Albert Pujols to Sign Monumental 10-Year $250 Million Contract with Angels
For the last week there was much speculation that Albert Pujols would join the Miami Marlins and create a Miami Heat-like high profile trio with Hanley Ramirez and Jose Reyes. The low revenue Marlins bowed out of the Pujols sweepstakes and many thought that Pujols would return to the St. Louis Cardinals, the only franchise he's ever been with. Then the Chicago Cubs were rumored to get the future Hall of Famer. However it was the Los Angeles Angels who stepped up and made a financial commitment that brought the slugger to California. The ridiculous contract is speculated to be a robust 10 years at $250. Based on that contract Pujols will “earn” $68,493 per day for 10 years. I would say Pujols is in the 1%. Pujols is 31-years-old so the Angels will probably not get their money's worth in the later years of this contract. Thankfully there was no hour-long show to announce where Pujols signed. Pujols won the Rookie of the Year award in 2001. He has a lifetime .328 batting average and has hit 445 home runs. Last season Pujols was bothered by an arm injury, but still was able hit .299 with 37 homers and 99 RBIs.