 579 (.299 avg, .906 OPS) with 105 runs scored, 37 homers, 99 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,705 games in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 2,073 of 6,312 (.328 avg, 1.037 OPS...

Albert Pujols reportedly agrees to 10-year deal with Los Angeles Angels

Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols has agreed to a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday.

Angels Land Pujols with 10-Year, $250M Pact

The Los Angeles Angels swooped in to win the Albert Pujols sweepstakes with a quarter-billion dollar offer the superstar slugger just could not refuse. With his old team the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Marlins engaged in a bidding war for the first baseman's services, the Angels appear to have blown everyone out of the water with a 10-year offer that may be as much as...

At least, St. Louis beats Anaheim in something; Blues defeat Ducks

ST. LOUIS - Earlier in the day, the city of Anaheim, Calif., captured Albert Pujols right out from under the Cardinals'...

Albert Pujols being aggressively pursued by Angels

The Angels, perhaps sensing they are about to lose free-agent pitcher C.J. Wilson to the Miami Marlins, jumped head-first into the bidding for slugger Albert Pujols on Wednesday night, according to two people who are familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak about them publicly.
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