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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 05:18 am
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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ti-brown_pujols_angels_agree_terms_120811

Albert Pujols leaves the Cardinals to go to the AL and play for the Angels.

It only (sarcasm) cost the Angels $254 Million over 10 years.

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I think this is great,on 2 fronts.

1-I hate the Cardinals

2-I'm a Cincinnati Reds fan and this does a whole lot to enhance their chances of winning the division.



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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 07:22 am
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Prince Fielder is probably a happy man right now.

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Congrats to the Angels on getting the best player in the game, and no regrets from this Cardinals fan. I think all we need is Berkman or Holliday to step up and we've got a great team.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 12:17 pm
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I think you guys still have one helluva ball team w/o him.  Which is why as a Reds fan I'm glad he's gone.



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katook wrote: I think you guys still have one helluva ball team w/o him.  Which is why as a Reds fan I'm glad he's gone.

I agree. Also, the local news is now full of stories like "the GM has suddenly realised he's got 20-odd million dollars a season to play with", so, while I very much doubt we'll do as well as this season, we should still be plenty competitive.

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 Posted: Fri Dec 9th, 2011 02:08 pm
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Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...



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Married Jo wrote:
Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...

Good call. Getting Fielder for a deal like this&saving over half the money youd have spent to keep Albert, would be a smart move imo. Plus, youre not tied down to a 10yr deal, like the Angels now are. Fielder still has a tradeable contract, not so much w/Pujols.



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That's the thing here, look, Pujols is hands down the best player in baseball and will probably go down as one of the best ever. That said, if I were a Cardinals fan, as sad as it would be to see him leave, I'm breathing a sigh of relief that it's the Angels that did that deal and not us. 10 years is just far too long a contract..over-pay a guy like Fielder now for a few years to keep your team great and do it knowing that the few million more a year you are giving him than he may be worth, the fact you don't have to do it for 10 years MORE than makes up for that..



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Married Jo wrote:
That's the thing here, look, Pujols is hands down the best player in baseball and will probably go down as one of the best ever. That said, if I were a Cardinals fan, as sad as it would be to see him leave, I'm breathing a sigh of relief that it's the Angels that did that deal and not us. 10 years is just far too long a contract..over-pay a guy like Fielder now for a few years to keep your team great and do it knowing that the few million more a year you are giving him than he may be worth, the fact you don't have to do it for 10 years MORE than makes up for that..

Exactly. Now the Cards have $100+million to spend, to bring in more talent, should they sign Fielder. They can get 2-3 guys, for the price of Albert. They could trade Fielder to another team in say 2/3 yrs, if it doesnt work out& theyre not on the hook for a truckload of cash. Yeah, 10 yrs for a 32 yr old player, whos starting to show signs of breaking down? Not a good move imo. Great talent, no question, too much for too many years.

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Married Jo wrote: Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...
I don't envision Fielder signing for half the years and less than half the coin Pujols got.

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My greatest fear - the Rangers respond to the Angels 'throwing down the gauntlet' and sign Fielder.  He could have a huge year in that ballpark in Texas.

Still thrilled by the Angels signing Albert, Wilson and Hawkins in one day.  The dollars don't match up, but Hawkins will likely end up being just as important to the team in a big picture sense.



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TXM wrote:
Married Jo wrote: Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...
I don't envision Fielder signing for half the years and less than half the coin Pujols got.


Alot of the folks at the winter meetings, kept saying he wouldnt get more than 5yrs & $100-$120 million anyway, which imo, is about right. No way hes worth anywhere near the Pujols deal, sorry, I just dont see it.



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thunderbolt wrote:
My greatest fear - the Rangers respond to the Angels 'throwing down the gauntlet' and sign Fielder.  He could have a huge year in that ballpark in Texas.

Still thrilled by the Angels signing Albert, Wilson and Hawkins in one day.  The dollars don't match up, but Hawkins will likely end up being just as important to the team in a big picture sense.

How about this:TX signs Fielder, then pulls off a trade for Hamels? Nice counter by the Rangers there? Plus, they save a bunch of $$. Im sure TX has some pieces the Phils would want kn return?



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Btw, nice "under the radar" signing by the Pirates, to steal Bedard for cheap? Steal of the meetings imo. That guy could end up winning 15-18 games for them. Also, nice job signing McCloth.

Good job Pirates.



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stingmark wrote: TXM wrote:
Married Jo wrote: Give Prince Fielder a 5 year, $100 million dollar deal, problem solved...
I don't envision Fielder signing for half the years and less than half the coin Pujols got.


Alot of the folks at the winter meetings, kept saying he wouldnt get more than 5yrs & $100-$120 million anyway, which imo, is about right. No way hes worth anywhere near the Pujols deal, sorry, I just dont see it.
No one thought Pujols was going to get 254 million, but he did. That number raises the bar substantially for Prince. He's not going to get Pujols money, but with Scott Boras representing him, an 8-year, 150 million dollar deal sounds about right.

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