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Commentary: Albert Pujols was not the star the Angels wanted him to be – Los Angeles Times

Albert Pujols was the best player in baseball when the Angels signed him in 2011, but he couldn’t match his accomplishments from his St. Louis days.



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In the end, the Angels cut a guy batting .198. No big deal.
And that, unfortunately, is the legacy of Albert Pujols with the Angels: No big deal.
He got a big deal: 10 years and $240 million, and 4,000 fans chanting and cheering at his introductory news conference.
Im a marketing guy, Angels owner Arte Moreno said that day. I just thought, What does it mean to our fans to bring a player of this caliber here?
In the end, it meant almost nothing.
Pujols arrived in Anaheim as the best player in baseball,…

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