The Albert Pujols sweepstakes had been surprisingly quiet up to this point, but that all changed Thursday morning. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney and Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed Pujols to a 10-year contract that will pay him approximately $250 million.
The deal is said to a feature a no-trade clause, as per Brown’s report.
Pujols’ old team, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins were said to have been in contention for his services. On Wednesday night, however, reports began leaking that the Marlins were balking at Pujols’ high price tag and had withdrawn themselves from the proceedings.
Despite a late entry into the sweepstakes, the Angels clearly brought enough to the table to sweep Pujols off his feet – both financially and otherwise.
Stay tuned, Opposing Views will have more reaction and analysis from this deal as news breaks.