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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: Nov 20, 2010
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:22 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

I'd tell management to suck it too, if I were the best in baseball and they wanted to sign and trade me.  Poney up the mula, you cheapies.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 30, 2011 12:14 am
 

Pujols trade not an option

1)  This is from "sources" not Albert himself, who supposedly wants to keep everything quiet, not broadcast the details.  I'd be surprised if it were true.

2)  Things change over a season, just b/c he has the power to veto any trade wouldn't mean he would.

3)  Buster Olney has never reported anything positive about the St. Louis Cardinals, so I doubt he would start now.  Anything he puts out cannot be trusted.

4)  Suck it Cubbies!



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2011 11:16 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

sign or trade for a decent 1b and load up on pitching and other positions.
Re-read the original article.  Pujols is a "10-and-5" player, meaning he has 10 years of MLB service, including at least 5 with his current team.  Therefore, he has absolute veto rights over any trade.  If Pujols has told the Cardinals he would not accept a trade, then no trade can be done, period.

cards sucked last year and pujols was basically mediocre.
.312 BA, 1.010 OPS, 42 HR, 118 RBI, more walks than strikeouts, a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger and 2nd in MVP voting.  Yeah, basically mediocre.  rolls eyes

if they pay him 30 mil per he'd better steal 100 bases and hit 100 homers and get like 250 rbis. with a .500 average. seems fair.
I don't understand your logic.  Pujols has made $89MM over his first 10 years.  Obviously, the Cardinals have gotten a sick bargain, given his career averages (.331 BA, 1.050 OPS, 41 HR, 123 RBI per season).  He's still got at least 4 years or so of prime production, as he's only 31.  Look at what 1B's like Ryan Howard and Mark Teixeira are making, and $30MM/year is hardly unreasonable for a player with Pujols' consistent excellence.

Remember, a player is going to go for whatever the market will bear.  Someone is going to show Pujols the money - for the Cardinals' sake, it had better be them.




Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:57 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

AGREED!! 7 YEARS/210 MILLION.. GREAT CONTRACT FOR BEST PLAYER IN THE GAME



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

Come on STL, its NOT the time to be CHEAP.. We have the BEST PLAYER IN MLB so pay him what he's worth..the Cardinals sell out at home and on the road cause of #5.. NO ONE is paying to see the other Cardinals..

Funny can't sign Pujols but sign OLD AND OVERRATED Lance Berkman to 8 million a year.. the Cardinals don't wanna win anymore!!



Since: Mar 31, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:32 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

PhillyPhan68

This whole article, heading and body, was about "Puljols Trade Not An Option". It was Pujols' statement, not the team's. It seems pretty easy to understand to me. Did I miss something?



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

and if i were the cards management i'd tell pujols to take a flying fork at the moon. sign or trade for a decent 1b and load up on pitching and other positions. cards sucked last year and pujols was basically mediocre. if they pay him 30 mil per he'd better steal 100 bases and hit 100 homers and get like 250 rbis. with a .500 average. seems fair. if albert can personally guarantee those #s then i'd sign him. i bet they sign him and he spends most of the season on the DL. that's how it usually works.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:10 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

why dont they just hand over the whole franchise to him. 30 mil per for any athlete is fuggin' ridiculous. but all the power to him.



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Pujols trade not an option

Don't be a Lebron!!! and Cards offer 7 years 210 million!!!  Get er done!!!


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