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Pujols deal will surpass $30M per year

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08:17 AM ET 12.30 | Credit Albert Pujols for making things slightly easier -- in the short term, anyway -- for his new team. [Pujols] was on the receiving end of one of the most lucrative contracts in professional sports history. ... But he also made some accommodations to help his new club land another prize catch this winter. Pujols agreed to a backloaded deal -- taking significantly less money in the first two years -- to aid the Angels in their pursuit of free agent pitcher C.J. Wilson, baseball sources told ESPN.com. Pujols will make a base salary of $12 million in 2012 and $16 million in 2013, said a source. His salary will gradually increase until it surpasses $30 million annually near the end of the deal.

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December 30, 2011  08:32 AM ET

This is a very old story now. Give it a rest.

December 30, 2011  08:38 AM ET

so what the article is really saying is the Angels may be competitive for a couple of years ... then be stuck with an aging star and lopsided contract and not be competitive for the last eight of his contract ...

December 30, 2011  08:43 AM ET

He's a helluva team player.

December 30, 2011  08:47 AM ET

How on earth will he scape by on $12 million this year?

December 30, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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so what the article is really saying is the Angels may be competitive for a couple of years ... then be stuck with an aging star and lopsided contract and not be competitive for the last eight of his contract ...

Yes, exactly. He will handcuff them when he can't hit and is getting $30mil. This deal just gets worse and worse.

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December 30, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Scape?

Playing miss spelling this morning, are we?

Hello.

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December 30, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Awfully dark and gloomy outside! Not to mention FREEZING!I hope Florida is warm in late January!

Just had to rub it in, didn't you?

I am answering phones again this morning.

December 30, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Hello!! Just bustin' your "you-know-whats."

My polyp?

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December 30, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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Do you have more than one?

Not any more.

December 30, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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Well, would you rather it was beautiful and sunny and you had to answer phones?

I suppose not. But you're right. It is dreary outside.

December 30, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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How on earth will he scape by on $12 million this year?

Clip coupons?

December 30, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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Awfully dark and gloomy outside! Not to mention FREEZING!I hope Florida is warm in late January!

It was a bit chilly this am - 49. Heat warmers are nice tio have. It's supposed to be 70 today.

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December 30, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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It was a bit chilly this am - 49. Heat warmers are nice tio have. It's supposed to be 70 today.

I may reconsider sending you the bacon video I got from Sith yesterday, if you keep rubbing it in.

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