Sources are reporting that Albert Pujols, the 3-time MVP and best hitter in baseball, has agreed to a 10-year, $254 million deal with the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim. He is leaving the St. Louis Cardinals, where the star has played his entire career up to this points, just weeks after carrying them to a second World Series title.
The move comes as a shock because the race for his services had only been reported as being between the Cardinals and the recently located Miami Marlins. It is also the richest contract in baseball history, topping Alex Rodriguez's 10-year, $252 million deal.
The Angels also locked up arguably the top pitcher on the free agent market, CJ Wilson, to a 5-year, $77.5 million deal. The Angels are now rivaling the Marlins for the "most aggressive offseason" title.