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Old 12-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angels Sign CJ Wilson to five-year, $77.5 million contract,

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DALLAS -- Remember back in October when Angels' owner Arte Moreno said the team had no money to spend in free agency? He was evidently playing an incredible ruse on the rest of us. Not only did the Angels land the biggest fish of all Thursday morning -- signing Albert Pujols -- but they have also nabbed free agent starting pitcher C.J. Wilson with a five-year, $77.5 million contract, reports Jon Heyman. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler has confirmed the news and the dollar figure.

Wilson, 31, is a born-and-raised Californian. He was born in Newport Beach and attended high school at Fountain Valley. He then played college ball at Loyola Marymount -- in Los Angeles. In fact, the Marlins offered Wilson a six-year deal likely worth a good amount more money. Plus, there is no income tax in Florida. So, as opposed to the Pujols situation, Wilson wasn't chasing the money. Sure, he's not anywhere close to being poor, but it appears he left lots of money on the table to go back home.

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