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Much has been said about Albert Pujols‘ addition to the Angels, and everybody knows that it was a risky move for Angels owner, Arte Moreno. Because Pujols will eventually decline, if it hasn't started yet, and having a 40-year old player earning more than $20 million sounds like a bad business decision. The best they can hope for is that Pujols' decline doesn't start anytime soon and that when it does, its not that steep.
Now, besides Pujols, the Angels added another everyday player to their team, catcher Chris Iannetta. His addition pretty much went unnoticed with all the hype generated after Pujols' and C.J. Wilson's signing this off season.
But given the team the Angels had in 2011, and forgetting about the truck full of money the Angels gave Pujols, or the start of the season he is having compared to Iannatta, who was a better fit for the Angels?
The answer is easy, but it might sound crazy to most of you. The best fit for the Angels was Iannetta, but why do ...
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I’m going to have to credit a Cardinals blog with the assist on this one.
Last week on the Jonah Keri podcast, ESPN’s Steve Berthiaume (whom we love) was the guest. He spoke about the Cincinnati Reds coming thisclose to acquiring former Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols:
“I think, think they (the Reds) were a lot closer to getting Albert Pujols than anybody knows or anybody...
Forgive the delayed podcast listening, but in last week’s Jonah Keri Grantland pod he had ESPN Baseball Tonight anchor Steve Berthiaume on to take a tour around the league after one week.
When the boys were talking about the Cincinnati Reds, Berthiaume dropped an interesting tidbit on Joey Votto’s recently signed 10 year 225 million dollar deal:
“I think, think...
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1. It has now been 48 plate appearances and the mighty Albert Pujols still has no home runs. In fact, he has just four runs...
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Albert Pujols is atop the GMs' list of Top 50 Major League Baseball Players. then Matt Kemp, Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander. CineSport's Noah Coslov and Sporting News' Stan McNeal discuss.
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The Angels are 3-6, which apparently means their season is already over and the sky is falling. Believe it or not, I think people might be overreacting just a teeny tiny bit. That's easy to say, of course, but it turns out that I can actually back that statement up too. I've good two very good reason why Angels fans should not panic and should, in fact, get excited...
ANAHEIM, CA The last time Kendrys Morales hit a homer of any consequence, it was a grand slam on May 29, 2010 that beat the Seattle Mariners 5-1 in ten innings. In the process, the Angels lost their best offensive weapon for the better part of two seasons.
Morales celebrated the walk-off slam by jumping on home plate, landing awkwardly and breaking his ankle in the process. Nearly...
The Angels are a much better team then they were last year. The team’s offseason additions of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson have caused many people to pick them as the favorites to win the World Series. However, the Angels have more holes than many people would think. Where the team is lacking the most is in its bullpen, which is one of the worst among teams expected to make the...
Opening Day has come and gone and the second weekend of this season is complete. So with the past few days offering a sneak peek into the 2012 season, it is now time to pass out grades for Vegas' favorite to win the World Series this season – the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Angels spent over 300 million dollars this offseason on free agents, trying to bolster their...
Well who would have guessed it, the Angels actually have a middle of the order, what a surprise. The day off did Kendrys wonders apparently, 3-4 with a HR and 4 RBI's makes you wonder if he's finally coming back around. I know one game is too soon to throw around claims that Kendrys is finally back to true Kendrys form again, but if he can keep raking throughout this home...
Kendrys Morales hit his first homer in nearly two years and drove in four runs, and Jered Weaver recorded his 1,000th career strikeout while pitching five-hit ball into the seventh inning of the Los Angeles Angels' 6-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night.
Morales followed his three-run homer in the first inning with an eighth-inning double to score Albert Pujols...
Despite Albert Pujols' departure and injuries to Lance Berkman and David Freese, the St. Louis Cardinals have gotten off to a fast start. That's due in part to Matt Carpenter and Kyle Lohse, and the duo may give their team a good opportunity to keep it going in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
Carpenter hopes to get the chance to follow a five-RBI performance...