Category: Albert Pujols

Mike Scioscia: Expectations are Still the Same After Josh Hamilton Signing, but the Focus Should be on Starting Rotation

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In the battle for offseason headlines in Los Angeles, the Angels sure made their presence felt last week. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made the big splash last Thursday when they outbid all of baseball for Josh Hamilton, signing the outfielder to a five-year deal worth $125 million. The ...

“Lovable, Chubby” Pablo Sandoval Impresses Reggie Jackson With His Game 1 Performance

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are only two people on Earth other than Pablo Sandoval who know what he felt like Wednesday night when he hit three home runs in Game 1 of the World Series. One of them is Albert Pujols and the other is Reggie Jackson, who says Sandoval's three-homer World Series ...

Torii Hunter Believes the Los Angeles Angels Will Still Make the Playoffs

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels entered Monday six games out of first place in the American League West, but perhaps more importantly weren't even second in their division. The Texas Rangers lead the way and the Oakland A's were 3.5 games back as the Major League Baseball season has hit its ...

Lance Berkman on the Cardinals Replacing Albert Pujols with Carlos Beltran: “We Haven’t Lost Anything”

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

The defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals haven't missed a beat despite losing the best player in the game and their future Hall of Fame manager in the offseason. They're tied with the Dodgers atop the National League, two full games ahead of their pace from 2011. Lance Berkman joined ...

Mike Scioscia Admits that Angels Spring Training is ‘Different’ with Albert Pujols, Hoping New Offensive Power will Support Pitching Staff

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim went out this off-season and looked to address their lineup problems by adding a power bat. Albert Pujols was just what the doctor ordered for Mike Scioscia and an Angels pitching staff that lacked run support all season last year. This season the Halos ...

C.J. Wilson lives by the straight edge philosophy and didn’t have a clue the Angels were signing Albert Pujols until he checked twitter

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

C.J. Wilson is not your average ball player. He may have some unique qualities if that's what you want to call them. The former Texas Rangers pitcher lives by the "straight edge" philosophy, where he doesn't partake in drinking or smoking of any kind. Form your own opinion on how ...

Could the Los Angeles Angels Be the Philadelphia Eagles of Major League Baseball?

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

A decent season the year prior. A slew of big-name offseason acquisitions. A plethora of media hype. Could it be that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are simply a "Dream Team" statement away from going down the same path as the Philadelphia Eagles? Angels manager Mike Scioscia hopes not, after ...

Tony La Russa on Pujols Leaving Cardinals: “They understood they couldn’t afford him. Sometimes you gotta make that kind of decision.”

Monday, January 9th, 2012

For the first time since Albert Pujols broke the hearts of St.Louis Cardinals fans and signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, we hear from Tony La Russa. The former Cardinals manager makes some of the same points we here at SRI and others have made regarding the Cardinals ...

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak Knew the Chances of Re-signing Albert Pujols were Slim, Confirms St. Louis not in Prince Fielder Sweepstakes

Monday, December 12th, 2011

It may be hard for St.Louis Cardinals fans fans to realize this, but John Mozeliak made the right decision in not giving Albert Pujols the absurd contract he got from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball and was a big reason for ...

Acquisition of Albert Pujols Surprises Even Mike Scioscia

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The free-agent signing of Albert Pujols by the Los Angeles Angels was a huge shocker on Thursday, even if it was eventually overshadowed by the Chris Paul/NBA debacle. Even Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he was surprised, because just about everyone around the Angels organization thought Pujols was out of ...