February 5, 2011

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN PAY HIM FOR THAT LONG...:

Sources: Cards balk at Pujols' demands (Ken Rosenthal, 2/05/11, Fox Sports)

Pujols, 31, wants a contract that reflects his status as the game’s premier player, one that likely would vault him ahead of Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who signed a 10-year, $275 million, free-agent deal at the same age.

Sources paint an increasingly pessimistic view of the negotiations.


...is if he agrees to take steroids for that long. A-Rod's post-steroidal deterioration is argument enough for not doing this deal. His OPS has declined for the past three seasons--down into the 800s now--and is no longer an above average SS but one of the worst fielding 3B in baseball. Albert plays an easier position but isn't even great defensively there.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 5, 2011 4:19 PM
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