Angels Notes: Pujols, Gonzalez, Aybar

The Angels will look to rebound from a 2-4 start to the season this weekend when they take on the Yankees in New York. Here are the latest Angels-related links…

  • Albert Pujols told reporters including Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com that he isn't sure if the contracts given to him, Prince Fielder, and Joey Votto are indicative of future deals for first basemen.
  • Pujols told reporters that he doesn’t miss St. Louis these days, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News tweets. "I'm way past that,” Pujols said. “I have a new family, new teammates."
  • Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said he is "looking under every rock" for relief help, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports. However, there aren’t many quality relievers available, according to the GM.
  • Dipoto said he is not pursuing any free agent relievers, so it doesn’t sound as though Mike Gonzalez is in the Angels’ plans.
  • The Angels are "making progress" toward an extension for shortstop Erick Aybar, Dipoto told Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. “I’m very confident that we’ll be able to get something done,” Dipoto said of Aybar, who's on track for free agency following the 2012 season.


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32 Comments on "Angels Notes: Pujols, Gonzalez, Aybar"


Yanks48
3 years 4 months ago

dam not even one bit Pujols? That’s kinda cold 

N1120A
3 years 4 months ago

You ever hear the interview his wife gave on that extremist radio station?  They feel pretty hard done.

3 years 4 months ago

Yeah, 22.5 million a year for 10 years is such a slap in the face….

Redsox33
3 years 4 months ago

It really is

JP
3 years 4 months ago

That extremist radio station is just a conservate, Christian radio station in STL that I listen to everyday.  Nothing extremist about it at all.

3 years 4 months ago

That is what made it bizarre.  To go on a christian station to rant about how the Cardinals offered too few millions of dollars.  Doesn’t sound very righteous.

JP
3 years 4 months ago

I really can’t argue with that point as I basically feel the same way.  He hasn’t been very humble at all during this whole situation.  My reason for replying on this was in response to the one poster’s comment about the extremist radio station.  Just because his wife went on there and said what she said doesn’t mean the radio station is extremist now.

blh2010
3 years 4 months ago

He does but he won’t admit it, he thinks if he’s says all this bitter crap it will hurt the fans and the team nope were all past that

3 years 4 months ago

Reporters just try to stir the pot.  The Cardinals, Pujols, and Fans have moved on.  They will both be just fine without each other.

Havok9120
3 years 4 months ago

 Yeah, until he plays there.

Trust me, as a Yankee fan who sees it with every free agent signing, the old team’s fans looooove to boo the player. A lot. Heck, doesn’t even need to be the old team. Teixera still gets booed in Baltimore every time he comes to town, and he hasn’t played baseball in Maryland since High School.

frontdeskmike
3 years 4 months ago

When Albert returns, he will get a standing ovation during his first at bat.  He will get booed during his second at bat.

Wainwrights_Curveball
3 years 4 months ago

Not sure what fantasy you are living in. The man is going to get booed relentlessly in his return to St. Louis as an Angel (and yes you can count on MLB scheduling an interleague match-up between the Cards and Angels in Stl next season).

CitizenSnips
3 years 4 months ago

Every time I see or hear about that I can’t help but feel embarrassed for O’s fans. I can see ribbing a player who decides to sign with another team for maybe the first half year after they sign but it’s been over three years, they need to stop being bitter.

Richdanna
3 years 4 months ago

If you were an Orioles’ fan, you’d be bitter, too…

David McCutcheon
3 years 4 months ago

With the way these Cardinals are playing–and with the way Pujols is playing–we don’t miss you too much, either.

leachim2
3 years 4 months ago

Yeah because 8 games indicate what will happen the whole season.

corey23
3 years 4 months ago

how about blevins and fuentes for trout? kthxbyeeee

Kingmojo101
3 years 4 months ago

Abreu and izturis for k-rod I’ll gladly do that deal

Kingmojo101
3 years 4 months ago

I think st Louis fans are going to say we don’t need Albert, in reality your going to need him when it comes down to July-September, it’s still way to early in the season and as everyone knows he is a slow starter just give him a month. Trust!

3 years 4 months ago

I think we can do without him acting like a 10 year old.

Havok9120
3 years 4 months ago

Which has nothing to do with the guy’s production.

Taskmaster75
3 years 4 months ago

But has everything to do with his clubhouse presence.

3 years 4 months ago

Albert is good an all but no player over 30 should ever get a 10 year contract.  Wait till year five when he is 37 and making more than anyone else on the team.  The cardinals got 11 years of young Albert at a cheap price.  The Angels can have a declining Albert at an insane salary.

TimothyStone
3 years 4 months ago

Plus we have Matt Adams to fill in for first who is young and already hitting 35+ home runs already and he is in early 20’s.  We don’t need Albert anymore, but it was nice to have him in his early years, we are free from paying him too much and suffering in other areas.  Now, we don’t have to do that and have younger talent come up and fill in the gap with less money involved.  

Ferrariman
3 years 4 months ago

Albert was horrible the first 2 months of the season, detrimental to the team type bad.  He needed a good second half to compensate just his salary back in 2011.  We won’t miss him too much, sure it would be nice but lineup is still stacked. 

notsureifsrs
3 years 4 months ago

it is so ridiculous to ever say that you won’t miss albert pujols

northsfbay
3 years 4 months ago

Card fans are the biggest homers in baseball. Before he signed, it was automatic that he would resign. After he signed with the Angels, they don’t need him.

3 years 4 months ago

I was at the home opener today. With the likes of Bob Gibson, Lou Bock, Red Schoendist, Bruce Sutter, Ozzie Smith, Stan “The Man” Musial… All Hall of Famer’s & all in attendance, it is safe to say Albert will not be missed. Plenty of greats coming out of the Cardinal organization. Call the fans homers if you like. But 11 championships can only be surpassed by the Yankees!

3 years 4 months ago

So are the Angels looking for relief help why not Gonzalez is he to expensive, or this another gm move where he says we are not going to do something before they end up doing what they just said.

3 years 4 months ago

The Angels now have to rebound from a 2-5 start!

InvalidUserID
3 years 4 months ago

Albert should just answer every future question with “St. Where? The Card-Whos?”.

3 years 4 months ago

he is… duh