|Albert Pujols at his Monday press conference.|
Yes, I intend to collect my money.
Pujols reports to spring training. Surprise. It would be a big story if he didn't:
TEMPE, Ariz — Albert Pujols announced Monday that he was skipping training camp, citing writers' cramp from the exertion of inking his $240 million contract.
Pujols has been a great player, and he's probably still got some mileage on his tires, but I fully expect the Anaheims to regret the contract before it's all over. The total exceeds what Artie Moreno paid for the franchise by some $50 million.
It's frequently discombobulating to see a great player with a different team, but in this case the visual shock may not be so great. The Angels and the Cardinals both rely on a bright red as their primary color.
Pujols in Yankees pinstripes, that would be a jolt to see.