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MARTINMVP
01-05-2010, 06:53 PM
Rumored all day, official as of earlier this afternoon. I think Cardinal fans have a right to be happy going into 2010.

Figuring out how to keep Albert Pujols around will be the next hurdle at some point...

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100105&content_id=7878386&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Marqhead
01-05-2010, 08:02 PM
It's a lot of money, but it definitely keeps them as the favorites in the central with Holiday and Pujols in the middle of the order and Carpenter and Wainwright at the top of the rotation.

Dibbs
01-05-2010, 08:05 PM
Wow, that's a LOT of money. He is a good player, but definitely not a superstar. Looks like the crazy contracts are back despite a slow economy.

soltrain21
01-05-2010, 08:44 PM
WAY too many years. Yikes.

doublem23
01-05-2010, 08:49 PM
Wow, that's a LOT of money. He is a good player, but definitely not a superstar. Looks like the crazy contracts are back despite a slow economy.

In the National League, he is.

MarkZ35
01-05-2010, 08:51 PM
Something for all those cubbie fans to cry about tommorrow on the radio.

soxinem1
01-05-2010, 09:36 PM
WAY too many years. Yikes.

Hate to say it, but he is not worth it at all, good economy or bad.

Now, how will they pay Albert his 10 yr, $300 million deal?

Shoeless_Jeff
01-05-2010, 09:42 PM
This is a nightmare for Cubs fans.

chisox616
01-05-2010, 09:47 PM
Too many years for my tastes. But this is a great step in the resigning of Pujols. He wants a winning commitment? I'd say there's about a $120 MM commitment right there.

Twins_Morneau
01-05-2010, 09:55 PM
Too many years for my tastes. But this is a great step in the resigning of Pujols. He wants a winning commitment? I'd say there's about a $120 MM commitment right there.

Thats a real good point, some of the money could be for pursuading Albert to Re-Up.

MARTINMVP
01-05-2010, 10:27 PM
The folks on CardsClubhouse.com are saying that MLB Network tonight has been suggesting that Miguel Tejada may be heading to St. Louis as well...

Waysouthsider
01-05-2010, 11:31 PM
Thats a real good point, some of the money could be for pursuading Albert to Re-Up.


I thought about this too...I'm just wondering where they find the funds to keep them both.....wow....

:scratch:

GAsoxfan
01-06-2010, 10:45 AM
I thought about this too...I'm just wondering where they find the funds to keep them both.....wow....

:scratch:

I'm sure the Cards front office wouldn't agree to any contract that would keep them from re-signing Pujols.

GAsoxfan
01-06-2010, 10:51 AM
In the National League, he is.


I agree. His numbers from last year (including the struggles in Oakland) would put him 8th in BA and 12th in OPS in the NL last year.

Personally, I think it's a good contract for the Cardinals. Especially when you consider the positive impact it will have on re-signing Pujols.

thedudeabides
01-06-2010, 11:03 AM
I agree. His numbers from last year (including the struggles in Oakland) would put him 8th in BA and 12th in OPS in the NL last year.

Personally, I think it's a good contract for the Cardinals. Especially when you consider the positive impact it will have on re-signing Pujols.

It's a little long, but he probably is a top ten hitter in the NL, and will be 36 at the end of the contract. That's not bad for a corner outfielder. Also, it's being reported some of the money is deferred, so it will cost the Cardinals $15 million annually.

Pujols is all but a lock to return to the Cardinals. His one demand all along was to get him some protection, and apparently Holliday is who he wanted. The Cardinals wouldn't do anything to put themselves in a position to lose Pujols. They have money. The real question is how do they keep Carpenter and Wainright longterm now?

veeter
01-07-2010, 09:45 AM
I'm for anything that hurts the cubs. Go Cards.

russ99
01-07-2010, 09:54 AM
WAY too many years. Yikes.

I'm a bit shocked the Cards caved to Boras' demands.

May be tough to keep Pujols now...

GAsoxfan
01-08-2010, 09:10 AM
May be tough to keep Pujols now...

Do people honestly believe this? There is no way in hell the Cardinals do anything to jeopardize a Pujols extension.