Albert Pujols Agrees to Monster 10-Year, $250 Million Deal with the Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim caught the biggest fish of the free agency season as they've landed St. Louis Cardinals' first baseman and three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols.
Pujols reportedly agreed to a 10-year deal for between $250 million and $260 million.
The Cardinals had offered Pujols $200 million over nine years to stay, and he was also being heavily courted by the Miami Marlins. The 31-year-old has played his whole career in St. Louis, registering a .328 batting average, 445 home runs, and 1,329 runs batted in. He had a slightly down year last season while dealing with an arm injury, posting a .299 average with 37 homers and 99 RBIs.
Though the deal clearly makes the Angels a greater offensive force to be reckoned with, some may question the wisdom in signing an aging slugger to such a long-term deal.