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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: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:47 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

You are right my man 100%,best pitching staff in the league,i'll say Boston 2nd.(PEACE),




Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:44 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

Ireland...the only problem with your comments are not that Pujols should be making more, but that any Athlete(lol) be making that much to begin with. A baseball player none the less. Not exactly a contact sport. Peyton Manning getting paid 25+mill per season (16 or 18 games) is absolutly obsurd. Let's see them "rough it" with only 10 million a year....Ohhh the Humanity of it all.
It's not a matter of one being jealous, it's a wonder why athletes act the way they do. They get paid ridiculous sums of money and for what, living out a dream? Then we read about the Antoine Walkers of the world. So he doesn't want to talk turkey during the season because it may affect his performance. Well that's not very professional, even for a guy making only 20 Mill per. So now after getting paid so much money over the years by this team he says NO. Feel bad somewhere else Jackass.



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:32 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

...With all due respect, there is NO comparing Roy Halliday to any pitcher in baseball, PERIOD! Unlike any other pitcher that switched leagues, namely AL to NL, has the transition been as seemless as it has been for The Doctor. Wainwright has been doing it consistantly for what, 2 years. The Doc, for over a decade. No Comparison at all...Cardinal fan.
There is NO pitching staff that even comes close to what the Phillies have assembled. I mean really. Doc, Cliff, Ozzie, Hamels and probably Kendrick on the back end. That is plain silly, look-out a 120 win season on the horizon.



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 7:11 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

I agree jcj1 your team is very very good. I want to win the Central which will be tough this year and then play the Best. The Phillies are the Team to beat. It will be intresting this whole Year comparing Wainwright to Hallady - Carpenter to Lee - Garcia to Oswalt......
I like that the Cardinals have upgraded thier Hitting to compete with Phillies and I like the Cardinals Bullpen to yours. Cards have sarcificed Defense this Year but we still have Pujols-Molina- Rasmus to go Gold. We choked beyond words last Year and this will be the last Year for Loshe and Carpenter and that will save about 20 Mil a Year in salary to throw to Pujols staring next Year. It will all work out and it will be a battle in the Central and then a battle with the Phillies. National League will win World Series this Year



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2011 5:12 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

Are you serious??? Phillies have played Cards well year after year. Cards have good team but cant seem to finish. Phils have made it to NLCS with a sub par bullpen. I would like to see Phils Cards in playoffs, but Cards falter for whatever reason, Pujols or no Pujols. 



Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:51 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

Yes that is what I have been Posting here all along STL2WOFACE . I am using the word DISCOUNT because its 7 Years instead of 10 Years. Funny that I am using the word discount with the Total of 210 MIL. But I believe he has been underpaid and this will catch him up. He is one of the Greatest Players to put on a Cardinal Uniform and you know how Great the Cardinal Legends are and he is one of them.
Sign him for 7 Years and 210 MIL dollars. Lets then go out and Beat up on cubs-reds-brewers and then finally the phillies in Playoffs. I have no problem saying Our starting 3 stack up just fine with Philllies starting 3.




Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:40 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

Yes that is what I have been Posting here all along STL2WOFACE . I am using the word DISCOUNT because its 7 Years instead of 10 Years. Funny that I am using the word discount with the Total of 210 MIL. But I believe he has been underpaid and this will catch him up. He is one of the Greatest Players to put on a Cardinal Uniform and you know how Great the Cardinal Legends are and he is one of them.
Sign him for 7 Years and 210 MIL dollars. Lets then go out and Beat up on cubs-reds-brewers and then finally the phillies in Playoffs. I have no problem saying Our starting 3 stack up just fine with Philllies starting 3.




Since: Jan 20, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2011 4:03 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

 the best 1/2 punch in the National League in Carpenter and Wainwright???


Wow hahaha isnt roy halladay and cliff lee on the same team? halladay is the best right hander in baseball and lee is the best left hander in baseball. then you git roy oswalt and cole hamels who are are just as good as carpenter. no even close to what the phillies 1,2 punch is. or even 1,2,3,4 punch hahaha. that being said........

anyone and i mean anyone who thinks pujols making 30 million per season for 7-10 years isnt worth it is either insanely jealous and/or mad or your retarted. Im from philadelphia so im a phillies fan and i love ryan howard. i know how great he is but i also no how bad he can be. Ryan howard will be making 25 million dollars per season. if anyone in their right mind doesnt think pujols is worth 5 million more per season more than howard then they know nothing. honestly if there is anyone over the past 3-4 years that can compare to pujols producing offensively, it is howard. howard avgerage more homeruns and rbis a season then anyone since he has come into the league. But pujols can play defense can hit for a higher average then anyone in the league consistantly besides maybe ichiro and walks more then strikes out.

So basically if howard can make 25 mill a year then that means pujols could make 35 mill per year or maybe more. so if the cards dont lock him up for 7-10 for 30 a season then they will never recover from it...



Since: Feb 11, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:25 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

Haven't had time to read all the posts on this thread, so don't know if I'm being repetitive or echoing others thoughts, however what immediatedly came to mind that this was a topic that inevitably had to be addressed. The St-Louis Cardinals have left this matter of signing Albert Pujols to this , that we are sure of! Why have the Cardinals left this to reach this point of degree.Many possibilities , but in my mind nothing encouraging for Cardinals fans. The Cardinals have been a enjoying a relatively FREE ride with with Pujols. So why not pay up now to keep locked up, arguably ( by most) the most prolific hitter in baseball today!
 Only reason I can fathom is his elbow troubles, the Cards have been riding this for a few years now, their team Doctors, whispering to the brasses ears, " any day now". Was obvious to me if the Cards wanted to invest in Pujols in a big way ( i.e. the salary he deserves today) they would have had the surgery performed a couple of years ago. Somehow believe the Albert Pujols and St-Louis Cardinals history will not be a Hollywood " and everybody lives happily thereafter" story.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 30, 2011 3:23 am
 

Pujols/Lohse/Berkman

If you're Mo, do you really want to be remembered as the GM that couldn't sign Pujols???  With that being said...i am SHOCKED that kyle lohse is making $10+ million a season.  Take his money and Berkman's $8mill and you have $18mill right there to give pujols...now throw in another $10mil and i'm SURE pujols would stay in st louis for $28mill per.....
Granted, berkman only has a one year deal (not sure about the length of lohse's contract)......
I agree with a previous post saying the Cards front office could have locked him up a few years ago but did not do it.  Instead they give Holliday huge money.  It's a true mystery.........did i mention that i cannot believe kyle lohse makes $10mill?  Why not dump him, give his spot in the rotation to young shelby miller.....also, i hope colby rasmus is going to cover some MAJOR ground in center this year...because i cannot think of a weaker defensive tandem in left and right field than holliday and berkman.  By the way...are the cards still going to rely on ryan franklin as a closer? 
It's time to raise parking and ticket prices and sign pujols. He is the face of this franchise....if they let him go....will they sellout any games?  It's time for the front office to get creative and figure something out......


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