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Old 12-08-2011, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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I'm not surprised he left St. Louis. There was no way he was going back to the Cardinals.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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These huge contracts almost never work out. Oh well, I'm an O's fan so what do I know?
Ha! *points and laughs*

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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Welcome to Anaheim: Albert Pujols and CJ Wilson.

The Pujols signing has a lot to do with TV money. Pujols will help Angels get big bucks in their TV deal. The Angels have the money. CJ Wilson also signed with the Angels. Lots of happy people here in Southern California. Pujols will eventually DH down the line.

-Cheers.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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This is why baseball needs a salary cap. Idiot Yankees sign Arod to a terrible contract, an Pujols, who is the best player in the league feels that he has to be paid more than Arod. Thus, teams have to shell out more money when idiotic teams sign other players to stupid contracts.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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That's insane. It's because of such insanity I never buy any team merchandise or attend any professional games.

I'm not going to help support such outlandish salaries, nor am I going to support teams and players who's only loyalty is to the almighty dollar.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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That's insane. It's because of such insanity I never buy any team merchandise or attend any professional games.

I'm not going to help support such outlandish salaries, nor am I going to support teams and players who's only loyalty is to the almighty dollar.
Well... that leaves the teams that suck.

Judging by the empty seats in stadiums the fans have already given up on the teams that will not pay the money for Quality Talent..


I don't buy the Loyalty to a city argument.

Who when presented with multiple job offers will not take the better offer, in what is maybe the better city, (if not the better state), ?

The Angels maybe the better team, atleast He will probably have better talent around him in Anaheim. Albert can DH as he gets older.

Yet the Cardinals will have a new unproven manager.
The Cardinals will probably would have had a down year anyway.
They barely made the playoffs last year.

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Old 12-08-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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Looking at Pujols, though, I still have to wonder about him putting on even more weight, as one tends to do as one gets older; I definately feel that he's running the risk of getting out-of-shape in the near future...

Fielder, though, is already out-of-shape...
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Put it this way, that contract is for a quarter of a billion dollars. That's billion with a "b".
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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I don't get it, why would he go there?
I can count 250 reasons why. Guy sold himself out like a *****. I really feel bad for the StL fans...they idolized this guy. Go into any area WalMart and it's the only shirt they sell. Freakin' sad. Guy is a loser...or winner depending on where you sit on the topic.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Anyone know what the Angels plans are for Kendrys Morales? After two years and two operations on his ankle, he is supposed to be ready to go in '12. If they plan to trade him now that they have Pujols at first, I wonder how many teams will be willing to take a chance that Morales can return to the form he showed in '09 and early '10.
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