Albert Pujols to LAA Angels: Ranking 5 of the Biggest Traitors in Baseball

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Albert Pujols to LAA Angels: Ranking 5 of the Biggest Traitors in Baseball
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Looks like we know who's aiming for the "Biggest Spenders During Hot Stove" award will be this year: the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim. While last year the crown might have gone to the Boston Red Sox for managing to grab both Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, the Angles have managed to break the bank today on a blockbuster.

Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $255 million deal, and before you could catch your breath, that was quickly followed by the announcement of signing C.J. Wilson at 5 years, $77.5 million.

Though millions of Angles fans are now rejoicing at the potential of an immediate World Series contender and finally a west coast team to take on the American League East, the St. Louis Cardinals' legion can have nothing but a bitter taste in their collective mouths.

Granted, this isn't the first time a high profile and beloved player has made the jump to the enemy, but it doesn't make the hurt any less.

Here are five other big-name baseball traitors who left their longstanding teams.

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