***Photo of Albert Pujols praying to God that he becomes a Los Angeles Angel courtesy of albertpujols.net
Yeah, you read that right.
In an article posted on the Chicago Tribune website, Tribune staff reporter Phil Rogers mentioned that the Angels may be gearing up to go after future Hall-of-Famer, and current Cardinal first baseman, Albert Pujols.
Obviously, Pujols would be a higly sought after talent if the Cardinals made the mistake of the century by not bringing him back. Considering the fact that he has never hit less than 32 homeruns in his career and has never brought in less than 103 runs in a season, he will be one of the largest free agents to ever hit the market. With his career .331 batting average and 1900 hits in 5733 at-bats, even a two year old child would understand that Pujols is a game-changer.
NOW we get to the obvious question… would Arte Moreno open up his pockets to sign a player of Pujols’ caliber? Keep in mind that, even though Adrian Beltre and Carl Crawford would have been incredible additions to the Angels roster, they are by NO means an Albert Pujols calibur player. Considering the fact that Moreno wasn’t offering NEAR as much money to Beltre as what was signed, nor was he willing to get over his fear of giving Crawford the type of money he was asking for, one has to wonder if the insanely huge contract Pujols would ask for would be considered by Moreno.
With a team that’s going to be desperate for offense considering the failure of the 2010 off-season, don’t be surprised if Moreno starts to change his tune heading into the 2012 season.
Do you think Moreno will be willing to open his wallet?
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