I'm an Angel fan!
The Pujols contract has been awful, of course, but it was for 10 years and his performance tailed off quickly. Having that along with Hamilton's even worse deal was a clear issue. Giving Pujols ABs when he's a replacement level player (or worse) over the last three seasons was organizational stubbornness.
The Nationals had a good experience with the Scherzer deal. Maybe they will luck out twice.