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Now, while Anaheim isn't like New York or Philadelphia in terms of hard-to-please fans, I'm sure Angels fans had plenty of expectations for Pujols coming into this season given his reputation and shiny new 10-year, $254 million contract.
Clearly the transition hasn't been going too well for both parties. Pujols' problems seem to be never ending, leaving some Angels fans questioning the team's investment.
The pressure of meeting high expectations after coming off of a World Series victory and landing a large contract can take a heavy mental toll on any player, and it has definitely affected Pujols this season.
He's never really had to deal with anything like this since receiving a big contract in St. Louis after winning the World Series five years into his career. Even then though, he had already found his comfort zone with the team and the fans.
Now he's in a new place, and has to prove he was worth the money to his new fans.