I don’t know how much money Albert Pujols officially wants; I believe it could be $30 million per year for ten years. If that’s true, I say, 'Albert, thanks for the memories, it was nice knowing you and I wish you the best.'
Here’s why I wouldn’t pay number five $300 million: Is Albert worth $30 million dollars a year right now? Yes I believe so. Will he be worth $30 million in 2012? Most likely. And he probably will be in 2013 as well. But after that, absolutely not.
It’s ludicrous to think that Pujols will be the same dominate, dynamic, crowd pleasing player that he is now when he’s 41 years old. So why pay him that much when he’s clearly not going to be worth it?
Secondly, think of the future of the St. Louis Cardinals. How will Pujols’ obnoxiously large contract affect the Birds long term? Let’s back track to 2000 and see how Alex Rodriguez’s deal panned out. When A-Rod signed a 10 year, $252 million deal with
I’ve heard some people say, ‘Well the Cardinals won’t be able to win without Pujols.’ Keep in mind, the Redbirds haven’t won a post season game since 2006 (World Series). Maybe bringing in other pieces instead of spending a huge chunk of change on one guy could change that.
Does Pujols understand how much pressure would come with being a $300 million player? I truly believe that an 0 for 15 slump, or a 2 for 20 slump would be inexcusable. If you’re getting paid $30 million that season YOU CAN’T FALL INTO A SERIOUS SLUMP. No excuses. And if Albert did, which he most likely would, he couldn’t get mad at the media when we questioned him about it, because he’s the person who put himself into that position by asking for such a ridiculous contract.
Albert Pujols does a lot for the