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The Los Angeles Angels are paying Albert Pujols a lot of money to hit home runs.
In the first year of a $240 million contract, the Angels’ new slugger was expected to add a massive power presence in the middle of the lineup. But for more than a month, Pujols was still without a single home run.
Not really an ideal situation for a team that won just 11 of their first 28 games and found themselves 7.5 games out of first place in the AL West on May 5, dead-last in the division.
By my math, Pujols stands to make $74,074 every single time he plays a game this season, so he had already banked $2,148,148 before he left the yard for the first time on Sunday afternoon.
Now, those four season tickets, hotel suite on every road trip and every other perk he is contractually…