CJ Wilson to Angels Along with Albert Pujols

Clay ThomasContributor IIDecember 8, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24:  C.J. Wilson #36 of the Texas Rangers is removed from the game by manager Ron Washington in the sixth inning during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The Texas Rangers have some catching up to do as the Angels have signed C.J. Wilson to a five year, $75 million contract.

How does this affect the Rangers? For starters, they no longer have the best rotation in their division.

I also have a feeling that Pujols will follow in the footsteps of one Vladimir Guerrero and completely demolish the Rangers pitching staff day in and day out.

However, the ball is still in the Rangers court, as there are many free agents still available.

Yu Darvish, as reported by MLB.com at 2:15 this morning, will be posted for availability in the MLB.

The Rangers could sign Darvish, but like Daisuke Matsuzaka, it could take upwards of $100 million.

Prince Fielder's agent also met with Jon Daniels and the Rangers front office last night at the winter meetings. Nolan Ryan is hesitant to say that the Rangers are pursuing him, but after all the events, talks will surely heat up.

One thing is for sure, the Angels want their division back.