One year after shocking the world with its signing of Albert Pujols, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have done it again.
And they've screwed over arch rival Texas in the process.
Sources confirm that Josh Hamilton - a former American League MVP who hit .285 with 43 homers and 128 RBI last year - has signed a five-year, $125 million deal with the Angels.
In stealing the free agent from the Rangers, Los Angeles bolsters a lineup that already includes Pujols and Mike Trout. That's fairly ridiculous.
It is now expected they will try to trade another bat (Mike Trumbo, sources believe) for a front-line pitcher along the lines of R.A. Dickey.
Hamilton is a recovering alcoholic who has been open about his struggles to remain clean and sober. He's exceptionally good at hitting a baseball.