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Srgt. Hulka 12-08-2011 12:53 PM

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

By Greg Wilson and Olsen Ebright

| Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 | Updated 10:25 AM PST

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 $260 million.
Pujols led his team to a World Series title this past season, but his longtime manager, Tony LaRussa, announced his retirement and Pujols previous contract expired. At the beginning of the season, the Cardinals exercised a $16 million option, which allowed them to keep their star at a below-market rate for the season. But Pujols rejected a multiyear extension and broke off talks during the season.
The Angels' rookie general manager Jerry Dipoto pulled off the deal, but with Pujols set to turn 32 in January, the deal may last longer than his days as a productive player. He's actually coming off the worst season in his illustrious 11-year career, having failed to bat .300 or drive in 100 runs for the first time.
A sure Hall of Famer, Pujols has a lifetime batting average of .328 with 445 home runs and 1,329 runs batted in. He's been the National League's Most Valuable Player three times.

Angels Land Pujols with 10-Year, $250M Pact | NBC Los Angeles

All I can say is WOW!

saintfan 12-08-2011 03:42 PM


QBREES9 12-08-2011 11:15 PM

I wish i was a better Baseball player when i was a kid.

SmashMouth 12-10-2011 07:25 AM

He will never fullfill the life of the contract.

papz 12-10-2011 08:11 AM

They never do... but they were tired of getting beat by the Rangers. They also have one of the richest organizations in the league.

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