After landing the biggest deal of this year’s MLB offseason with the signing of Albert Pujols, the Angels went ahead and added the left handed CJ Wilson to their rotation. Sources say that Wilson agreed to a 5 year $77.5 million deal. After signing both of these All Stars, the Angels have now reached that $170 million a year pay roll, putting them in the same class with the Yankees and Red Sox.
Wilson and Pujols were said to be the top free agents on this year’s market. That is arguable with players like Jose Reyes available, but regardless, the Angels roster has enhanced significantly for the 2012 season.
Can the Angels take that step forward and become major contenders? We think so. Adding these two to anyone’s roster immediately brings you closer to that elite level. This puts the Angels at the top of our list for AL West Champs and has us seriously looking into a repeat title for Prince Albert.