Albert Pujols Flees Cardinals Nest for Historic 10-year $250-$260 Million Deal with Los Angeles Angels
St. Louis Cardinals free agent first baseman Albert Pujols has signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a record 10 years at $250-$260 million dollars according to reports.
The Cardinals had planned to talk with Pujols’ agent one more time Thursday before heading home. But sources told Olney that the Cardinals’ latest offer was for nine years and a little less than $200 million. That would have made him the fourth-highest paid first baseman. With the Angels deal, he is tops.
On Tuesday, many pundits believed that Pujols was close to signing with the Miami Marlins who had already signed all-star Jose Reyes and others.
Pujols was NL Rookie of the Year in 2001 and a 9x All-Star in his 11-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals. He won two World Series Championships while in St. Louis.
He will be 41-years old at the end of the contract which includes a full no-trade clause.