By Josh Kramer
Information in sports these days are at a premium. Between ESPN, Twitter, the thousands of blogs, and more, typically fans are more well-informed than they have ever been. There are not too many situations where the media is entirely off. Where something comes entirely out of left field (literally). It was St. Louis. Then it was Miami. Then it was St. Louis. Now it is Los Angeles (Anaheim)?
Albert Pujols, the best player in baseball, is taking his talents to Anaheim. And I for one am utterly shocked. I know many people are acting as if this is no major surprise. The Angels were in the hunt previously to obtain the “Machine.” This is no major shocker. And sure that is true, but who was “really” talking about the Angels reeling in the best player in the world?
Pujols has had an amazing career to this point. Possibly the greatest 11 seasons ever to begin an MLB career. This is a great move for the Angels, a team that was not that far out of the playoff hunt this past season (5 games out of the Wild Card). But 10 years, is quite the long-term deal for a player that is already 31-years-old. I guess the Angels already realize that this guy may need to become a DH in his late 30s. That is the beauty of the American League. Not to mention it sounds like CJ Wilson is jumping ship from Texas to the Angels. Talk about one of the greatest days in MLB history for one franchise.
Texas may have won the past two AL Pennants, but you better believe the Angels will be a major contender in 2012.
Albert Pujols has taken his amazing talents from the Midwest to the West coast.
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