A reminder for Angels fans (and everyone): David Freese had one of the most clutch performances in history
While Halos supporters might not be thrilled to lose Peter Bourjos' defensive wizardry, they can be happy knowing they're getting a guy who has one of the most amazing achievements in baseball history on his resume.
Freese's performance in the 2011 postseason was unreal. He won the NLCS MVP after hitting .545/.600/1.091 in that series against the Brewers. But even that looked humdrum compared to what he did in Game 6 of the World Series against the Rangers. With the Cardinals facing elimination, he had two of the most clutch hits in MLB history in one game -- first a two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the ninth to tie the game, and then a walkoff homer in the 11th to send the Series to a Game 7 (which St. Louis won).
So as the Angels try to get back to the postseason, let's just say this is a guy you want on your team when you get there. And he's definitely thinking about it after being reunited with Albert Pujols in Anaheim. "Remember what we did last time we played with each other?" he texted Prince Albert after the trade. "Let's go try to do that again."