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Pujols trade not an option

Posted on: January 29, 2011 11:56 am
Edited on: January 29, 2011 5:13 pm
Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols would exercise his 10-and-5 rights to veto any trade proposal, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney, which leaves the Cardinals with two options: Sign him in the next three weeks, or hope to prevail when he enters free agency after the season.

The first baseman has said he won't be distracted by negotiating an extension once he reports for the season, which makes February 19 the deadline. If the Cardinals were to decide they wouldn't be able to afford Pujols, they could have softened the blow with a big haul they'd get by trading him to someone who wanted an impact addition and/or a leg up on courting him next winter. But if Pujols won't talk trade, the Cardinals will get nothing if they lose him (other than the two draft picks they'd receive for losing a Type A free agent).

Looks like it's all or nothing in the Gateway City.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:23 pm

Pujols trade not an option

The Cardinals are idiots for giving all that money to corner outfielder named Matt Holliday. I'm not saying it was a bad move baseball-wise, but when they signed him to that deal they essentially chose Holliday over Pujols. I would much rather have Pujols. If they didn't sign Holliday they would easily be able to afford Pujols. Pujols is one of the best (if not the best) everyday players in the game, and he wants to get paid like it. Simple modern-day baseball economics.

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:17 pm

Pujols trade not an option

The Cardinals have to sign him, Period. St.Louis and Cardinal baseball would never be the same. And anyone that is a Cardinal fan like myself would tell you the same thing.

Since: Aug 24, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:15 pm

Pujols trade not an option

Honestly if you think there's only 2 teams that could afford him your sadly mistaken, because i can think of about 12 that would make major changes to get the best player of our generation.

Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:14 pm

Pujols trade not an option

Agreed. Albert proved he only cares about money not the team or anyone else. He is now on the downside of his career and the Cardinals need to get younger and more team oriented players not selfish arrogant has beens. He is still a good player but no longer elite. The Cardinals need deeper pitching and a new manager also but if Pujols gets too mouthy tell him find a team and they can be your new employer.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:10 pm

Pujols trade not an option

Let him go. He has been an idiotic distraction the past 5 years running his mouth about MVP, contracts, other players, and playoff chases. Let hin go be a loser on some other team like the Los Mets who need a 1B to look pretty next to Jose Pepe Reyes. With or without him the Cardinals are going to win with that rotation of Garcia, Wainwright, and Carpenter. Pitching is what is important. Prince Fiielder is a free agent too remember that. I am sure the Prince would love to play for a contender and be able to stick it to his former team.

Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:09 pm

Pujols trade not an option

Just sign the man!!  Why would they even consider letting him go.  Pujols is the kind of guy that could put butts in the seats, sell gear, and help make the Cards some serious loot even after he retires.  The Yankees still make serious bank off of Mickey Mantle and Don Mattingly.  Pay him what he wants and reap the benefits for the next 30 years.

Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:07 pm

Pujols trade not an option

What is really funny for Pujols is that those are the only teams that would and the Sox have Gonzalez and the Yanks have Texiera.  So good luck Pujols in getting that contract.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 1:02 pm

Pujols trade not an option

He will be 32 by time he signs his next contract, his best years are behind him. Time to let the Yankees and Red Sox over pay him and move on.

Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 12:50 pm

Pujols trade not an option

As a Cardinals fan of course I'm a huge Pujols fan, but come on.  If they have to shell out $30 million per year, who else could they possibly keep?  The Rangers found that out with A-Rod.  Pujols is not going to win St. Louis any championships by himself, which is what would have to happen if he accounted for 1/3 of their payroll.  Take that $30 million and give it to 5-6 other players.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 12:09 pm

Pujols trade not an option

if they dont resign him they would make the biggest mistake in franchise history! the man is a beast never was linked to any PED and is very active in the community giving up his time for the fans. if i were fans of the cards id start sending the gm some letters letting him know how stupid he is for even waiting this long

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