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1 hour ago, Dtwncbad said:

Maybe Pujols learned quickly that no team had any interest in giving him real play time so he simply picked a stacked team to hopefully gravy train into a ring.

I also +1 to this. 
 

in order to be a pinch hitter extraordinaire don’t you have to be able to hit?

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39 minutes ago, Dochalo said:

I think there's more to this than people think and a chunk of it is coming from Albert.  

Unless the Cardinals had offered him a spot this is best case scenario for him.  For Albert it’s a huge middle finger to Arte.

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Not to sound like Trevor Bauer, but I'm tired of this team losing.  also... I Hate to sound like Captain obvious because I'm sure its been said, but I have to vent, this team has known it's main weakness is bad pitching and yet year after year it's always the band aid approach. When they did sign a big name pitcher it was CJ Wilson and well, we all know How that went  Pathetic.

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Just now, CaliforniaYankee said:

Not to sound like Trevor Bauer, but I'm tired of this team losing.  also... I Hate to sound like Captain obvious because I'm sure its been said, but I have to vent, this team has know it main weakness is bad pitching and yet year after year it's always the band aid approach. When they did sign a big name pitcher it was CJ Wilson and well, we all know How that went  Pathetic.

Interesting username.

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4 minutes ago, cals said:

Unless the Cardinals had offered him a spot this is best case scenario for him.  For Albert it’s a huge middle finger to Arte.

It might be an attempt at a middle finger.

Fail.  Pujols is the one that looks like an fucking fool. 

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2 minutes ago, Dtwncbad said:

It might be an attempt at a middle finger.

Fail.  Pujols is the one that looks like an fucking fool. 

I think you’re right we’re angels fans so Pujols could sign with the dodgers and hit 30 home runs

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About my user name....moved here in 79.   Reggie and Tommy John followed.   Adopted the team.  I always have had the spirit of NY.  I always have contented that are our money is as green as anyone in New York and we should demand more from  the Angel Organization.   This is a team that needs to build a winning tradition.  It has been so close in the past of doing so. 

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6 minutes ago, Dtwncbad said:

It might be an attempt at a middle finger.

Fail.  Pujols is the one that looks like an fucking fool. 

Says you.  Now.

He won’t look like the fool when the Angels finish in last place and the Dodgers win another World Series.  Which is very likely what is going to happen.

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And Pujols “looks like the fool” to you and like 10 other guys here.  On an Angels fan website.  To the media this is already a story of redemption and the proper send off for “one of baseballs all time greats.”

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19 minutes ago, cals said:

Says you.  Now.

He won’t look like the fool when the Angels finish in last place and the Dodgers win another World Series.  Which is very likely what is going to happen.

He will have nothing to do with that, but will look like a selfish little bitch gravy training opportunist.

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19 minutes ago, cals said:

And Pujols “looks like the fool” to you and like 10 other guys here.  On an Angels fan website.  To the media this is already a story of redemption and the proper send off for “one of baseballs all time greats.”

Yes he looks like a fool to me.  Yes.

To the media he looks like redemption?  That is hilarious.

How is he “redeemed” by signing to barely play with a team that doesn’t need him?

And you get a “proper send off” when you know when to go, not when you stick around to hurt your team.

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GEEZ -- gotta say - well played by the Dodgers Management here - although we'll see if the lustre of the PR coup wears thin when Pujols hits into about his sixth GIDP in a row......

but still -- what a PR coup by the Dodgers - already there are dates / games to mark on the calendar:

Memorial Day May 31- Wednesday June 2 -- St. Louis at Dodger Stadium

Friday August 6 to Sunday August 8 - three game series - perfect for Albert Pujols Appreciation Day, Albert Pujols Bobble-head night and Albert Pujols headed to the HOF poster night promotions - ANGELS at DODGER STADIUM

and the Grand Finale:

Monday night Sept, 6 to Thursday (day game?) Sept. 9 at BUSCH Stadium - DODGERS at St. Louis.

think they''ll sell a few tickets?

What a PR nightmare for the Angels.  And, YES - I think Albert's bat will come alive a key moments as he will be very motivated -- but let's see how much actual playing time at 1B he gets -- I think primarily PH, some DH vs AL teams and lot of Pinch runners for him.

this deal was about 5% about Dodgers filling a hole in their roster (what hole?) and 95% about poking a stick in the eye of the Angels and Arte (pay back for calling off that Stripling/ Pederson deal perhaps) .

Pretty effective and well played by the Dodgers IMO.

again, we'll see how well it looks when a few Dodger rallies get killed with Albert's GIDPs

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It would be funny if the Dodgers end up with more playoff wins with Pujols than the Angels. And Pujols ends up with more dodger playoff wins than Trout does with the angels 

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2 minutes ago, m0nkey said:

It would be funny if the Dodgers end up with more playoff wins with Pujols than the Angels. And Pujols ends up with more dodger playoff wins than Trout does with the angels 

If they do, it won't be because of Pujols. 

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AND YES - I'll be rooting for Albert to do well.

that September Dodgers at Busch Stadium four game set in St.Louis ought to be something.

and a proper send off for a true HOF player.  

Look - this is a big middle finger at Arte and the Angels - I get it - I still think the Halos handled the situation poorly and probably should have had that DFA discussion with Pujols in mid-March -- 

But as Angel fans (y'all can shout me down now if you want, it's OK) I think we need to rise above all that and hope that a true HOF'er who overall had pretty good stats for us for 10 years (not the St. Louis phase stats - but truly - who expected that?) gets to leave the game with the plaudits and farewell tour he absolutely deserves. I am rooting for him to do well. Even against us.  My respect for him and what he has meant to the game and the Angels leads me to that way of looking at the situation. (Disclosure time - I am also a Cardinals fan).

one of the things that has bothered me about Albert's Angels career is that the slow start he got off to that very first year defined his Angels time for the media and others and that was the perception. And - Yes - he got off to an awful start -- but he rebounded stat wise and his stats for about an 8 year period were pretty good - not great - not All Star level - but pretty good -- now -true the past 2 almost 3 seasons he was a liability on the base paths  (you could pencil in the GIDPs in the scorecard before the game started) and more recently on Defense at 1B - but overall - had pretty good stats during his Angels time.

 

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