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Old 02-16-2011, 01:55 PM   #73
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Good for STL. A 31 year old first baseman doesn't deserve 10 years, $300 million. Regardless if he's the best player in the league or not. They'd be horribly crippled with that contract after the first 5 years.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #74
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I hope he goes to like Japan or something and plays baseball there
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Good for STL. A 31 year old first baseman doesn't deserve 10 years, $300 million. Regardless if he's the best player in the league or not. They'd be horribly crippled with that contract after the first 5 years.
I somewhat agree...but...to what extent has STL already profited from having (under)paid Pujols from when he initially signed the deal until now?

Its not like they should expect to break even now that they REALLY have to pay Pujols, but by comparison of what arod and howard were getting, STL has been getting Pujols on the cheap. They've made money hand over fist during the Pujols years. . .
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #76
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Re: The Albert Pujols Saga

Recent tweet from Ken Rosenthal:

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If true, that's an absolute insult and I'm extremely disappointed in the Cardinals organization.
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:33 PM   #77
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If true, that's an absolute insult and I'm extremely disappointed in the Cardinals organization.
Wow. I'm sorry, but that's a major lowball if true. Never thought I'd say that about a $20 mil/year offer...
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:45 PM   #78
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Pujols pretty much deserves about 7Y 200 M dollar contract. A lot more or less than that means the cards are probably thinking about rebuilding or trying to punch themselves.
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #79
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NOT getting a deal done prior to this season I don't think bodes well for STL. I think that the Brewers are heavy favorites to win that division, and Cincy is still strong too. If the Cards fail to make the postseason again, Pujols will be on the move. . .
The thing is the Brewers is trying to cash in on what will likely be Fielder's last year; I doubt they are as good in 2012 as they will be in 2011.

However, paying anyone that much money (unless you have a gigantic payroll) can really financially hurt the team, and make it harder to put pieces around a player. They're basically putting at least 40 M into Holliday and Pujols, and maybe over 50 M into those two and Carpender. That's a lot of money in three guys.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #80
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FWIW, Jon Heyman is reporting that the Cards' offer was 8 years at 200M+, which makes more sense. Also makes sense that Pujols would reject it, as someone will offer more once the season ends, barring a catastrophic injury.
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