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Angels Sign Albert Pujols And C.J. Wilson, Change Name To Devils

Arte Moreno has taken a page out of George Steinbrenner's book and has decided to sign both the top hitter and pitcher on the free agent market this winter. Coming out of nowhere as a mystery team, the Angels signed perhaps the best right handed hitter in baseball history in Albert Pujols to a 10 year deal worth $250 million dollars. 

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The Angels weren't done, though. Despite investing $250 million into the three-time MVP, the Angels signed now-former Ranger C.J. Wilson to a five year, $75 million dollar deal to join their already excellent pitching staff. 

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While the Angels' interest in Wilson has been well documented through the offseason, that they were able to enter the Pujols sweepstakes as the dreaded mystery team, sign him and then turn around and sign Wilson is nothing short of amazing. And devilish. And Yankees-esque. 

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The bright side? Pujols will be 42 (or so) and earning $25-26 million dollars with a full no trade clause. It's a deal that certainly will look silly in maybe as few as five years. But for now, the Angels just improved their team dramatically in a way that would make Steinbrenner proud.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.