(BaseballStL) – There were whispers on Wednesday about Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals reaching an agreement on a new contract and also the Miami Marlins offering BIG money to the slugger, but is it true?
These whispers of Pujols re-signing with the Cardinals were met with a “no truth” response from general manager John Mozeliak in an email to MLB.com, according to MLB.com Cardinals beat writer Matthew Leach.
The news of the potential signing was on radio personality J.C. Corcoran’s Twitter account. He simply tweeted “Albert to announce on Friday he’s re-signing with the Cardinals.” (Unsure of the context of the tweet, but it would be awesome if he was correct).
But there IS also a report that Mozeliak does plan to meet with Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano, at the GM meetings with the intent to re-sign his client at some point.
Also, Yahoo reported that the Miami Marlins offered Pujols a 9-year, $225 million deal (of course, it is speculation).
In short, I guess it is safe to assume that the rumors will continue to surround Pujols and the contract talks all offseason. But whatever happens, we plan to keep you up to speed until we know (for sure) where the future Hall of Famer lands.