The Los Angeles Angels signed Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson on the exact same day this past offseason in a stunning turn of events that generated headlines for weeks.
Between the two of them, Pujols got all the attention at the time. He was the true superstar, and it was clearly going to be him who would lead the Angels back to the top of the AL West, and maybe to the World Series too.
Yet here we are nearly three months into the 2012 regular season, and Wilson has been the better signing of the two.
Like, by far.
He hasn't gotten the attention he deserves, but Wilson is putting together one heck of a season. He currently has the best ERA in the American League, and he hasn't given up more than one earned run in a start since the middle of May.
Wilson has steadily been moving up in my weekly AL Cy Young award rankings, and he's reached a new high this week.
Here's how the top five is looking right now.
Note: Feel free to check out last week's rankings.