In case you have been under a rock today and didn’t hear the news, the Angels made two big acquisitions today, inking slugging 1b Albert Pujols to a 10-year $254 million contract and LHP CJ Wilson to a 5-year $77.5 million deal. After years of competing for but just coming up short on a number of big free agents, Arte Moreno and new GM Jerry DiPoto made the big splash that their fanbase has been awaiting for many years.
The Angels have been a constant thorn in the side of the Yankees throughout the Mike Scioscia era, and with the two new additions, they are likely to continue to plague the Yankees. The signing of Wilson adds depth and quality to an already strong rotation that includes Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, and Ervin Santana, making the prospect of facing this team in a short series a daunting one. The bullpen, featuring fireballing youngster Jordan Walden and lefty Scott Downs will be solid, and the lineup, previously a weak point, adds the future hall of famer Pujols to Yankee-killer Howie Kendrick, phenom Mike Trout, and speedster Peter Bourjos to make a nice core for years to come.… Click here to read the rest