Angels Sign C.J. Wilson

Lefty C.J. Wilson will join Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, as the Angels continue a surprising free agent spending spree.  The Halos completed a deal with Wilson today, learned Joel Sherman of the New York Post.  It's a five-year, $77.5MM contract, according to ESPN's Karl Ravech, bringing the Angels' tally to $331.5MM on the last day of the 2011 Winter Meetings.  The contract includes a full no-trade clause in the first two years and partial in the last three, tweets Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.  Wilson is represented by Bob Garber of Select Sports Group.

WilsonWilson, a 31-year-old Fountain Valley, California native, will earn $10MM in 2012, $11MM in '13, $16MM in '14, $18MM in '15, and $20MM in '16, according to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas (via Twitter). The remaining $2.5MM makes up the southpaw's signing bonus.

Wilson posted a 2.94 ERA, 8.3 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 0.64 HR/9, and 49.3% groundball rate in 223 1/3 innings this year.  He added another 28 innings in the postseason.  Including the playoffs, Wilson has tallied a massive 479 2/3 innings over 76 starts since being converted back to a starter in 2010.  Aside from perhaps the recently-posted Yu Darvish, Wilson was the best available pitcher this offseason.  Wilson, who has a popular Twitter page, joins a stellar Angels rotation that includes Dan Haren, Jered Weaver, and Ervin Santana.  Weaver had signed a five-year, $85MM extension in August, and it seemed like the Angels couldn't justify giving Wilson more.

The Rangers reportedly topped out at four years in their bid to retain Wilson, though they never made a formal offer and according to the player, weren't close.  The Rangers will receive the Angels' second-round draft pick and a supplemental choice as compensation.  GM Jon Daniels appears to already be exploring alternatives such as Darvish and Matt Garza.  The Marlins were heavily in the mix for Wilson, reportedly making the best offer at $98-99MM over six years.  In fact, Garber said the Marlins "would not let it go" and Wilson could easily have gotten $100MM.

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316 Responses to Angels Sign C.J. Wilson Leave a Reply

  1. They have got to be pushing the Yankees for highest payroll in baseball now. Holy cow!

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      Not even close. Even with the Wells albatross, the Pujols signing and now Wilson, they’re at absolute tops at around $150 right now (And that’s assuming a deal approaching $20 million annually for Wilson which I can’t see as even a remote possibility).

      • tbell11 4 years ago

        Buster Onley said their payroll would be around 170 million

        • So that would have to put them @ #2 then behind the Yankees? The Phillies are right around 170 aren’t they? Is Boston up in that neck of the woods?

        • 0bsessions 4 years ago

          Grade school math thinks Olney is wrong. Cot’s has them at $103 committed for 2012 (Which accounts for Weaver’s extension) and adding Pujols and Wilson at $26 and $15.5 a piece brings them to roughly $145. Unless they inexplicably end up having to give Morales a $20 odd million arbitration raise for sitting on the DL or Callaspo gets a big reward, I don’t see how Olney is getting $170 million.

          • Michael Leon 4 years ago

            That $103M that you are citing from Cot’s doesn’t include $3 for Hawkins, $3M for Aybar, ~$3M for Morales, $2M for Callaspo plus ~$400k each for the minimum players that will round out the payroll (such as Bourjos and Trumbo). Nor does it have Howie Kendrick.  That should bring them to about $162M plus arbitration raises for quite a few players.  The 2012 payroll seems like it would be closer to $170M than $150M.

      • Wells, Weaver, Hunter, Haren, and Santana account for $77M alone.
        Add in $25M for Pujols and $15.5M for Wilson and you’re at $117.5M and still have 18 players to pay.

        4 more players are signed for $20M (including Abreu & Kazmir buyouts).  We’re now at $137.5M and still have 14 players to go.
        5 players are arbitration eligible that made an average of $2.6M last year.  Assuming the avg for these guys comes out around $3.1M, that’s another $15.5M. (Now up to $153M and 9 players to go)

        Assuming these 9 guys get league minimum, you’re looking at another $4M there.  Ending up around $157M.  This would assume that the Angels are completely done adding players.

        Personally, as a life long Rangers fan, these 2 signings SUCK!

      • MaineSox 4 years ago

        I didn’t figure by AAV, and this isn’t exact because it’s using last years salaries for the arb/pre-arb guys, but I’ve got them at slightly over $159M right now.

    • wrestlingcritic 4 years ago

      theyre looking at about $185M Yanks are still ahead by probably $10-15M

    • jza1218 4 years ago

      This possibly could change though if they move Torii Hunter’s contract or are able to move Vernon Wells by including cash and prospects.

    • 55saveslives 4 years ago

      HAHAHA Wait until they make the playoffs and C.J gives up 8 runs!!

      • jordan4giants 4 years ago

        Yeah, but the’ll still have that damn monkey! 

      • Mario Saavedra 4 years ago

         Well, the Rangers wouldn’t had made the playoffs without Wilson

      • CJ wouldn’t even have to pitch in the playoffs.

      • He’s are number 4, guy! He’ll be lucky to make the playoff roster on this team. 

        • Yankees420 4 years ago

          Wilson is better than Santana, he should be the 3 on that staff.

          • I really don’t agree with that but to each his own.

          • Yankees420 4 years ago

            Care to say why?  In the two years that Wilson has been a starter he’s been better than Santana in almost every single pitching statistic.  The only thing that Santana has done better than Wilson in the last two years is walk one less batter per inning (only in the ’10 season) and had a better IP/GS ratio, by .5

            Oh and Wilson has done this pitching in one of the worst parks to pitch in, while Santana has done it pitching at Angels stadium, which I believe is pitcher friendly.

        • Yankees420 4 years ago

          Wilson is better than Santana, he should be the 3 on that staff.

    • who cares about CJ Wilson he sucks glad he is dead and gone out of Texas He sucks just like the whole Angle team the team cant just rely on the Big mexican Albert Pujols TEXAS RANGERS all the WAY!!!!!!!!!

  2. I’m sure the Pujols signing put him over the edge.

  3. I hate the Angels , friggin capitalist´s

    • Jelous lmfao

      • MarinersFan24 4 years ago

        I’m sure he’s not jealous of your spelling. 😉

    • Dan Mazzaro 4 years ago

      Hate the Yankees first then

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Figures that in a conversation in which a non-Yankee team just spent $335 mil on 2 players that somehow, Yankee hate would rear it’s ugly head. Smh and saying wtf?

        • I’m sorry, when is it not a good time to hate the Yankees?

        • 1) How much are you paying your top 2 players? $52M.
          2) Yankees have been using big bucks to draw star players for WAY longer than the rest of the league.
          3) Mazzaro’s point was 110% valid, no matter how much you didn’t like it.
          4) The real person to blame is Tom Hicks.

          • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

            And again, what does the actions of the ANGELS have to do with wanting to hate the YANKEES more than you did 1 minute before this announcement? Get a life. 

            So Mazzaro’s “hate the Yankees” because the Angels signed CJ and Pujols makes sense to you?

            Kill yourself. 

          • 1) learn what reading comprehension is
            2) learn what capitalism is
            3) learn what (less than, greater than) is
            4) Mazzaro’s “hate the Yankees first” post was directed at someone else who implied that they hate the Angels based solely on capitalism.

            when it comes to capitalism Yankees > Angels,  therefore, hatred based on capitalism should be Yankees FIRST, then anyone else you want to hate.

            5) your lack of intelligence shows, and I am sorry for you.
            6) a 6th grader could have schooled you on this.
            7) seriously? telling people to kill themselves because you have an inferiority complex?

          • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

            1-2) I know what both mean.
            3) Not sure where I demonstrated an inability to know what “” mean.

            For ex. I know that my logic is > than yours.

            4) Who and what he was referring to weren’t lost on me. Point is still valid. Yankees didn’t invent capitalism. 

            5) A person shows their ignorance when they confuse a difference of opinion with a “wrong or right” argument. Please don’t pity me, my intellect certainly doesn’t come into question in this or any other forum, especially from the likes of you.

            6) ??????

            7) I suppose you thought I meant to “literally” commit suicide, huh? Get real. I don’t even know you, so what reasons would I have to feel inferior to you? 

            ***Feeling the need to hate anyone because they spend or have more than you flies in the face of what makes America great. The sooner you accept that then you’ll be a happier person. Unless you’re a slacker who still lives with his mom. In that case…..kill your self (aka…shut up).

          • Brad426 4 years ago

            Somebody actually LIKED that statement? Appalling.

          • tdot32 4 years ago

            indirectly, by the yankees overpaying for all of the top free agent(s) that come along every offseason, it forces the rest of the league to either overpay themselves, or face the consequence of having the yankees buy out all of the best players on the free agent market. so this trend of spending too much on top players like Wilson and Pujols is a result of the yankees spending.

          • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

            Look…the Yanks DO spend big but for the most part they are spending for talents that are either some of the best at their craft (Arod, Mo, Jeter (1st contract), Giambi, Sabathia) or were not market setting deals that may or may not have turned out well (AJ, Pavano, etc).

            THE BIG problem if you want to point fingers is when mediocre guys are paid a kings’ ransom (see Zito, Soriano, Wells, Rios, Rowand, Park, etc).

            Ppl can say all they want about what the Yanks signed Sabathia for but to ignore the Santana deal which was proceeded by the Zito deal which was proceeded by the Hampton deal is just plain ignorant.

            it’s not HOW much you spend as much as it is WHO you spend it on.

            Look at Arod. He was the best in the game when he signed the 10/$250 deal. That was record setting. It took Pujols almost a decade before he eclipsed it and he did so by a couple of mil. No one is upset with that, the market won’t be affected.

            It’s a offseason like LAST year when Werth signed for $126 mil and was followed by Crawford at $141 that set precedent for non-elite players and throws the market into flux.

          • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

            Look…the Yanks DO spend big but for the most part they are spending for talents that are either some of the best at their craft (Arod, Mo, Jeter (1st contract), Giambi, Sabathia) or were not market setting deals that may or may not have turned out well (AJ, Pavano, etc).

            THE BIG problem if you want to point fingers is when mediocre guys are paid a kings’ ransom (see Zito, Soriano, Wells, Rios, Rowand, Park, etc).

            Ppl can say all they want about what the Yanks signed Sabathia for but to ignore the Santana deal which was proceeded by the Zito deal which was proceeded by the Hampton deal is just plain ignorant.

            it’s not HOW much you spend as much as it is WHO you spend it on.

            Look at Arod. He was the best in the game when he signed the 10/$250 deal. That was record setting. It took Pujols almost a decade before he eclipsed it and he did so by a couple of mil. No one is upset with that, the market won’t be affected.

            It’s a offseason like LAST year when Werth signed for $126 mil and was followed by Crawford at $141 that set precedent for non-elite players and throws the market into flux.

          • Guest 4 years ago

            Good lord you are a retard, and this is coming from a Sox fan.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Figures that in a conversation in which a non-Yankee team just spent $335 mil on 2 players that somehow, Yankee hate would rear it’s ugly head. Smh and saying wtf?

  4. Lol-hilarious

  5. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    WOW…Rangers are toast! That is one SICK rotation! Congrats to the fans, Christmas came way early this year!

    • 0bsessions 4 years ago

      I wouldn’t say toast, but this clearly makes the Angels the favorite for the division for the time being. The only way the Rangers get back into the discussion right now is by signing Fielder AND Darvish.

      • Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

        So you’re basically agreeing with me then

        • 0bsessions 4 years ago

          Toast =/= not favorites. Everyone said they were toast when the Rangers lost Lee and they made it back to the World Series. The Angels are the favorites for their DIVISION with this move, but I certainly wouldn’t count the Rangers out of the running. There’s still the Wild Card and they could always surprise the Angels for the division.

          Basically, I’m arguing the middle ground. The Angels improved dramatically to the point they’re the on paper favorites, but the Red Sox were the on paper favorites this time last year, soooo…

          • so wait just because the Angels signed Albert and CJ the rangers are toast am I missing something or did you throw 90+ win Texas in the trash

          • Texas is still good and has one of the best farms in the buisness they will likely try to trade for Gonzalez,Jurrjens or even Garza

          • Texas is still good and has one of the best farms in the buisness they will likely try to trade for Gonzalez,Jurrjens or even Garza

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

            When did I say they’re toast? I said the Angels are now the on-paper favorites to win the division, which they clearly are. They signed the offseasons best pitcher and best position player and the Rangers lost their best pitcher. Unless the Rangers sign Darvish, they’ve taken a step back while the Angels have taken a monumental step forward. Pujols alone puts the Angels on even footing with the Rangers having lost Wilson, adding Wilson WHILE subtracting him from Texas puts them over. The pair of them alone were worth a full 11 WAR last year.

            Anything can happen and there’s no winning the WS on paper, but the Angels are now in a better position than the Rangers for the time being.

          • The Angels have just picked up 8 Wins from Pujols and 6.5 wins from CJ Wilson (over Pineiro).
            Based on WAR, the Rangers now will need to win 101 games to clinch the division.

    • little to early to make that declaration. I believe A’s fans about this time were saying they were also gonna win it. Offseason isnt done yet. 

      • bjsguess 4 years ago

        The Angels just added a guy who averages 8 wins a season at 1st base. Another guy who has provided 5 wins on average over the past 2 years into the rotation. They subtracted Jeff Mathis and replaced him with a catcher that is a huge upgrade. Those moves alone could easily add 15 additional wins. 

        Now they can trade Trumbo and Morales. They can move Abreu. They can discuss Santana leaving. That’s a boat load of talent that could be coming our way. Trout should be up with the club before long. 

        I shutter to think how the team might look in 5 years but for 2012 the Angels have to be the clear favorites in the AL West and depending on what they do with trades, maybe even the entire AL.

        • mistermonkey 4 years ago

          If they trade Santana, though, that would be like swapping Santana for Wilson — not a huge upgrade. And it would be a bad idea to trade Morales until he proves he’s healthy — they wouldn’t get much for him right now. So, I bet they trade Trumbo and Abreu for prospects/salary relief.

          • If they trade Ervin they will get a lot more in return. Abreu isn’t going to bring much hes a dump. Trading Trumbo gives them little salary relief, but agood return. Trading Ervin in this market for pitching makes sense.

          • mistermonkey 4 years ago

            But who would be their 4th starter then? What I’m saying is that they’re not going to be able to trade Santana for a MLB-ready pitcher who is better than Santana, so there’d be a drop-off for 2012 at the #4 spot in the rotation, thereby diminishing the value of signing Wilson (only talking about 2012…). But of course they’d get a nice haul of prospects for Santana, so that would be an upgrade long-term. Also, they’d get salary relief if they ate, say, $4M of Abreu’s contract and traded him for a low-level prospect. They don’t really have anywhere to play Trumbo, so might as well trade him.

        • mistermonkey 4 years ago

          If they trade Santana, though, that would be like swapping Santana for Wilson — not a huge upgrade. And it would be a bad idea to trade Morales until he proves he’s healthy — they wouldn’t get much for him right now. So, I bet they trade Trumbo and Abreu for prospects/salary relief.

        • Everyone will overrate the Angels now.I admit there good and they do have Trout coming up and just acquired probably the best hitter in baseball aswell as C.J but you cant just say ah Texas is junk.Trust me I bet Daniels is on the phone with several clubs now

          • 0bsessions 4 years ago

            ONE guy is saying Texas is junk (And honestly, I think he was only doing it to make a pun about Texas Toast, which is admittedly very tasty). The Angels being the best team on paper in the AL West and the Rangers still being a great team are not mutually exclusive.

          • chico65 4 years ago

            I think you’re giving our triple hops addled friend a bit too much credit there, but I like Texas Toast as well.

            The signings by the Angels aren’t bad either.  Paper means nothing though, as our favorite “greatest team ever” showed.  With the additional wildcard the postseason becomes even more about which team is hot at the right time.  All the Rangers have to do is make it in, and anything can happen.  No doubt the division race just got extremely tight though.

          • Justanotherfantoo 4 years ago

            Texas’ bid for Darvish, which was already going to be very high, just got a lot higher.

        • Everyone will overrate the Angels now.I admit there good and they do have Trout coming up and just acquired probably the best hitter in baseball aswell as C.J but you cant just say ah Texas is junk.Trust me I bet Daniels is on the phone with several clubs now

        • 0bsessions 4 years ago

          Too many words, might I suggest editing to:

          “They subtracted Jeff Mathis and that is a huge upgrade.”
          “They subtracted Jeff Mathis and replaced him with a catcher.”

          Either one gets the same point across.

        • oz10 4 years ago

          I still find it hilarious that a .238 hitter is a huge upgrade at catcher.

      • sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

        but all the a’s organization does is spin “cheap” into “smart”, fans and extreme saber’s eat it up, then the season starts, the players actually have to play games, and the field of fail replays itself.

    • $3513744 4 years ago

      They beat them by 10 games last year.  I’d hardly say they’re toast, especially since transactions aren’t quite done yet and the season hasn’t even started.  It’ll definitely make things more competitive.

    • Jon Gowen 4 years ago

      Toast, dude, really? you think our throw away pitcher completes your rotation that we owned last year? Keep dreaming, ever heard the term, “Jump The Shark” now you’ll remember where you were the moment the angels did.

    • I’m not sure about toast, but definitely buttered.

  6. imachainsaw 4 years ago

    x-mas came early for the angels

  7. Neil Guzman 4 years ago

    Damn…way to go out with a bang, Winter Meetings…

  8. Lastings 4 years ago

    The rich, just got richer…

  9. Taylor Haberle 4 years ago

    what!??!??!

  10. MLB_in_the_Know 4 years ago

    I am of the group that believes CJ isn’t nearly as good as his numbers are. I think this will be a deal that turns bad sooner rather than later. 

    • true they did kinda over pay him

    • your assessment is correct. he’s had issues with innings over the past two years, and has not performed well in the playoffs. i wouldn’t be surprised to see him have serious arm issues soon. and i think nolan ryan didn’t pursue him because of this. he’s a stretched out closer, and i’d be concerned, especially with such a lucrative and lengthy deal.

      • Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

        Well, he certainly showed signs of fatigue at the end of the year. He has always been walk-prone

    • I’m with you. The guy has been a SP for 2 years. For me, he is a # 3 who will be overpaid. But, it doesn’t hurt to take him from the Rangers if you are an Angels fan

    • Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

      I have to agree with you, thankfully for him people tend to have short term memories only…This is going to end up like Lackey and Burnett by year 3

      • chico65 4 years ago

        I was a little disappointed that the terms weren’t 5/82.5.  Would have been more fitting.  Who knows, maybe Arte’s superstitious and that’s why they didn’t?

    • imachainsaw 4 years ago

      he doesn’t have to be an ace. weaver and haren still are ahead of him in line.

    • yeah no way he’s sustaining that HR/9, and I’m not willing to believe he all of a sudden can shave a full walk off his BB/9. You never know, but he’ll probably get hurt before we find out.

    • bjsguess 4 years ago

      Which numbers? His ERA? His sparkling FIP? He’s moving into a better pitchers environment playing in front of just as good of a defense. Saying he isn’t as good as his numbers suggest is just another way of saying, “I’m a pissed of Rangers fan.”

      See how easy it is: “Josh Hamilton’s numbers are bloated”. “Nelson Cruz got lucky”. 

    • mistermonkey 4 years ago

      Also, now he’ll be pitching AGAINST the Rangers on a regular basis, rather than against the (pre-Pujols, pre-Ianetta) Angels.

  11. MB923 4 years ago

    Pujols and Wilson and ?, Oh My.

    • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

      Making us Yankees look like the pre 2011 Marlins.

      • Gonna be a tough pill to swallow for the whole AL though having to face Albert in the playoffs will be harsh

        • MB923 4 years ago

          Yes it will. I’m going to the Yankees opening home game next year and they are playing……….the Angels. First time I get to see the machine.

      • Gonna be a tough pill to swallow for the whole AL though having to face Albert in the playoffs will be harsh

  12. no way!! I hope Texas enjoyed those 2 trips to the WS because they won’t be going back for a loooooong time….

    • And neither will the Angels with their current bullpen. 

      • mistermonkey 4 years ago

        Yeah, Jordan Walden, Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins suck.

      • mistermonkey 4 years ago

        Yeah, Jordan Walden, Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins suck.

      • tdot32 4 years ago

        they have a pretty good bullpen. this isn’t a yankee posting you know 😛

  13. LA 4 years ago

    Rangers and Angels just renew great rivalry. Rangers took Napoli last year and now Angels take Wilson. The teams I feel really bad for is the Astros, Mariners and the A’s…

    • Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

      Astros fans after hearing about move to the AL West: “Well, at least we don’t have to play Pujols every year”.
      MLBTR: “Angels to Sign Pujols”
      Astros fans: FFFFFFFUUUUU.jpg

      • That’s exactly what I was thinking at work and my dad sending me a text saying the same thing!

  14. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    Wow. What a day!

  15. Jason3501 4 years ago

    Wow, Angels doing work.

  16. grownice 4 years ago

    HOLY $^$&*%*&#&$^&*#$* HAHAH UNREALLLL!

    • LA 4 years ago

      your doing the same comments again to just get “likes”
      haha get a life bro..

      • grownice 4 years ago

         Wanna Fide About it?!

        • mwagner26 4 years ago

          I just wanna say, that you’re my favorite troll on here.

          • grownice 4 years ago

            It was just meant to be funny , cuz i literally had the same reaction when Wilson signed , so i thought it would be funny to post the same reaction… people are so senstive lol But i appreciate it the love!

        • LA 4 years ago

          Can’t fight about it when your behind a computer screen..SMH

      • FamousGrouse 4 years ago

        You will all like this one more

        HOLY $^$*#$* HAHAH UNREALLL!

  17. E Scalez 4 years ago

    ALL YOUR FREE AGENTS ARE BELONG TO US

  18. Jorge Linares 4 years ago

    Wow, angels on fire.

  19. jb226 4 years ago

    Angels have certainly put themselves back into strong contention with these moves (whether they are ultimately well-advised or not), and the Rangers have to be feeling the pressure.  I’d expect the Rangers to step up on both Garza and Darvish, with a preference toward Darvish — but if he gets poached by the Yankees or somebody like that, the urge to make a deal will be huge.  Can only be a good thing for me as a Cubs fan!

  20. Henry Sanchez 4 years ago

    angels just won the offseason, signed best hitter and best pitcher on market

    • im guessing you totally forgot the Marlins signed Reyes,Bell and Buerhle they havent won. The Marlins will be all in on Fielder since they did not get Wilson ill promise u that

  21. Mikey Roederer 4 years ago

    Hey Miami…screw you, there is a new horse in town…Mighty impressive Anaheim..Does this push them past Texas yet? Is Daniels going to make a reaction move that sux??

    • Kurisu Rg 4 years ago

      13-year contract for Fielder. Also, hell freezes over.

  22. Michael DeTorrice 4 years ago

    So tired of the monopolizing of high end talent, whats the point of watching a sport where only a few teams actually have a shot?

    • Just because these teams land the prized free agents doesn’t mean they win the world series.

      • 0bsessions 4 years ago

        False.

        Sign,
        A Devoted Red Sox Fan Since Birth crying into my 2010 Winter Meetings Trophy replica.

  23. alxn 4 years ago

    The Pujols effect strikes already. No doubt was a factor in convincing CJ to go ahead and sign.

  24. BrewCrew19 4 years ago

    Marlins, consider your thunder taken.

  25. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    ZOMG

    CJ signed because of Pujols.

    Good, I didn’t want the fish getting CJ.

  26. cubs223425 4 years ago

    Anyone else agree this offseason sucks? We have two teams signing every freaking player. If the MArlins sign Fielder, then the top-ranked MLBTR free agent to NOT sign with the Angels or Marlins will be Edwin Jackson (I don’t count Darvish as as FA).

    What the hell is this? Angels and Marlins to the AL East!

  27. levendis 4 years ago

    Wilson getting a 6 year contract is flat out bad, but if it does work out okay, youre looking at one of the best rotations in baseball. They can trade Kendry to fill in some holes, Angels seem stacked for next year

    • nm344 4 years ago

      Where do you see 6 years

      • levendis 4 years ago

        i commented before they listed the years, i assumed it was 6 since the Marlins were offering 6

  28. Ryan Glanzer 4 years ago

    Once LaTroy Hawkins signed, all the rest just fell into place…

    • LOL. See, I think it was more of the Mathis trade that confirmed it for me. 

      • Joesebastian6 4 years ago

        yeah they traded mathis away to free up the number 5 for pujols:)

      • Joesebastian6 4 years ago

        yeah they traded mathis away to free up the number 5 for pujols:)

  29. Chris Bosh will be an Angel within the hour.

  30. brian_dfhl 4 years ago

    wow.  Angels making up to their fans for last off-seasons mess!

  31. ima be just like the rest of you fans on the yankees……Angels and marlins are buying a championship!!!

    • The Marlins have to rely on attarcting fans thats where this money is coming from.I will laugh so hard if they dont attract so many fans and become broke

  32. E Scalez 4 years ago

    ARTE IS THE VATICAN ASSASSIN.  That’s what you get for cuckolding Arte in the Miguel Cabrera trade talks Marlins.

  33. kdub53 4 years ago

    kendry is gonna be gone for sure….
    more then likley they stick trumbo at third…
    hopefully trade bobby izturus….etc…and not ervin….great rotation..holy heck

    • they will probably grab aramis for 3b and make themselves a juggernaut.

      trumbo is terrible and they are better off without him. if he hit 10 HR instead of 29 he’d be viewed as the worst player in baseball, the only thing he does well is hit some bombs, and mike jacobs can tell you thats no recipe for success in the big leagues.

  34. BluMule 4 years ago

    Damn

  35. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    I was realllllly hoping he would sign with Miami so they wouldn’t have as much money to compete for Cespedes. Well hopefully they go get Fielder now!

    • I hope we don’t go after Cespedes. Too many questions and he’s asking a crap load of money for never having faced Major League pitching…

      • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

        At first I was totally against it but after looking into it more I really want him. I doubt he’l actually get the 60 mil he’s asking for, that’d be crazy.

        • chrisn313 4 years ago

          I agree, though my hope makes me a bit biased. He hasn’t gotten an official offer, and yet people assume we can’t afford him? 5-6 mil/yr seems a risk we could take.

  36. alxn 4 years ago

    Even if he regresses, moving from one of the best hitter’s parks in the league to one of the best pitcher’s parks will offset a lot of it.

  37. Adam Riso 4 years ago

    Angels won’t keep their current rotation.  No way they can afford all of them.  They are not the Phillies!

    • BluMule 4 years ago

      LA has ALOT of money, I mean LA the city now just imagine how many fans this brings in.

    • nm344 4 years ago

      Phillies have Aces.. Wilson isnt quite one of those.

    • 160 mil payroll with the likes of Hunter/Abreu off the books next year (thats like 30 mil)

  38. IncompletelyImpartial 4 years ago

    It’s good to be an Angels fan today.

    • Adam Riso 4 years ago

      That’s what the (insert your high paying sports franchise here) fans said during the off-season too.  #Heat #Eagles #Phillies #Red Sox  #Yankees

  39. for those who say the Angels won the AL west already remember the Eagles and the fans did the same thing this summer.  The Rangers have money to spend while the Angels must cut a lot of payroll.  Wilson is not that good.  Their is a reason the Rangers never really tried at all to resign him. 

  40. Neil Guzman 4 years ago

    Los Angeles Devils of Anaheim?  I kid, I kid…

  41. tapehead4 4 years ago

    Angels are now also favorites to win the Stanley Cup.

  42. IncompletelyImpartial 4 years ago

    As a side note, the best move the Angels have made this offseason was hiring Dipoto to replace Reagins. Reagins never would have been able to nab the top position player as well as the top pitcher available on the free agent market.

    • alxn 4 years ago

      Just imagine they canned Reagins a year earlier and weren’t stuck with Vernon Bleeping Wells

  43. Noooo!  I guess it is good the A’s are going through a rebuilding until they get into San Jose.  Angels will be the team to beat the next 3 years but in the long run both these deals will hurt.

  44. sherrilltradedooverexperience 4 years ago

    I can imagine DiPoto lighting up a cigar, leaning back in his chair, kicking his feet up on his desk and saying, “check-f’ing-mate, bishes!”.

  45. cubs223425 4 years ago

    Ok, so what we’re saying is C.J. Wilson is $500,000 more valuable than Mark Buehrle?

    The Marlins are idiots if they gave Buehrle $14.5 million over taking Wilson. Granted, there was an obvious hometown discount here, but still.

    • At least with Buehrle, he’s been very consistent through out his career. We still don’t know what to expect with CJ Wilson. Believe me, I wanted both, but it was clear he wanted to play in LA. 

    • I think the difference b/t Buelhre and Wilson is that, although Wilson has been GREAT for the last 2 seasons,  Buelhre has been  VERY GOOD for much longer.

      • cubs223425 4 years ago

        I’ll dispute the claim of “VERY GOOD,” and submit “pretty good.”

        He’s been sitting aorund 3.5 WAR per season for the last 5 seasons, except for one, which is pretty good, but not borderline great.

    • Apparently the Marlins’ offer was 6/80. Not enough to get it done, so I wouldn’t say this was a hometown discount. CJ got the better deal with the Halos.

  46. Dammit! The Angels are stealing the Marlin’s thunder.

    We need another SP. Whose left? Not brokeback Oswalt….. NOOOOOOO!

  47. ChrisV 4 years ago

    Where is all the money coming from? It makes no sense. How does 20 mill to spend this offseason become signing Wilson and Pujols!?  Last season the Angels have a salary of around 116 mill. If you add lets say 45 mill to it. That would make them potentially have the 2nd highest team salary in baseball only behind the Yankees. Something seems fishy…and that fishiness must mean trades are impending.

    • MadmanTX 4 years ago

      Desperation to undo public opinion about trading Napoli and taking on Vernon Wells is probably behind this. You know disgruntled Angels fans will be completely satisfied with these moves and forget all about Napoli and Wells. I’d say Angels management just bought themselves about 3-5 years of affection from their fanbase.

    • MadmanTX 4 years ago

      Desperation to undo public opinion about trading Napoli and taking on Vernon Wells is probably behind this. You know disgruntled Angels fans will be completely satisfied with these moves and forget all about Napoli and Wells. I’d say Angels management just bought themselves about 3-5 years of affection from their fanbase.

    • This notion that the Angels only had “20 million to spend” was entirely false. Going by last year’s payroll, that’s how much the Angels had to spend. But Moreno has LONG maintained that he’d bust out the checkbook for the right deal. 

      A player like Pujols practically pays for himself, ESPECIALLY in a huge market like LA/OC that has a strong latino presence. Factor in the FSW cable deal that the Angels are currently in the process of restructuring and it’s not hard to see how this is feasible.

    • Arte is banking on the Upcoming TV deal with Fox. 

  48. Wow, Dipoto you saint and Arte, just wow!!! Payroll still only about $160m a year, with a lot more coming off the books next season. Pujols is going to bring so much money in endorsements. Trumbo at 3rd and K-Mo the dh!? Line up is going to be amazing!

  49. grownice 4 years ago

    Angels Trade Trumbo for Bailey , Book it!

    • melonis_rex 4 years ago

      Fail trade for the A’s. Won’t happen. 1B needs to be a competition with the internal guys; deal with the outfield. 

      • slasher016 4 years ago

        I think you’re confused.  Trumbo is way more valuable than Bailey.

        • melonis_rex 4 years ago

          Value wise, yeah. More along the lines of: if they’re going to trade pieces, trade for players that fill more pressing needs since you have multiple 1B prospects/young guys. 

    • skoods 4 years ago

      Ha yeah I’ll book you into the insane assylum.

      • grownice 4 years ago

         Not saying it SHOULD happen, just saying it will lol

  50. WNYMetsfan03 4 years ago

    Thank god he isn’t going to Miami.

  51. Rangers just hit the panic button.

    Now you’ll realize how important that gag was in game six and in the past two world series

  52. Rangers just hit the panic button.

    Now you’ll realize how important that gag was in game six and in the past two world series

  53. I AM SO FKN HAPPY!! THANK YOU JERRY DIPOTO AND ARTE MORNEO

  54. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    I’m happy knowing that the Angels are probably reaching the top of their payroll and won’t be able to compete with the Rangers for free agents and foreign players for at least the next 5 years. Wilson will show flashes of brilliance and might win 15 games a season for the next couple of years for the Angels…but he’ll frustrate when he gets roughed up and spirals downward inside his own head. It’ll happen more as he gets older. Pujols will hit…for now…but we’ll check his production and see if it slides in the last 4-5 years of his deal.

  55. MadmanTX 4 years ago

    I’m happy knowing that the Angels are probably reaching the top of their payroll and won’t be able to compete with the Rangers for free agents and foreign players for at least the next 5 years. Wilson will show flashes of brilliance and might win 15 games a season for the next couple of years for the Angels…but he’ll frustrate when he gets roughed up and spirals downward inside his own head. It’ll happen more as he gets older. Pujols will hit…for now…but we’ll check his production and see if it slides in the last 4-5 years of his deal.

  56. I hope they don’t trade Santana now.  We have power and pitching, if Arte can make the money work please don’t trade anybody but Abreu. 

    • Philip Marlowe 4 years ago

      Who wants Abreu, though? And why wouldn’t you deal one of your other first basemen? Morales and Trumbo won’t do you any good sitting on the bench.

  57. I hope they don’t trade Santana now.  We have power and pitching, if Arte can make the money work please don’t trade anybody but Abreu. 

  58. SoCalAngelsFan75 4 years ago

    Wow. Just waking up to the news.  X-mas came early.  Where’s that Dodgers fan that said he would throw up a lung if Albert signed with the Angels?  Is he OK?

  59. WEEEE ARE THYE CHAMPIONS MY FRIIIEEEENDDD

    • InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

      Boston was singin the same tune around this time last year

  60. Triple Hawpes Brewed 4 years ago

    Wilson for 5 years/$77.5 >>>> Buehrle 4/$58

  61. Exposfan 4 years ago

    It’s odd how one LA team gives away blank checks to free agent and the other LA team is near bankrupt..

  62. Rcsully 4 years ago

    Not only is this rotation sick now …. But Trumbo is completely blocked by Albert you may see the Angels spin him to Tampa for even another starter like Wade Davis.

    • alxn 4 years ago

      Given DiPoto’s desire to acquire better OBP players, I doubt he’s too concerned with blocking Trumbo’s sub-.300 OBP

  63. tonyyanksfan 4 years ago

    So where is the outrage that we’d be hearing if the Yankees did this?  I guess it’s okay for other teams to dish out huge contracts to take legendary players from the team they should have retired with, but not for the Yanks.  You small market fans are as predictable as you are hypocritical.

    • Shu13 4 years ago

      It’s coming….just wait…The Angels just entered the “Trying to buy a Championship Club” w/ the Yankees and Red Sawks

    • Kj4realz 4 years ago

      There’s a difference between doing it every year and doing it every once in awhile.

      • tonyyanksfan 4 years ago

        So it’s ok to do once in awhile and not every year?  What is the difference?  I really want you to explain how this is different since the Angels have just done it effectively for the next five to ten years.  Don’t let a little objectivity get in your way!

      • MB923 4 years ago

        Yeah the Yankees sign a big free agent every single year.

        OMG FREDDY GARCIA, WORLD CHAMPS!!!!

  64. hossmandu 4 years ago

    I love how all the haters are bad mouthing these deals.  The Angels just went out and signed the best FA player and the best FA pitcher.  Sure they took on Wells last year, but just go back and remember all the $$ they did not spend over the past several off-seasons.  Lackey (basically offered the same deal that they just signed Wilson with), Crawford, Figgins, KRod, etc… Add up all that $$ and it’s not much less than what they spent this morning.

    Those with magical crystal balls (I always wonder where they get them) say 10 years is too long, he’ll break down, look at what’s happened to A-Rod, blah, blah, blah.  I say Arod’s past was inflated (juicer).  I say Albert is one of a kind, no comparable players, so who’s to know how it will play out.  I’d say that it’s 50/50 that at the end of this deal Albert will still be popping 30 bombs and knocking in 100, as an Angel fan, I’ll take those odds.

    • Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

      “I say Albert is one of a kind, no comparable players, so who’s to know
      how it will play out.  I’d say that it’s 50/50 that at the end of this
      deal Albert will still be popping 30 bombs and knocking in 100, as an
      Angel fan, I’ll take those odds”

      Yep.

      I think Pujols will be a deadly player until the day he retires. All the haters will be eating their words. No way that contract is to much, to me, you couldn’t pay Pujols enough to be on your team.

    • JimBaily 4 years ago

      That’s just crazy.

    • BluMule 4 years ago

      “He’ll break down, and production will lower”. He can move to DH now that he’s in the AL that wasn’t going to happen unless STL switched leagues, and when his production lowers he’ll finally be where the rest of the league is, smart for Pujols.

      Also side note if Pujols averages 32 homeruns in the 10 years he’ll be the homerun king. He’ll be 42 (max 45ish i think if he isnt actually 32) When the deal is done, maybe he’ll ask for some incentives if he hits those milestones.

      • MB923 4 years ago

        A-Rod still will be playing at least 6 more years. He will probably pass Bonds but not by much. He will get near the 800 mark.

  65. the_insomniac 4 years ago

    Almost all of the big name free agents have now signed in 2 cities. Weird offseason. These teams are in win now mode. We’ll see if it pays off. Congrats to both the Angels and Marlins.

  66. The Angels pretty much made that new Wildcard spot that much harder for the rest of the AL to get. Wonderful… and people are saying you can’t buy a championship? Whatever!

  67. JimBaily 4 years ago

    Mike Hampton anyone?

     

  68. Nolan Ryan- “But Moooooooom! The Angels are not playing fairrrrrrrr!” Suck it Texas!

  69. JimBaily 4 years ago

    500 innings in the last 2 years on this guys arm and there are people out there who think this is a smart signing? They will regret this one by the All Star break and be reading the fine print on their insurance policy by October.
    I have always liked the Angels, but these are really bad moves.

  70. haha the rangers are screwed. as an a’s fan, we will see you guys in 3 years when were in san jose and can afford to go ham on free agents, sigh

  71. The Nationals fans were saying they would get a big free agent.Have fun with the Werth contract for many years losers

  72. My predictions for standings at the end of the year 
    AL East 
    1. Red Sox 
    2. Rays 
    3. Yankees 
    4. Blue Jays 
    5. Orioles 
    AL Central 
    1. Tigers 
    2. Indians 
    3. Royals 
    4. White Sox 
    5. Twins 
    AL West 
    1. Angels 
    2. Rangers 
    3. A’s  
    4. Mariners 
     
    AL Wildcards Rays, Rangers, Rays win play in game 
    NL East 
    1. Phillies 
    2. Braves 
    3. Marlins 
    4. Nationals 
    5. Mets 
    NL Central 
    1. Cardinals (wow the NL Central sucks) 
    2. Reds 
    3. Brewers 
    4. Pirates 
    5. Cubs 
    6. Astros 
    NL West 
    1. D-Backs 
    2. Rockies 
    3. Dodgers 
    4. Giants 
    5. Padres 
     
    NL Wildcards 
    BRaves, Marlins Marlins win play-in game
    I think the Red Sox sign Darvish

    • way too early for predictions, rosters arent even set yet

    • tonyyanksfan 4 years ago

      You’re nuts.  Boston in first place?  Run by a manager who has never finished a team in first place and who is so divisive and hated that there is no way he can rein in that clubhouse?  And the Rays beat out the Yankees?  No chance, I know the haters love to dream, but it’s just not happening.

      And the Angels definitely got a lot better, but even with Pujols and Wilson, the Rangers are still incredibly good.  That lineup is killer and Feliz is going to the rotation.

      Cardinals to win the division?  I don’t think so.  Even if Wainwright comes all the way back and Carpenter can somehow stay healthy for most of the season, Brewers still have a better staff and Ryan Braun. Berkman will not repeat last season and Albert is gone.

      I really don’t see how you get the Giants coming in at 4th place in the NL West.  Lincecum and Cain are the best one-two in that division by far.  I don’t understand how they are somehow going to be worse than the Rockies and Dodgers who haven’t done anything to make themselves better.  In fact, the Dodgers just lost Kuroda, so they’re even worse off right now.

      • MaineSox 4 years ago

        I didn’t and don’t like the Valentine signing, but how the Mets and Rangers did under Valentine 10 and 20 years ago has nothing to do with how the Red Sox will do under him next year.

        • Brian Weber 4 years ago

          I also would be shocked if the Sox sign Darvish.  I’m not sure if any of you had to watch any games that Dice-K pitched, but he was mediocre and they got burned bad.  I’m not saying Darvish is the same, but I think the Red Sox would need to be incredibly impressed to consider shelling out more money for another Japanese pitcher with no MLB experience.

      • Rcsully 4 years ago

        Actually I dont have an issue with Rays over the Yankees. I really don’t see Colon doing it again next season, AJ and Hughes are very shaky. That rotation is paper thin. I do agree the Sox boat is taken on water fast. Rays may win the AL East

        • MB923 4 years ago

          Colon is not on the team and in all liklihood won’t be back

    • The Yanks lost Jorge Posada….and shoot down to No.3? What happened?

  73. Rangers fan here. I hate the Angels but holy crap this is what baseball is about. Good job Angels in making the West crazy again

  74. GOTIGERS24 4 years ago

    Where did they come up with this money?????

    • Shu13 4 years ago

      I have no doubt that the huge TV deal got locked up in the last 3-4 days ago….that is the only thing that makes sense to Arte spending like this….

      • Salmon4Coach 4 years ago

        Yup and the same thing carllafong said he will create lots and lots of sellouts

    • coolstorybro222 4 years ago

      they are in the same scam as the marlins. 

  75. GOTIGERS24 4 years ago

    Where did they come up with this money?????

  76. FunkyTime 4 years ago

    This spending spree is just their way of justifying the Casper Vernon Wells trade.

    “See?  Money ain’t no thang!”

  77. FunkyTime 4 years ago

    This spending spree is just their way of justifying the Casper Vernon Wells trade.

    “See?  Money ain’t no thang!”

  78. PattySajak 4 years ago

    definately had nothing to do with pujols signing, buddy already agreed in principal yesterday

  79. PattySajak 4 years ago

    definately had nothing to do with pujols signing, buddy already agreed in principal yesterday

  80. Angels = 2010 Red Sox offseason.

    • MaineSox 4 years ago

      I’d say it more resembles the Yankees 2008(?) offseason.

  81. Angels = 2010 Red Sox offseason.

  82. Welcome to Anaheim CJ !

  83. Arte is about to sign a 1.6billion dollar tv deal(probably can ask for more now) and 27m is coming off the books next season. Payroll still not as outrageous as Boston/NYC. If Trumbo is moved to 3rd successfully and K-Mo does not get traded and returns healthy as a DH, thus making Abreu your bench bat, just wow! With this line-up and starting rotation, the Angels are top 2 in baseball. Glad to be a mighty Halo fan.

  84. The Angels have picked up 8 Wins from Pujols and 6.5 wins from Wilson (over Pineiro).  Now the Rangers have to win 101 games to clinch the AL West.  This is probably my worst (Ranger related) nightmare.

  85. jawilli31 4 years ago

    Can we give this guy some love, too, welcome to the Halos, CJ!!

  86. tbell11 4 years ago

    I kinda already forgot who the previous GM was for the Angels

  87. Brian Weber 4 years ago

    That’s a lot of money for a guy who’s 31 and only has 2 good seasons as a starter to his name…

    • Justanotherfantoo 4 years ago

      I disagree completely, Brian.  I think he’s a better pitcher than CC and that he’s less of an injury risk.

      I think the Angels just signed their second ace for the price of a middling #2 or less.  I think it’s an amazing deal if he stays healthy.

  88. baybombers 4 years ago

    hey whats going on with kendry morales?

  89. TheReturnOfMrBlanks 4 years ago

    Living 15 mins from the The Big A just got a whole lot nicer =) 

  90. HolaAmigas 4 years ago

    And now it’s time for the Lakers to get Howard and Paul….MUAHAHHAH

  91. Wrek305 4 years ago

    Cj wilson aint even mexican let alone some kind of hispanic decent. Why would he turn his back on the far better rangers team. Angels overpaid for pujols and winless wilson. Rangers win AL WEST third straight season. Mark my words

  92. Ben-Dessa Anderton 4 years ago

    I am not sweating either signing. The Rangers have come so far and are in overall good shape despite losing what many thought was their best SP. I think losing Lee the previous year was a tougher pill to swallow then losing CJ. There has to be a reason the pitcher savvy Nolan Ryan did not really make much of a push. I trust he knows much more then I do about the team. The Rangers have a lot of young SP locked up for a while that have begun their climb up the ranks and I think Derek Holland will now be the ace and ultimatly be a legeit ace. In terms of Pujols, well that was a shocker but who cares. He is a great hitter but he is just one hitter. The Angels have now put a time window in place to when they can and will attempt to win it all. I much rather the Rangers approach which is patience and good savvy front office moves. While the Angels might appear to be a favorite, we should all know better then to count on this. Who picked Stl to win the Series and who ever thought Tx would play in consecutive Ws? Will they make a 3rd in a row? Maybe not but I like their chances much more then I have ever before.

  93. He went from pitching in Texas to pitching in Anaheim with the best defensive OF in baseball. his stats might even get better for the next couple seasons

    • MB923 4 years ago

      The Angels do not have the best defensive OF in baseball. 

      • If its Hunter, Trout, and Bourjos.. who is better? Hell, Wells is not bad at all in LF

      • $14878247 4 years ago

        I’m a Jays fan btw and I’d have to disagree. Bourjos can fly. I mean it. I’ve seen this guy play several times last year and him alone in the outfield is worth two outfielders.

        Peter Bourjos can fly.

        I’m thinking his feet don’t touch the ground when he runs, so that’s a lot of kinetic energy NOT lost due to non-conservative forces assuming air-drag is negligible. (physics exam tomorrow).

  94. Rich Maharg 4 years ago

    I would take Weaver,Haren, Wilson over any rotation in the Al by far. They are the favorite to win the Al with the signing of Pujols. Pujols Morales and Trumbo. You are looking at an incredible lineup. And an even better rotation.

    • I think they need to trade one of Trumbo/Morales

      Lots of OFers on the roster. Need another good bullpen arm, maybe a 5 starter

      • MB923 4 years ago

        I think they will get more for Trumbo than for Morales, even though Morales is a better hitter I’d say.

        • they might send Morales to triple A for a month, I seriously doubt they wanna trade either one of them.

        • they might send Morales to triple A for a month, I seriously doubt they wanna trade either one of them.

      • Solution: Trade Abreu for a back-end pitcher or bullpen help. Move Trumbo to 3rd, yes he will have his issues but they will work out. Let K-Mo DH.

  95. Kyle Gorgonio 4 years ago

    best day in Angels free agent history

  96. Richard Weisz 4 years ago

    they arent handcuffing themselves at all, they just got that new TV deal with fox for 3Billion $$$$, gotta spend money to make money!!!!

  97. But JeDi did good, no?

  98. stresspuppy 4 years ago

    siths always come in pairs…

  99. Umm Wilson walked away from a 90m 6 year deal from the Marlins to sign with the Angels. Mad respect for Wilson now.

  100. InLeylandWeTrust 4 years ago

    You win this thread just for calling him Michaela

  101. Michael DeTorrice 4 years ago

    Im not jealous, but i feel that stock piling talent does nothing good for baseball, i know it doesnt guarantee playoffs or championships, its the principle, look at the yankees, biggest waste of stock piled talent period. Show some intelligence there Mary, then you can call me names.

  102. Joesebastian6 4 years ago

    Dude have you ever written on the M’s website?

  103. Joesebastian6 4 years ago

    Dude have you ever written on the M’s website?

  104. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    Pujols will have the nicer ring though 😀

  105. Chipper_is_GOD 4 years ago

    Pujols will have the nicer ring though 😀

  106. David Bailey 4 years ago

    It’s happened multiple times. The Yankees, for example, have done it at least twice. The A’s did it in the 80s-90s. The Rangers will do it 2010-12

  107. Fred Schaefer 4 years ago

    A’s won 3 in a row in the 70’s.

  108. Nathan Fenstemaker 4 years ago

    The Tigers from 1907-09

  109. Jason_F 4 years ago

    Your future is bleak if you are too lazy to confirm a false statement by simply typing it into google and rather typing out said false statement.  

  110. Nylund 4 years ago

    I count that it’s happened at least 14 times (I could have missed some).  The Yankees have actually been to 4 world series in a row three times, and even 5 times in a row twice.

    Quick list:
    Cubs: 1906-08
    Tigers: 1907-09
    Giants: 1911-13
    Yankees: 21-23, 26-28, 36-39, 49-53, 55-58, 60-64, 98-01
    A’s: 29-30, 72-74, 88-90
    Cards: 42-44
    Orioles: 69-71

    Note that if it wasn’t for 1954 and 1959, the Yankees would have been in the World Series every year between 1949 and 1964!

  111. WasianCU 4 years ago

    This is everything you have been hoping for Spliffey.  The Angels went out and signed 2 huge contracts which you have been spamming about all winter.

  112. Nick Sossamon 4 years ago

    He doesn’t need to be an ace, and the deal isn’t that bad considering the current market.  If he can be a solid #3 for at least 3-4 years of the contract then it’s worth it. 

  113. welsh27 4 years ago

    If you legitimately believe Pujols is past his prime you are desperately mistaken. He had a down year with .299/37/99 in a year he spent injured. If he his past his prime with those numbers then I would still take him over the rest of the market. Wilson goes from pitching in hitter’s paradise to a pitcher’s park, and Pujols can elongate his career via the DH spot. It does cripple the payroll long term unless the Angels can ship a 1B, Abreu, or more importantly Wells. If they do ship them, financially they will be alright in the future due to the increase in market size and revenue. 

  114. welsh27 4 years ago

    If you legitimately believe Pujols is past his prime you are desperately mistaken. He had a down year with .299/37/99 in a year he spent injured. If he his past his prime with those numbers then I would still take him over the rest of the market. Wilson goes from pitching in hitter’s paradise to a pitcher’s park, and Pujols can elongate his career via the DH spot. It does cripple the payroll long term unless the Angels can ship a 1B, Abreu, or more importantly Wells. If they do ship them, financially they will be alright in the future due to the increase in market size and revenue. 

  115. Christopher Grubb 4 years ago

    hahahahaha as an M’s fan you love the NFL

  116. Ta-Kuan Fuan 4 years ago

    How so? We have a new 20yr/$3 billion tv deal set to kick in, Abreu and Hunter’s contracts are both up after next season and Wells’ contract will be done in 3yrs. The team will also be built around Trout, Bourjos, Kendrick and Trumbo by then along with Pujols of course, so there’s no real need to continue spending on big free agents.

  117. Joesebastian6 4 years ago

    just saying a I see more hate from you hear than anything else  no need to get offesive:p mr too lazy to look at google and get trashed on for it:) haha

  118. Jason_F 4 years ago

    Notice that I said false statement….because I already know that it is.  Off the top of my head, I already know for a fact that the A’s and Reds did it in the past 40 years.

  119. Jason_F 4 years ago

    Notice that I said false statement….because I already know that it is.  Off the top of my head, I already know for a fact that the A’s and Reds did it in the past 40 years.

  120. Jason_F 4 years ago

    Good for admitting your mistake, but, seriously, do you see how backwards it is to make a statement like that when you could’ve easily spent the same amount of time looking it up and not making yourself look bad?  It’s not just you, but an entire generation that has taken this strategy and run with it.  It’s really kind of sad…

  121. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    You are the Michelle Bachman of MLBTR.

  122. As an American (s)he loves the NFL, as an M’s fan (s)he loves NPB.

  123. Shu13 4 years ago

    I have no doubt in my mind that a deal is in place or close enough that he feels confident to open his wallet that much….ONLY thing that makes sense….

  124. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    No one better to offer such advice. BoSox fans were poppin’ bottles way back in December of last year.

  125. DZN1 4 years ago

    Hunter is $18.5MM and Abreu is $9MM.  We pay 2.5MM for Kazmir in 2012.  That means 2013 is down close to 30MM.  Abreu may not have a spot to play in 2012 anyway and Torii will probably be replaced by Trout so the team will look like this for at least 2-3 more years depending on Aybar and Kendrick’s intentions in 2013.

  126. Good God the Yankees won three in arow in 98-200 then lost to Arizona in 2001

  127. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    good job.

  128. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    M’s fans do.

  129. chico65 4 years ago

    Not to mention more of them.

  130. chico65 4 years ago

    Look at his username.  I’m not sure I’d expect his memory to be too good.

    Now, where did I leave those papers…

  131. HolaAmigas 4 years ago

    Yeah, I’m really hoping they do.

  132. “How much money do you really need?” – Jered Weaver

  133. oz10 4 years ago

    You are going to bash him for being lazy when you are too damned lazy to even write a sentence that makes sense.

  134. MB923 4 years ago

    “A lot” – Albert Pujols 

  135. Yankees420 4 years ago

    I love spliffs.

  136. MarinersFan24 4 years ago

    It all revolves around the Pujols deal. There has been plenty said about that contract already.

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