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Albert Pujols: Will deal be good for the Angels in the long run?

December 8, 2011 |  8:25 am

The Angels signed Albert Pujols to a 10-year deal for at least $250 million.

While that agreement gives the Angels a slugger whose career is on a Hall of Fame trajectory, is the deal beneficial to the team in the long run, considering Pujols won't exactly be a spring chicken a decade from now?

Most baseball players are in decline by about age 34. At the end of Pujols' contract with the Angels, he will be 41.

It seems as if the Angels are investing in three potentially franchise-changing years with Pujols, but they could be doling out millions upon millions to a player past his potential in years to come.

Everything considered, did the Angels make a smart move? Join the conversation by voting in the poll or leaving a comment below.


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Photo: Albert Pujols will be 41 at the end of his contract with the Angels. Credit: Sarah Conard / Reuters