Wow, hang onto your checkbooks, the Los Angeles Angels have just agreed to a deal with Albert Pujols that is worth a reported ten years and $250-260MM according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause.
Pujols, 32, was drafted by the Cardinals in 1999 and it’s been the only team he’s known during his tremendous 11 year career which includes a Rookie of the Year award and three MVP awards. According to MLBTR, Pujols ranked no worse than ninth in the MVP voting in every season of his career and has averaged 155 games per season.
Pujols led the St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series title this fall — his second with the team.
That’s not all…
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Angels have also completed a deal with free agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson.
It’s a five-year, $77.5MM contract, according to ESPN’s Karl Ravech.
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Albert Pujols will probably get more than the Mets payroll combined for the next four years.