This move expedites that pursuit. This is a high-risk move that shows that the Angels are willing to go to drastic measures to get their team back in contention and put Angels baseball on the map over the next decade.
Twitter has erupted in the wake of Pujols' quarter of a billion dollar deal. Here are some of the most memorable Tweets of the day.
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People love to gripe about the ridiculous contracts pro athletes makes. The Big Lead's Jason McIntyre points to how minuscule the problematic NBA contracts seem after this deal.
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ESPN's Richard Durrett says C.J. Wilson is expected to decide his future today. How will this whale of a deal impact the rest of the league?
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Football Outsiders Aaron Schatz inquires about the possibility of a name change upon landing the Pujols.
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Black Sports Online's Robert Littal points to the fact that Pujols was a free agent, therefor any angst he encounters would be unwarranted. He spared himself a great deal of harsh criticism by not torching the Cardinals on live TV with his "decision".
Update: Thursday, December 8th at 10:15 a.m. EST
ESPN's Jemele Hill thinks the Angels are making a big mistake. Will the high-risk move come back to bite the Angels?
Check back for updates as Twitter reacts to Albert Pujols heading to the Angels.