SJ - May 6, 2021
Albert Pujols isn't off to a great start. The 41-year-old (maybe older) isn't hitting his weight through 24 games. His current .198 batting average is well below his career .298 average.
On Thursday his time in Los Angeles came to an end. The Angels decided not to let him finish out the final year of his 10-year deal and designated him for assignment.
The Los Angeles Angels are releasing future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols today, per sources. Pujols is in the final year of his 10-year, $253 million contract.
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) May 6, 2021
Another failed monster contract has come to an end, although the Angels are probably on the hook for some of that money for several more years. Why let him go in the last year of his deal? Only the Angels can answer that.
They're a complete dumpster fire of an organization and are wasting the talent of one of the best players in the game. The move might be a thank you to Pujols by giving him the opportunity to finish his career on a team that doesn't suck.
Again, who knows. Pujols isn't the only reason the Angels find themselves in the basement in the AL West yet again.
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