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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1163 times:

On paper,The Los Angeles Angels have just bought themselves a playoff berth in 2012.Angels owner Art Moreno open his wallet to land two big free agent prizes.

Albert Pujols comes from the Cards for 250m for 10 years.
C.J.Wilson comes over from Texas for 5 years@ 77.5m.

I applaud Moreno for rewarding us Angels fans for supporting the team.At one time,the Angels had a horrible attendance at the Big A.The Angles couldn't give away tickets(almost) to have people come out to the park.Now in the 21st century the stadium is filled up.

If I still have reservations about the team it would the bullpen that really beat us this year.But overall,I'm stoked because in the past, you could forget about the Angels landed the big first line free agents.

Moreno also knows the cross town Dodgers are having terrible time,sadly, but it's business,and he is trying to pick up some fans.

[Edited 2011-12-08 11:56:56]


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15503 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Thread starter):
Albert Pujols comes from the Cards for 250m for 10 years.

That deal is going to become toxic. Too long. They will have to win now, because that contract will become an albatross in the second half of the deal. Thirty-somethings don't have help to get better anymore.



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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

I know Albert Pujols is very good, but why would any team give him a 10 year contract? He is 31 years old now. He is not the bionic man, his body WILL start to break down soon.


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User currently offlinedragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3966 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Oh and before today I thought Miami could call themselves the Yankees for this year.


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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2436 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

Moreno seems like a pretty good owner from this distance (Seattle) - certainly better than the group of clowns running the hapless Mariners. At least we'll get to see Pujols plenty since we're in the same division.

I wouldn't buy my World Series tickets just yet though - remember the Eagles looked like the "dream team" in the NFL pre-season and we know how that turned out. See also: Miami Heat


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 2):
I know Albert Pujols is very good, but why would any team give him a 10 year contract? He is 31 years old now. He is not the bionic man, his body WILL start to break down soon.

Because having six years of Albert Pujols and four years of a mediocre player is better than no years of Albert Pujols. If you really want a big-time guy, you have to accept that you're going to have a few years at the back of the contract that won't be worth it, and hope that the years at the front can make it all balance out.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 3):
Oh and before today I thought Miami could call themselves the Yankees for this year.

People like to hate on the Yankees for buying World Series wins, but nothing comes close to what the Marlins pulled in 1997. I'd expect this time around to be similar if they should manage to win one.

-Mir



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7006 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Thread starter):
Albert Pujols comes from the Cards for 250m for 10 years.

Crazy that he is getting 10 years, but the first 4-5 years will probably be worth it.

Quoting PSA53 (Thread starter):
C.J.Wilson comes over from Texas for 5 years@ 77.5m.

Gread deal here! Was really hoping the Marlins could land him too.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 4):
See also: Miami Heat

See also: They made the NBA finals.

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 3):
Oh and before today I thought Miami could call themselves the Yankees for this year.

I am very happy with their three good pickups, If the Marlins stay healthy they have to be one of the top favorites in the NL.



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User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1008 times:

Quoting PSA53 (Thread starter):
Albert Pujols comes from the Cards for 250m for 10 years.
C.J.Wilson comes over from Texas for 5 years@ 77.5m.

Enjoy being broke. Pujols still has two good years of first base in him, then he'll be the DH. And you can have CJ yes he has great numbers but if and I do mean if the Angels can beat the Rangers for the west title, he will completly blow it in the playoffs. I don't see the Angels winning the division. The Rangers have only lost CJ and will still be the dominant team in the AL west. Two good players, decent starting pitching and mediocre players don't make a great team. It takes years to make a great team. The Rangers have spend four years building the team they are now and it's worked out pretty well. They haven't overpaid for anyone, made smart trades, and developed young talent.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 4):
wouldn't buy my World Series tickets just yet though - remember the Eagles looked like the "dream team" in the NFL pre-season and we know how that turned out. See also: Miami Heat

Couldn't have said it better myself!!!!

Quoting dragon-wings (Reply 3):
Oh and before today I thought Miami could call themselves the Yankees for this year.

I understand what they're trying to do down there, but a new stadium, name, look, one great shortstop, and pretty good starting pitcher, is not going to win them games. Even when they did win the world series I'm sure you could still walk up to the box office and get a ticket.


User currently offlineaerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4676 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Quoting runner13 (Reply 7):
Two good players, decent starting pitching and mediocre players don't make a great team. It takes years to make a great team.

Angels gave the Rangers a run late last year before wilting due to the lack of experience from their 'mediocre' players. As an Angel fan I'll take Pujols as a leader in the clubhouse and a producer on the field for those young guys. CJ will add depth to the rotation. Figure a wildcard will not come from the American League West, win the division. Moves had to be made to beat Texas. I'm pleased with the moves considering the asinine acquisitions the past GM made in the recent years.

BTW, 2002 World Series Champion Angels were a mediocre group...



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21129 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 997 times:

Quoting runner13 (Reply 7):
Pujols still has two good years of first base in him, then he'll be the DH.

Considering you're getting him for his bat, that's not really a loss.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePSA53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3049 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (2 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 981 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 9):
Quoting runner13 (Reply 7):
Pujols still has two good years of first base in him, then he'll be the DH.

Considering you're getting him for his bat, that's not really a loss.

It will be interesting what Scioscia does.Mike has another great youngster at first base in Mark Trumbo.Trumbo has proven his worth and Scioscia may put Trumbo in the outfield depending what Vernon Wells and Tori Hunter do.Also,another great prospect is Peter Bourjes.So, it's not only about Pujols.The Angels are loaded with talent.And the pitching of Weaver,Haren,Santana and now Wilson, should put us over the top.But this is on paper.But what an exciting paper right now.

ESPN balsam is in it's prime talking down the Pujols purchase.

[Edited 2011-12-08 22:24:33]


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