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Albert Pujols introduced as newest Angel [Video]

December 10, 2011 |  3:39 pm

Albert Pujols, the $254-million slugger formerly of the St. Louis Cardinals, was introduced to Angels fans and the media during a festive news conference on Saturday at Angel Stadium.

Owner Arte Moreno, who also shelled out $77.5 million to acquire Rangers ace C.J. Wilson, was on hand to enjoy the occasion.

The 10-year contract that Pujols landed is the second-highest in baseball history, behind the New York Yankees' $275-million deal for Alex Rodriguez.

Before the season began, the Angels were valued by Forbes at $554 million, the ninth highest in MLB.

How can Moreno pay Pujols, Wilson and the rest of the Angels? Thank Fox Sports, which struck a deal for the broadcast rights to Angels games for $3 billion.

Moreno, General Manager Jerry Dipoto and the Angels have been hard at work bringing in talent and finding a way to pay for it.

-- Dan Loumena