ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s admiration for Albert Pujols is a well-known fact amongst Redbird fans. But even he thought it was a good move to let Pujols walk in the offseason.
Making an appearance on ESPN’s “First Take” Wednesday, La Russa told Stephen A. Smith he thought signing Pujols to a 10-year contract would have been a bad move.
The topic came up during a discussion on whether the Texas Rangers should re-sign star outfielder Josh Hamilton to a long-term deal.
Pujols shocked Cardinals nation in December when he left and signed with the Los Angeles Angels to a 10-year, $254 contract.
He is batting .288 with 30 home runs and 102 RBIs this season with the Angels.