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.