BREAKING NEWS: PUJOLS TO ANGELS
The game’s best player has finally made his decision and has elected to take his talents to South…ern California.
The deal is rumored to be between 250 and 260 million dollars for 10 years with a full no-trade.
Because of the legacy and establishment that Albert Pujols had built up in St. Louis, the rumor was that he would need 40 million dollars more than the Cardinals were offering and a full no-trade; the Marlins, who until recently were in the bidding, refused to budge on the latter, making it look as if taking the Cardinals re-signing their franchise cornerstone was all but a formality. Then Arte Moreno decided he could expand payroll far greater than originally thought.
It should be noted that when Alex Rodriguez signed his current 10-year pact with the Yankees, he was the same age as Pujols.
In 11 years with the Cardinals, Albert Pujols won 3 MVP’s and finished second 4 times. He led his team to 3 pennants and 2 World Championships.
Personally, I’m torn. The baseball fan in me hates that Pujols will not spend his entire career with one team; the Brewers fan in me won’t miss facing that bat 18 times a season.