Pujols is going to the Angels

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12/8/2011 8:16 AM

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12/8/2011 8:17 AM

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The Los Angeles Angels shocked the baseball world Thursday morning, reaching agreement with free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols on a 10-year contract that will be worth between $250 million and $260 million, according to a major league source.

And the Angels might not be finished yet.

They remain the front-runner to sign free-agent left-hander C.J. Wilson, who is “more likely than not” to reach a five-year deal with Los Angeles, another source said.

The Cardinals and a third, unspecified club also bid for Pujols. The Angels did not enter the sweepstakes until late Tuesday night. Approximately 36 hours later, they signed one of the great hitters in major league history.

Pujols, 31, will receive a full no-trade clause — something the Miami Marlins did not offer before their pursuit of him ended on Wednesday. His contract likely will be the second-highest in major league history, behind Alex Rodriguez’s 10-year, $275 million deal.

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12/8/2011 8:23 AM

over-paid and over-priced. Price Fielder and Ryan Howard can do just as much for a team at 1st base.

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12/8/2011 8:27 AM

Void was the only one who would care. Peace be with you Void Main wherever you are.

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12/8/2011 10:18 AM

What a waste of money. He's going to decline year after year.

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12/8/2011 10:33 AM

Flatliner wrote:

What a waste of money. He's going to decline year after year.

X2...he turns 32 in January.

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12/8/2011 2:57 PM

Flatliner wrote:

What a waste of money. He's going to decline year after year.

SethGator wrote:

X2...he turns 32 in January.

Many think he is actually older than that.

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12/8/2011 10:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/8/2011 11:09 PM

SethGator wrote:

over-paid and over-priced. Price Fielder and Ryan Howard can do just as much for a team at 1st base.

Howard and Fielder can't do what Albert can, he is in a different class.

PS- Howard will earn 400k less than Albert per season with RAPIDLY declining numbers, his deal was widely known in baseball as a big overpayment (5 yrs/$125mm). He is 32.

Prince will get similar money.

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12/8/2011 11:02 PM

Flatliner wrote:

What a waste of money. He's going to decline year after year.

Just as all ballplayers do after the age of 27, but when you start with a career 1.037 OPS there's a long way to decline to average.

Impacts on ticket sales, TV deals, and merch, will pay for his deal well before his decline. The Angels could DFA him with years remaining and will come out ahead.

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12/8/2011 11:20 PM

Good for the Angels...Texas still looms.

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Go for it! Don't let a little thing like fear, or common sense hold you back.

12/9/2011 6:23 AM

zjbell wrote:

Howard and Fielder can't do what Albert can, he is in a different class.

PS- Howard will earn 400k less than Albert per ...more

Right wassat

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12/9/2011 6:25 AM

We all know that professional athletes are overpaid...that argument is tired...

Relative to his production and marketing potential...it is probably a good deal for all parties.

Albert is only half way through his career and is already a 1st ballot hall of famer. He is the best hitter in baseball right now, and possibly ever. His "down" year last year was better than most pro baseball players can ever dream of having.

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Yes, I know....guacamole is extra.

12/9/2011 6:29 AM

zjbell wrote:

Howard and Fielder can't do what Albert can, he is in a different class.

PS- Howard will earn 400k less than Albert per ...more

I don't see Prince getting similar money...

Howard ended the season with a torn achiles...how his body recovers from that will have a large impact on his future value.

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Yes, I know....guacamole is extra.

12/9/2011 6:30 AM

SEEMEFIRST wrote:

Good for the Angels...Texas still looms.

If Rangers meet up with Angels in the ALCS...hopefully CJ will pitch twice!

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Yes, I know....guacamole is extra.

12/9/2011 8:42 AM

SethGator wrote:

over-paid and over-priced. Price Fielder and Ryan Howard can do just as much for a team at 1st base.

zjbell wrote:

Howard and Fielder can't do what Albert can, he is in a different class.

PS- Howard will earn 400k less than Albert per ...more

SethGator wrote:

Right wassat

I know I am.

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12/9/2011 8:46 AM

zjbell wrote:

I know I am.

the difference is that Howard and the Phillies will win another WS before Pujols and the Angels will even win an AL pennant.

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12/9/2011 8:46 AM

SEEMEFIRST wrote:

Good for the Angels...Texas still looms.

bsm121 wrote:

If Rangers meet up with Angels in the ALCS...hopefully CJ will pitch twice!

He might pitch twice out of the pen...........

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12/9/2011 8:52 AM

SethGator wrote:

Right wassat

zjbell wrote:

I know I am.

SethGator wrote:

the difference is that Howard and the Phillies will win another WS before Pujols and the Angels will even win an AL pennant.

The difference is that you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.

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12/9/2011 9:06 AM

zjbell wrote:

The difference is that you have no fucking clue what you're talking about.

explain to me how the fuck the Angels are supposed to get through the Rangers, Yankees, Sox, Rays and Tigers to win a pennant dumbass?

the Phils just picked up Papelbon and have the sickest pitching rotation in baseball, along with the aforementioned Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Shane Victorino.

what the fuck do the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have besides a fucked up name and Mike Scosia.

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12/9/2011 9:22 AM

SethGator wrote:

over-paid and over-priced. Price Fielder and Ryan Howard can do just as much for a team at 1st base.

Back to your original claim.

Howard has a popped achillies, Fielder is fat and has never put up numbers near Alberts WORST year and they will all make virtually the same annual salary.

You have no fucking clue bro. I'll own your ass all day long, come at me.

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12/9/2011 9:30 AM

zjbell wrote:

Back to your original claim.

Howard has a popped achillies, Fielder is fat and has never put up numbers near Alberts WORST ...more

hey earth to dumb motherfucker...the Prince talk was yesterday, today's topic was/is (at least on my part) which team would win a WS first Howard's Phillies or Pujols' Angels...not if Howard was better than Pujols. note, not once did I ever say that Prince Fielder or Ryan Howard was better than Albert Pujols, but try again.

best part is I dont even like baseball, but can tell you are a big fan of Los Angeles second team, you a big Clippers fan as well?

"come at me bro"...with shit that is actually relevant. 9:30pst...sick from school today?

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12/9/2011 9:32 AM

"the difference is that Howard and the Phillies will win another WS before Pujols and the Angels will even win an AL pennant."

MY "original claim" -Bro. do yourself a favor and go grab your dickies and flat-bill and get some fresh air.

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12/9/2011 9:33 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/9/2011 9:33 AM

"over-paid and over-priced. Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard can do just as much for a team at 1st base."

MY "original claim" from yesterday.

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12/9/2011 10:59 AM

3 replies to one post. Consider yourself owned.

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12/9/2011 11:41 AM

zjbell wrote:

3 replies to one post. Consider yourself owned.

not really, just thought that you were a high-functioning retard. wanted to make it clear as possible, apparently I failed. but that's what I get for trying to explain something to someone who is retarded.

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12/9/2011 11:42 AM

its like talking to a child, only harder.

oh shit, two replies to one post...I guess I just got owned. so do you like owning guys or something?

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12/9/2011 11:57 AM

SEEMEFIRST wrote:

Good for the Angels...Texas still looms.

bsm121 wrote:

If Rangers meet up with Angels in the ALCS...hopefully CJ will pitch twice!

zjbell wrote:

He might pitch twice out of the pen...........

i know...just wishful thinking.

i figured his October bust would cost him millions...not so much wink

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Yes, I know....guacamole is extra.

12/9/2011 12:39 PM

Damn, I caught me a gator!

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