Albert Pujols is Worth $30 Million Plus Change
Before the 2011 Major League Baseball season got started there were so many questions being asked about the contract negotiations between the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols. It’s come to my conclusion that Albert Pujols thinks he is worth $30 million dollars over the next eight years or whatever ridiculous rumor was circulating. Again, I’m not a Cardinals fan so Cardinals fans that are reading this blog entry probably won’t like what you’re about to engage your eyeballs in.
Albert Pujols is NOT, I repeat, NOT worth $30 million dollars a season. What’s he worth then? If you’re asking me I’d say he’s worth whatever else another team is offering. And it won’t be $30 million dollars a season. Oh, and Pujols also asked for part ownership of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Could you see Pujols in a Marlins uniform? It might come to that. The Marlins have expressed interest in Pujols because they think it would make a great addition to the new ballpark they’re about to unveil in the upcoming 2012 baseball season. I’d say that’s a pretty sweet deal if the Marlins land Pujols. But not for no $30 million bones! Are you nuts? You see the Marlins payroll, yeah?
Anyway. Obviously the Cardinals are a bit shaky on signing Pujols long-term. And rightfully so! He has a troublesome elbow that’s been giving him grief plus his home runs this year weren’t exactly strong. Is he the best first basemen to ever play the game? No! Not by a long shot! Ask me who’s the better first basemen and I’ll tell you. Well, I’ll tell you it ain’t Pujols! And you know, the Cardinal fans have no problem with Pujols being paid $30 million a season. Oh, and his epic game three performance? Single-handedly destroying the Rangers pitching staff hardly accounts for paying that man $30 million a season. Especially since the Cardinals lost game four and Pujols went 0-4. Now the Cardinals are facing a do or die situation after losing game five! But let’s pay Pujols $30 million AFTER losing the World Series! Ha! Where’s your hero now, St. Louis?!
See you in a Marlins jersey next year, boss!