Posted December 8, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Angels sign Pujols to mega-deal!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Breaking News: The LA Angels signed 1B Albert Pujols to a 10-year deal worth $254 Million, this morning! The contract also includes a no-trade clause, which is what Pujols wanted so the team couldn’t trade him away later. Pujols, 31, had big offers from his former club (the defending champion St Louis Cardinals), and another undisclosed club. The Angels also picked up (former) Rangers starter C.J. Wilson, 31, on a five-year deal worth $77.5 Million! Pujols is one of the greatest hitters of all-time, averaging .328, 40 HR’s, and over 100 RBI’s a season for 11 years with the St Louis Cardinals. He is also a three-time MVP, and batted three HR’s in a World Series game last year to join the likes of Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson. Yankees GM Brian Cashman says “Wow!” to the Pujols contract. Check it out!

“I just said, ‘Wow,'” Cashman said.

“He is obviously one of the greatest who has played,” Cashman said of Pujols“He makes everyone significantly better. If he played for anybody, he would make them all significantly better. I don’t know him personally, but I see what he does with that and it is Montero-like.

“I always try to somehow promote the Yankees,” Cashman added.

“They touched based with me, but I said, ‘No,'” Cashman said. “I gave a nice respectful no. We have made our commitments. … Even though you could say he could fit on anybody’s club, realistically, our money is spent in those directions. How do you add that with our commitments? How do you add that? You just can’t. It is not feasible.

“They just checked in. … But even Dan Lozano recognized [Mark] Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Montero. There is no vacancy here.” – espn