Albert Pujols has signed with the highest bidder. Given what we know about today’s day and age, that should come as a shock to absolutely no one who pays even a little bit of attention to professional sports. As Yahoo! Sports’ Tim Brown reported Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Angels swept in out of nowhere and offered Pujols a monstrous 10-year contract that is believed to be worth between $250-$260 million. The last reported offer from St. Louis was in the range of $210-$220 million, so as you can see Pujols decided to take the extra $30-$40 million and run.
Most fans would probably take it too, but good luck getting them to admit that. You certainly won’t hear anyone in St. Louis admitting it, as evidenced by the LeBron James treatment the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gave Pujols on the front page of their website after the deal was announced.