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Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

Posted on: January 15, 2011 3:11 pm
Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak has vowed to remain tight-lipped on his efforts to sign Albert Pujols to an extension, but did share one detail with reporters on Saturday: It gets done by the start of spring training, or Pujols becomes a free agent after the season. The first baseman's agent, Dan Lozano, set the deadline at Pujols' request.

Pujols has made it clear he doesn't want to be distracted by contract issues during the season, but it was unclear precisely what the deadline was. Mozeliak has talked recently as if opening day was the target, but apparently the timeline is shorter than that. Pitchers and catchers report to Cardinals camp on February 14, with the full squad reporting February 19.

So yeah, John, it's only the most important contract in club history, and rioters will probably tear down the Gateway Arch at the mere thought of Pujols in pinstripes. No pressure.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 7:31 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

he will not be a yankee, though yankee fans think they will jus buy anyone they want...he will get contract ext. b4 start of season

Since: Jan 25, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2011 7:24 pm


Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 7:22 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

If Pujols dosen't sign in the limited amount of time he has imposed, a trade will have to happen before the start of the season. The Cardinals can ill afford to have the Pujols circus continue through the season. Teams that can pay will bring some good everyday players and prospects in a trade.

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 7:03 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal


Nobody is owed anything for x years of service.  He already got paid for those years.  The contract should be based on his future productivity potential.  Or you could be like the Yankees and overpay. 

Since: Jun 28, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 6:42 pm

Few St Louis Dolts

The few in here yammering are validating the Good People on Cincinnati's view point that the St Louis fans are a bunch of whiny Dolts . Other words are usually used . Oh yeah,  They won the Central Not You and You are Not the Favorite this year . Hmmmm Walt got your tongue?

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 6:31 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

Yeah, and if my Aunt had balls she would be my uncle.  The Reds?  Seriously? How was the attendance this year with a playoff team?  Maybe they should have Ocho Homo play for them too.

Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 6:18 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

The Twins will wait for him if he isn't signed this year. Love to add him to our team.

Since: Jan 24, 2007
Posted on: January 15, 2011 6:10 pm

You are an idiot

If Pujols was on the Reds,this post would never be seen. Your whole city is one of LOSERS!

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: January 15, 2011 5:59 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

I hope he comes up dirty!

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 15, 2011 5:53 pm

Agent sets deadline for Pujols deal

Maybe Pujols can jump on LeBron's bandwagon and have the "Decision Part II"...

Outside St. Louis, NO ONE CARES...

I, for one, am tired of prima donnas like Albert Pujols, LeBron James, and even Derek Jeter, trying to hold their team hostage for absurd amounts of cash.

Owners have more bucks than brains, or they would dismiss these fools like trespassers.

It would be nice if the policy was, after a fair offer ( I think $250 mil for Pujols is more than fair), to have no further negotiations with them, and no one offer more than a fraction of the original figure. It won't happen, but what will they do, go to Japan ? Of course not.

It's the same frame of mind that fueled the PED generation of's all about "me".

So, I hope he gets his mountain of cash, and the team that signs him can't afford a batboy, much less a team to play with Pujols. 

Pujols would be a bartender without baseball.

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