Dec 8, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT
And the significance of that greatly reduced price? Seems that Fathead primary owner Dan Gilbert is having a little fun with the numbers here. Albert Pujols, who just signed with the Angels for $254 million over 10 years, is 31 years old … and will be 41 at the end of his contract. Thus, $31.41. (Discounted from $99.99). Not surprising that Gilbert, who also owns the Cleveland Cavaliers, would be taking a swipe at a superstar who left a small-market team for a larger one. In a tweet today, the Sklar Brothers (ESPN’s Cheap Seats) even called Pujols “Baseball LeBron.”
Yes, the boy who owns the Albert Pujols Cardinals Fathead is now the loneliest boy in town. Sad, really.
Further fun facts:
- According to Bodog Sports, the Angels’ odds of winning the World Series jumped from 22/1 before the Pujols deal to 12/1 today. The Cardinals’ odds dropped from 14/1 to 18/1.
- From @MacDabble, via Darren Rovell: Pujols will make $4,762 per pitch based on 750 plate appearances and seven pitches per at-bat.
- Re: Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Miami Marlins actually outbid the Angels for Pujols, offering 10-year, $275 million deal.
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