Thursday, December 8, 2011

Whoa!!!! The Angels Land The Granddaddy Of Them All!

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Well fellow baseball fans, the unthinkable has happened. According to the AP, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have dug into their deep pockets and landed the "granddaddy of them all". No, not the Rose Bowl, the free agent-granddaddy of them all-- Albert Pujols.

Wow!

I could have sworn for the life of me that Pujols, especially after winning such a dramatic World Series, was going to be a St. Louis Cardinal for life. Oh well, shows how much I know.

The deal is reportedly for 10 years, $250 million, which has many people asking-- will the Angels suffer from buyer's remorse toward the end of this deal when age starts catching up to Pujols? At 31, Pujols still has a few rock solid years left but once he gets into, let's say, A-Rod's age group, will he be more of a liability than an asset, like the Yankees are experiencing right now with the aging A-Rod? Only time will tell.

The Angels also snatch the best free-agent pitcher on the market, C.J. Wilson, for 5 years, $75 million, so there is no doubt the Angels mean business. On paper they (now) look like a force to be reckoned with but as baseball has always proven (especially in recent years)-- we still have to play the games. Let's not put the Angels in the World Series just yet.

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