Sportswriters have written about the Marlins pursuing this strategy when they put together at least on of their World Series teams. It seems to be the Marlin way, then break up the team after winning. I imagine that's why they would not want the no-trade clause for Pujols, and that they're planning a quick championship run and then move him and his contract along.
ESPN reported this morning that the cards came in with a 10 year 220MM deal. Very disappointed in the birds falling into the trap, if AP was all about the money then let him go to Miami.
IF true, I agree that this is really, really stupid. I appreciate everything AP has done for the Cards and the fact that he has been the best player in the game while being "underpaid" (if you can be underpaid at $16mil/) but that's no reason to jeopardize the future of the organization to make up for it. As someone else mentioned, I have no problem with 5 or maybe 6 years at $25-30mil/. I think you can justify that as long as he doesn't totally break down. It's the last 4 years of this thing that are going to kill the Cards.
Even a $20 million dollar contract to play baseball for one year makes no sense. People have becomed so conditioned that we think players are actually worth this kind of money.
I know Albert is just taking what the market will bear, but he probably thinks signing an autograph for some 10 year old kid while he is eating dinner is a bother.
Clone to the Bone with the up and coming IOWA STATE.
Well it looks like the Marlins are out of the Pujols sweepstakes. They just signed Buerhle to 4 years 58 mil.
Wow that is insane.
So who else is now involved? Cubs seriously thinking about making a run? Man that just doesn't seem like Epstein would like to do that when he needs to build a farm system. I don't see him going to the Angels at all, but heck, I dont know anymore.
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