Weighing risk, reward with Albert Pujols

Updated: December 8, 2011, 5:57 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Buddhists, psychiatrists and people better adjusted than I am urge us to be mentally present. Dwelling too much on what has happened, what is about to happen, what could happen or oh God, please don't let that happen feeds into a cycle of stress and anxiety.

This happy moment, now, is where I try to dwell as I contemplate the stunning, game-changing acquisition of Albert Pujols by the Los Angeles Angels. The dark worries about the future are prowling around, but for now they're outside ...

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