Following a disappointing 2011 season in which the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim missed the playoffs, owner Arte Moreno spared no expense in his attempt to insure that didn't happen again.
He signed three-time National League MVP Albert Pujols to a 10-year deal worth upwards of $240 million. Hours later, he also inked left-handed pitcher C.J. Wilson to a five-year, $77.5 million deal.
Upon hearing the news, Angels fans began dreaming of a World Series win in 2012. But the addition of Pujols and Wilson is not the only reason for such optimism.
There are several other factors that could make the Angels the favorites to win it all in 2012.