Angels shock the baseball world

L.A. commits more than $330 million to land Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

Updated: December 9, 2011, 2:36 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- It takes a lot to shock the citizens of Planet Baseball. A lot of dollars. A lot of years. A lot of courage.

But the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have pulled it off. On an unforgettable Thursday morning at baseball's 2011 winter meetings, they stunned their sport and changed their world, all in one dramatic swoop.

All it took was signing the great Albert Pujols, not to mention the $77.5 million and five years they gave to free-agent starter C.J. Wilson. ...

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