The Los Angeles Angels have turned into the New York Yankees after trying to depend on their farm system to return to Major League Baseball's greatest stage since winning the 2002 World Series over the San Francisco Giants.
For years, the franchise has communicated to its fans that free agency wasn't the answer, failing to trade promising players like Dallas McPherson and Brandon Wood, but that's all changed with Thursday's moves to acquire first baseman Albert Pujols and starting pitcher C.J. Wilson.
Owner Arte Moreno's pocket book opened up this morning, giving new general manager Jerry Dipoto an endless line of credit.
Being a Southern California native and having experienced life in the St. Louis Cardinals organization as a member of the media relations department, I'm simply amazed by the 10-year deal that Pujols received.
Let's take a closer look at the deal that has baseball fans across the country abuzz.