Blog Entry

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:11 am
  •  
 
Jerry DipotoBy C. Trent Rosecrans

While owner Arte Moreno's deep pockets and the rich California market make the Angels a perceived potential landing spot for any high-priced free agent, new Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that he probably wouldn't pursue either of the two biggest names on the free agent market, Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols.

"You have to be open to the possibility, but it's not something we're going to aggressively pursue," Dipoto told reporters, including the Los Angeles Times. "I don't think you're going to get a financial bargain swimming in that pool."

That pool is already $120 million deep for 2012, including the sucking vortex that is $48 million for Vernon Wells, Torii Hunter and Bobby Abreu. Moreno has reportedly capped the team's spending for 2012 at $140 million.

"Right now, it creates confinement, but it doesn't necessarily have to say that way," Dipoto said. "That's where you can be creative in building a 25-man roster, by not including all 25 guys who are on it today."

Dipoto did acknowledge the team had contracted the agents for top free agent starter C.J. Wilson

However, Dipoto said he'd prefer to explore the trade market than sign free agents.

"A complete overhaul isn't necessary," Dipoto said. "There are tweaks to make, holes to fill. We'll exhaust all possibilities."

For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @eyeonbaseball on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.
  •  
Comments

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 7:51 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

Who other than the Marlins is in on these guys?  No offence to the Marlins but if they can do a big chunk of what they are trying to do then they will kill that team for years.  It might be good for a year or two but all those too long for too much money contracts will kill them when all those guys start falling faster than they are right now.
Your not talking about Jayson Werth here or Adrian Beltre (who actually had a good season) your talking about a couple of the best player's in the game today. It's not every year a MVP winner is available via free agency. Like someone already said, The Angels are good at 1st base, so there is no reason for them to chase these guys. 
 
The Rangers,Cubs,Dodgers,Marlins & Cardinals are just a few of the teams trying to sign Pujols. One reason why I think Miami / Florida won't sign Pujols is because he's looking for like thirty million a season, there payroll is going to increase, but probably only up to about 90 million..so you can do the math that takes up a nice chunk. The Marlins are better off to go after Reyes and Buehrle (which they are). 

I'd still be happy to be an Angels fan, they already have a pretty good roster going forward. 



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

It's all good Angels fans!!! You guys will be able to bunt all your guys to home plate!!! lol



Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

Who other than the Marlins is in on these guys?  No offence to the Marlins but if they can do a big chunk of what they are trying to do then they will kill that team for years.  It might be good for a year or two but all those too long for too much money contracts will kill them when all those guys start falling faster than they are right now.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 12, 2011 5:41 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

Why is it a story if a team isn't going after a free agaent?  Can I expect a story on the Angels also not going after Ordonez or Reyes?  What about the other teams?  Are they going after Pujols or not?   I need to know.  CBS has opened tis can of worms. Please let me know what they are doing since there is nothing else apparently to talk about in MLB.
We are sorry if you don't read about every negotiation going on in baseball. 

It's a story I am guessing because usually The Angels are one of the front runners for top free agent talent. They strike out every year though, so this could either be the truth...or just a low key approach to attempting to sign someone. In reality, it's more the truth than anything. The Angels have way too many big contracts right now and I highly doubt they will raise there payroll towards 200 million dollars.

And to add, this article is here for people like yourself so your not asking through the whole F/A period if the Angels are going to sign anyone. 



Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 1:29 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

Why is it a story if a team isn't going after a free agaent?  Can I expect a story on the Angels also not going after Ordonez or Reyes?  What about the other teams?  Are they going after Pujols or not?   I need to know.  CBS has opened tis can of worms. Please let me know what they are doing since there is nothing else apparently to talk about in MLB.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

why do they have all these related links if they are just going to take you back to the same page? Stupid!

 

Where is the list of free agents?

theGM here is a link to all of the free agents that became available on Sunday October 30th, 2011 and could start signing with any team beginning on Thursday November 3rd, 2011: . Obviously you can remove Jon Papelbon from that list since he is no longer with the Boston Red Sox as he just signed a four year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. I hope this helps you out.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:55 am
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

While owner Arte Moreno's deep pockets and the rich California market make the a perceived potential landing spot for any high-priced free agent, new Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Friday that he probably wouldn't pursue either of the two biggest names on the free agent market, and .

With Mark Trumbo doing a great job this past season and Kendrys Morales possibly returning from injury next season the Angels are set at first base and really do not need Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols.

 

That pool is already $120 million deep for 2012, including the sucking vortex that is $48 million for , and . Moreno has reportedly capped the team's spending for 2012 at $140 million.

While these are some bad contracts this in my opinion is not the reason why they are passing on Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols.
Dipoto did acknowledge the team had contracted the agents for top free agent starter .
This in my opinion will be the Angels' top target in the free agent market. A front four rotation of Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson (who would probably slot into the third slot in the rotation) and Ervin Santana is a formidable one and would easily make the Angels a force to be reckoned with.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 12, 2011 11:48 am
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

why do they have all these related links if they are just going to take you back to the same page? Stupid!

 

Where is the list of free agents?



coodlink
Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: November 12, 2011 10:41 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: November 12, 2011 9:45 am
 

Angels won't join bidding for Fielder, Pujols

how about health bell


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com