Mo Vaughn was one of the top sluggers of the ’90s but he also has the distinction of being one of the worst free agent signings in MLB history. The Angels signed the Red Sox slugger after the 1998 season for six years, $80 million. As SI’s Cliff Corcoran notes, Vaughn saw his production plummet when he left Fenway Park after the 1999 season (from a 148 OPS+ in his last six seasons there to a 117 OPS+ in his first two seasons in Anaheim), after which his body began to break down. He missed the 2001 season and was traded to the Mets that summer. (Harry How/Getty Images)
CORCORAN: The 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in MLB History

Mo Vaughn was one of the top sluggers of the ’90s but he also has the distinction of being one of the worst free agent signings in MLB history. The Angels signed the Red Sox slugger after the 1998 season for six years, $80 million. As SI’s Cliff Corcoran notes, Vaughn saw his production plummet when he left Fenway Park after the 1999 season (from a 148 OPS+ in his last six seasons there to a 117 OPS+ in his first two seasons in Anaheim), after which his body began to break down. He missed the 2001 season and was traded to the Mets that summer. (Harry How/Getty Images)

CORCORAN: The 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in MLB History

Mike Sciosia (14) and Fernando Valenzuela jogging during workout after the 1981 player’s strike. Sciosia’s current squad, the Angels, acquired Albert Pujols in the offseason. Is that enough for them to win a World Series? (Andy Hayt/SI)
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Mike Sciosia (14) and Fernando Valenzuela jogging during workout after the 1981 player’s strike. Sciosia’s current squad, the Angels, acquired Albert Pujols in the offseason. Is that enough for them to win a World Series? (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Albert Pujols | Iconic Dodgers Photos
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VERDUCCI: Team-by-team breakdowns, predictions

It’s been 30 years since Reggie Jackson landed in California to help turn the Angels into World Series contenders. Though Jackson led the Angels to the ALCS twice (1982, 1986), he was never able to get them to the World Series. Can Albert Pujols have more success as he gets ready for his first season in Anaheim? (Andy Hayt/SI)
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It’s been 30 years since Reggie Jackson landed in California to help turn the Angels into World Series contenders. Though Jackson led the Angels to the ALCS twice (1982, 1986), he was never able to get them to the World Series. Can Albert Pujols have more success as he gets ready for his first season in Anaheim? (Andy Hayt/SI)

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Life is good for Albert and Deidre Pujols today. The three-time MVP inked a reported 10-year, $250 million contract with Los Angeles. The Angels also signed C.J. Wilson, making them an instant contender, writes SI’s Tom Verducci. (Steve Erle/SI)
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Life is good for Albert and Deidre Pujols today. The three-time MVP inked a reported 10-year, $250 million contract with Los Angeles. The Angels also signed C.J. Wilson, making them an instant contender, writes SI’s Tom Verducci. (Steve Erle/SI)

VERDUCCI: A change in mindset led to Angels shopping spree
VIDEO: Do these signings make the Angels instant contenders?
GALLERY: Rare photos of Albert Pujols