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Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:50 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2011 7:19 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

We already knew Albert Pujols signed a gargantuan 10-year contract worth over $250 million to play for the Angels. What we didn't know initially was how the contract would break down. Considering the Angels went into the offseason saying they couldn't drastically increase payroll, it's not overly surprising that Pujols' contract is reportedly backloaded pretty heavily. From Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com:
Pujols will make a base salary of $12 million in 2012 and $16 million in 2013, said a source. His salary will gradually increase until it surpasses $30 million annually near the end of the deal.
Crasnick also notes that Pujols agreeing to have a lower salary in the next two seasons helped the Angels afford to sign starting pitcher C.J. Wilson. Then again, getting paid over $30 million when he's surpassed 40 years of age doesn't exactly sound too shabby for Pujols.

Also, Crasnick reports the deal has taken a while to finalize because the it includes a "personal services contract with the Angels once [Pujols'] playing days are done."

Pujols turns 32 this coming January, so he'll turn 42 before the final year of this contract. And, again, he'll make over $30 million that season. While Pujols has been the best player in baseball for a while -- finishing in the top five of MVP voting 10 of his 11 seasons, it's hard to see him being worth anywhere close to that salary in 10 years. The Angels are obviously counting on him earning back the entirety of the deal in the first five to seven years.

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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:51 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

The yankees mets red sox phillies angels are ruining baseball



Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:29 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

I can just see albert's numbers at age 42 when he "earns" $30 million: .262 batting average, 11 homeruns, 56 RBI. Gee albert you saved the best for last didn't you?



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:22 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

Matt you are a little slow on the uptake.... The reason you forgot to mention, or don't know, why he will be paid this much when he is 42 is because....wait for it.. HE WILL BE THE ALL TIME HOMERIN KING BY THEN, clearly making him worth way more than 30 million for those years... The press and adulation he will garner for being the clean home run champ will make the angels way more than the 30 mill....


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:22 am
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Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:04 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

He was all for the money. The Cardinals and Marlins both matched the Angels offer, but there was one difference. The Cardinals and Marlins had a large chunk of the money being for performance bonuses. I guess Albert did not seeing himself being able to perform well enough to earn the bonus cash.
The guy has been the best player in baseball for the last decade and was NEVER paid like one.  If the Cards were serious about keeping Pujols -- they would have extended him years ago and rewarded him for the discounted years he played in St. Louis.

As far as going to the Marlins -- it was never going to happen.  Miami is doing a good job of putting a quality team together, but as long as the Phillies have those three at the top of their rotation, the rest of that division is going to be playing for 2nd place.

Also -- why would ANYONE sign a performance based contract when he has guaranteed money sitting on the table???  That is pure stupidity.  To put it in perspective -- If you had two job offers and one was 100k a year and the other was 70k a year but with commission you could EARN up to 100k a year -- Which Job are you going to take?!?!  Talk about a no brainer.




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:02 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

sell-out and a coward

Would you say the samething about Alex Rodriguez?  Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Jayson Werth, etc?



Since: Apr 30, 2007
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:51 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

309 DAYS AND COUNTING YOUR A GREAT FAMILY MAN


- said the guy who spent 7 hours posting on here Christmas day.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:40 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

So what is this crap Brian? You told me you were going to stop doing that stuff!You know your father just had a heart attack 8 weeks ago.If he finds out what you've been up to it will kill him for surel.Remember what the judge told you last time? This time you wont get out.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:15 am
 

Report: Pujols contract heavily backloaded

I wonder when his real birth certificate will come out.  Betcha he is already 35.



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 4:58 am
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