Thursday, December 08, 2011

Albert Pujols Is Coming To L.A....

...adjacent.

Damn.

MLBTR: Angels to sign Albert Pujols.

UPDATE (Sax) 9.09a: ESPN.com: 10 years, $250M.

38 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

Go to hell, Frank. I blame you for this

MR.F said...

Arte Moreno wins again. This is seriously Frank's fault.

Spank said...

I want Taylor Negron as my agent.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Unquestionably Frank's fault, but we still do the time. That's a long-ass deal though (long ass-deal?)

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

It sucks right now, but when Albert's 41 and needs a walker to get to the batter's box, we'll look like geniuses.

Franklin Stubbs said...

Angels move up a few spots on the SoSG Stubbs shit list, now just behind the Jints. Philly and NYY, your move.

Franklin Stubbs said...

@MLASC

Yes, but Angels fans will be even more insufferable until then. This will not stand.

Jason said...

This means Matt Kemp's contract is still the largest in NL history for the time being. So we got that.

Hideo Nomo said...

Any chane we can poach Kendrys Morales?

Then again, would we want to?

Hideo Nomo said...

^ chance

Jason said...

Footnote: the Astros hired the Cardinals scouting director as their new GM so Logan White stays put.

I'll contribute my stash of *cries* I'd normally use over the next couple hours to St. Louis fans.

MeanieBreanie said...

Just saw that the Angels may be close to signing CJ Wilson. I love the Dodgers but you must admit that Moreno & Scioscia are putting together one helluva team. I know there is rivalry but for an outsider looking in LA wins either way.

(Dodges objects being thrown her way)

Jason said...

Dylan Hernandez is reporting the details of Harang's deal: 2012 $3M, 2013 $7M, $2M buyout on a 2014 option.

So essentially, Ned expects Harang to be three times as valuable in 2013 than he does in 2012. Hopefully he will still feel this way when he is the assistant scouting director for the Giants in 2013.

DelinO said...

Who cares. Medieval Times is still the only reason to go that far south on the 5.

Dusty Baker said...

Ned is currently assistant scouting director for Giants.

Dusty Baker said...

Morales is penciled in to be DH for Hellos.

And he's coming off major injury - why would we want that? Plus, he's not a former Giant.

Alex Cora said...

Houston Astros are the ones who are really pissed off since they have to face him for another 10 years.

DodgersKings323 said...

The deal doesn't piss me off, it's just the trolling this will bring because of the perception. I would not have overpayed that much for these guys, i just hope we can at least get Pena or Beltran to save some face..........

Also if you guys haven't read the book "Veeck as in Wreck" i'm telling you to do it!

karina said...

@Delino what about Disneyland?

I was daydreaming about CJ Wilson wearing Dodger Blue.

*cries*

rbnlaw said...

FUCKINGODDAMNSHITPISSFUCKSHITGODDAMMIT.

We coulda had Wilson.

FUCKINGGODDAMNSHITMUTHAFUCKAFRRANKGODDAMNMCCOURT.

rbnlaw said...

Wily Mo Pena?

DodgersKings323 said...

This is how the Cards come out on top: Sign Prince Fielder. Same player, just younger and cheaper?

rbnlaw said...

So, how's about that whole Loney arrest thing???
*coughnontendercough*

Dusty Baker said...

MDIL tells me Dodgers had an official release on Loney arrest. Far cry from the TMZ "journalism" angle.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Loney arrest thing is nothing. He's our first baseman.

Factoid from SF radio on the drive in this AM across the Bay Bridge: Gnats budget = $140M. Dodgers = $90. Staggering difference and we're going to beat the piss out of them, and they know it.

Also going to enjoy beating the piss out of the Angels next year with our Bad News Bears of the West.

GRRRRRRRRRRR

rbnlaw said...

PPR,
I like your moxie. Still think the Dodgers might non-tender Loney.

Mainly because Ned has spent the winter with his head up his ass.

el montanero said...

What are you all complaining about? We got Adam Kennedy AND Aaron Harang!!!


(cries)

Dusty Baker said...

Well said, PPR!

rbnlaw said...

Hell with that el M; the Dodgers signed Misty May as a wife of some catcher who can't hit.

Yipee!

Dusty Baker said...

How can JLo afford a Maserati on his salary?

el montanero said...

Well, here's hoping the Angels enjoy all the success of last year's Red Sox. Better yet, that they win just as many World Series titles as they did during the Mo Vaughn and Vlad Guerrero eras.

Wicks said...

Short term this hurts but in years 5-10 on this contract Anaheim is going to be not happy with this deal at all.

Fernie V said...

It is going to hurt less then ManRam and Andrew jones signings.

rbnlaw said...

@el M

I was all ready to point out that Guerrero was with them in 2002, then I checked the roster. Funny, that team won a WS with guys like Benji Gil, Shawn Wooten, and Jorge Fabregas. Just shows, a solid starting 8 (including Dodger Adam Kennedy) and a workman-like rotation (later to add Lackey) can get it done.

Maybe PPR is on to something here.

#Angelscurse

karina said...

I want Kuroda.

I hate you, Frank Mc Court and while we're at it, Ned Colletti acts like he knows nothing about baseball.

MeanieBreanie said...

It was a bonehead manuever for Frank in not landing Kim Ng back in 2005. Insteald we got Ned. I vote Karina for the job. She could do a helluva lot better.

Spank said...

@ karina

I don't think Ned is acting.

karina said...

@Meanie @Spank *cries*