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13 responses to “Albert Pujols Not Long for the Cardinals?”

  1. Butcher

    I can’t see the Cardinals letting Pujols go anywhere.

  2. 1060Ivy

    I can’t see the Cardinals signing Pujols and being able to sign another free agent pitcher who isn’t coming off the DL for the remainder of Albert’s contract.

  3. J Dub

    I gotta say, I don’t think I’d mind that so much. I mean, I want to hate him, but he’s really a class act. I can’t help but respect the guy.

  4. Dave

    I’d love to see the cardinals lock a 30+ year old up to a $200mil deal. With Holliday and Carpenter signed to big deals, they will have a ton of money dedicated to a few players and will have to fill in with a weak farm system. It could be worse than what the Cubs face now. At least we bring I’m enough to cover a bad deal or 3 and have a few decent prospects.

  5. Bric

    Pujols is a class guy but his ball playing days are numbered. He’ll finish like Sosa (also probably 2 or 3 years older than records indicate) …bouncing from one team to another as his body slowly filters out the steroids but continues to break down. I really hate to put a dark cloud on his career, but it is what is. Too bad Hendry didn’t see it in Soriano. At least the media in St. Lo see LaRussa’s players for what they really are- even if they won’t come straight out and say it.

    1. Cardfan

      Ya gotta let go, Bric! He’s clean. Surrounded by alot of dirt, but he is clean. Nobody in the StL media questions that.

      As for him going anywhere else – also wishful thinking. He will sign the biggest, longest deal in baseball that will pay him 8 figures into his fifties. It will keep him around and keep the payroll manageable. Hear me know, believe me later…

      1. Bric

        Cardfan! What’s up? I agree that they’ll somehow make a deal that will keep him there for probably another six or seven years. But you have to admit that whether he juiced in the past or not, he’s not Cal Ripken. All that future money’s gonna reallly squeeze their payroll. Do you think it’s worth it?

  6. art

    6-8 years at $25 mil, no way. you could get 2 very good younger players for that money and a lot less years. no one man is worth that much. you could get 2 Crawford’s for that money.

    who was the best hitter on the WS winning giants?

    now if it was up to Hank, lol, thank god for the business Ricky. I agree with Ricky on that, raise your own, if you need a part in July, trade for one. he’s looking for a long term winning team, not short term, like Hank’s been doing. so the fans get on him cause they want to win now. I do doubt his confidence in Hank.

  7. CubsFanatic

    I’d like to see what would happen if he signed with us. But then again, that would eat up the payroll and we NEED pitching. We have okay guys, but okay guys don’t win. I don’t need the WS rings or anything to watch my favorite team play, but it would be nice to see them make it past the first round of the playoffs.

  8. KB

    I hate to say it, but player’s of Pujols’ ilk tend to age well. By that, I mean, look at the 20 greatest players of all-time, and see how they performed deep into their thirties. They won’t put up the numbers they did at their peak level, but usually just a notch below, which in their cases, is still MVP-level.

    I don’t know if he’s juicing or not, but i do know that he’s one of the twenty best players who ever played. Sucks, but there it is.