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Monday, January 09, 2012

Angels Hoping They Can Get Mike Napoli Back Now That They Have Albert Pujols And C.J. Wilson To Trad

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ANAHEIM, CA—After spending $330 million on big-time free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels officials said Monday they now feel they have the pieces in place to make a trade for former Angels catcher Mike Napoli. “At first we thought we could make a run at Mike by offering a player-for-player trade, but we ultimately realized the Rangers would probably want more than just C.J. Wilson,” said general manager Jerry Dipoto, adding that getting back the lifetime .264 hitter is the team’s top priority. “So we signed Albert Pujols. And if the Rangers aren’t willing to accept both of those guys, which I completely understand, we’ve already inked a $140 million contract with Prince Fielder.” Dipoto said that when he presented the deal to Nolan Ryan, the Rangers president was speechless, prompting Dipoto to throw in every single Angels draft pick through 2034.

alec Posted: January 09, 2012 at 04:01 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jobu is silent on the changeup Posted: January 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4032528)
Stop it.
   2. Pujols Shot Ya Posted: January 09, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4032601)
I chuckled when I read the headline, so they've done their job in my book. Even though they'd have to wait until midseason to trade either one right?
   3. Rally Posted: January 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4032610)
The headline gives it away as parody. But the partial headline made me hopeful. Hoping that the complete one was like "Angels hoping they can get Napoli back now that they have competent GM".

At the very least they could talk in general terms about spending big to upgrade catcher, drive the price for a Ranger extension up a bit.
   4. Johnny Slick Posted: January 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4032647)
The Onion > Fangraphs when it comes to humor, that's for sure.
   5. Tuque Posted: January 09, 2012 at 10:06 PM (#4032779)
The thing is, unless Anaheim's willing to eat some of the salary on those contracts, the Rangers probably wouldn't take that trade.
   6. Johnny Slick Posted: January 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4032827)
THE THING IS, UNLESS ANAHEIM'S WILLING TO EAT SOME OF THE SALARY ON THOSE CONTRACTS, THE RANGERS PROBABLY WOULDN'T TAKE THAT TRADE, MR. PRESIDENT
FTFY

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