I want Albert to be my Valentine Halolinks:
- Not only is he the best player in baseball, but he now has the weather on his side: For Albert Pujols and Angels, numbers don't lie ... or do they? - latimes.com. ""Nobody has brought up how being on the West Coast should benefit Albert," said McGwire, who ranks 10th on baseball's career home run list with 583. "He'll get away from the Midwest summer heat and into cooler nights with less humidity. "I played in Oakland for 11 years, and when we came back from a hot summer city it was refreshing; your body felt a lot better. I truly believe the weather, plus using Albert as a designated hitter, will add three years to his career."" And then...
- Question No. 1: Albert Pujols and new scenery - ESPN Los Angeles. "Each of the three scouts, who spoke on condition of anonymity, seemed to think Pujols was poised for some monster seasons in the early part of his deal. They don't envision much of a transition period to a new set of pitchers and hitting backdrops."
- This article is just bizarre. It has a conspiracy theory-type of vibe to it that kind of creeps me out: Did Moreno Mastermind The Pujols Deal? - Modern Times. "The Wells deal, which probably cost Reagins his job, just seemed like the latest in a long line of disastrous baseball moves made by the Angels of late. But was it? Was the Teixeira fiasco and the train wreck that followed really just a mistake made by an inept, conservative front office? Or was Arte Moreno making a series of moves that would make the Angels a surprise player for Albert Pujols." And then, to make it even more creepy, HALOWOOD shows up with his comment, "Scotty Allen - Let us not forget that Moreno's supposed "inability" to resign Mark Teixeira resulted in Kendrys Morales hitting 34 HR's as his replacement and the Angels compensatory pick was used to draft Mike Trout, who would become the top prospect in baseball. " And then this guy with the voice of reason: "Phil Meyer · CSU San Bernardino - This is the dumbest article i've ever read."
- Jeff Mathis is still in Tim Brown's thoughts: Arrival of Albert Pujols lets Angels continue owner Arte Moreno's plan to win over fans in Los Angeles - Yahoo! Sports. "Granted full confidence by Moreno, new GM Jerry Dipoto traded a decent young arm (Tyler Chatwood) for a catcher (Chris Iannetta) who’d be something more than four automatic outs a night."
You all are invited to the wedding.