Found December 08, 2011 on Batter's Box:
A ton of stuff to report.Albert Pujols is signing with the Angels for 10 years at $25 million + per year.Evidently the Vernon Wells contract isn't hampering them too much, as they are also reported to be signing CJ  Wilson for 5 years, $75 million.Miami/Florida continued its busy offseason by signing Mark Buehrle to a 4 year, $58 million deal.In Toronto news, the Blue Jays DFA'd Brian Jeroloman again in order to make room for Kelly Johnson, who accepted arbitration. The team also rumored to be involved in negotiations around Gio Gonzalez. (h/t @mlbtr)The Jays also didn't take or lose anyone in the Rule 5 Draft. More as it develops. Getting to the Jays first: Alex Anthopoulos indicated that he was happy no matter what Johnson decided; while he may have ultimately preferred the draft picks, Johnson is a strong candidate to bounce back in 2012, and figures to be a much better player than Luis Valbuena. He had a terrible 2011 and was still worth more than 2 fWAR, and he has ...

An open letter to Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols stunned the sports world by announcing he was signing with the Angels Thursday, accepting the 10-year $254 million deal they offered. He left behind St. Louis — a city, franchise, and fan base he proclaimed to love — to sign with a new team. It’s left the Cardinals community hurt, upset, and feeling [...]

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 [...]

Pujols rejects $275 million offer from Marlins to sign 10-year deal with Angels

St. Louis Cardinals Albert Pujols swings, hitting a double in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on September 3, 2011. St. Louis won the game 6-4. UPI/Bill Greenblatt To many, it was shocking that Albert Pujols decided to leave familiar territory in St. Louis and sign with the Angels on Thursday. But maybe even more shocking is the fact...

Ben Cherington Says Red Sox Had No Plans to Pursue Albert Pujols

DALLAS –– There were no plans for the Red Sox to partake in the Albert Pujols free-agent frenzy. With Adrian Gonzalez entrenched at first base, general manager Ben Cherington never needed to pursue the premier slugger. Still, from his vantage point, Cherington was impressed with the Angels' ability to land the coveted free agent. By also adding lefty pitcher C.J. Wilson,...

Albert Pujols probably won't energize L.A.'s Latino community

The Dominican slugger's baseball skills might draw more attention than his heritage after his decision to join the Angels. Pujols, however, could be labeled as a mercenary for leaving St. Louis.The Dominican slugger's baseball skills might draw more attention than his heritage after his decision to join the Angels.

Albert Pujols deal makes Angels important in L.A. and the AL

Signing the highly prized free agent shows the Angels are ready to challenge for a World Series title and establish themselves as the baseball standard in Los Angeles.Snagging the highly prized free agent shows the Angels are ready to challenge for a World Series title and establish themselves as the baseball standard in Los Angeles.

Fantasy Impact: Angels sign both Pujols, Wilson

And boom goes the dynamite. The Angels made two big moves today, that will make them immediate contenders for not just a AL West title, but a World Series as well. Let’s take a look at how Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson shake up the fantasy world. What about Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales? This can’t be good news for Morales, who has been out for the better part of two seasons...

Angels add LHP Wilson for 5 years, $75M (AP)

The Los Angeles Angels turned their own double play Thursday, adding free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson to a roster suddenly boosted by the acquisition of Albert Pujols. Wilson agreed to a five-year deal worth about $75 million, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Pujols and the Angels agreed at $254 million for 10 years, another person told the AP.

Pujols, Wilson say no; Miami Marlins still ‘cooking’

After grabbing Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and missing on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, Miami still has its eyes on the market.

Holy Angels – Los Angeles reportedly sign CJ Wilson

                Just mere minutes after landing the biggest free agent, in Albert Pujols, sources from LA are reporting CJ Wilson has verbally agreed to join him with the Los Angeles Angels. Wilson, the ace on a Texas Rangers side that made 2 straight World Series, was apparently deciding between the Miami Marlins and LA. You have to expect the Pujols signing to have been...
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