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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Would You Give Albert Pujols 300 Million Dollars

Photo: RedBirdRants

Well if you want him on your team, that's probably
what he and his agent are going to be looking for.
Keep in mind that he turned down a nine year 200
million dollar contract at the beginning of this
season. Also keep in mind that he turns 32 in
January, coupled by the fact that his numbers have
all dropped in the last three years. His numbers
were great this year after a miserable start, and
yet what will they be in three more years at the
advanced age of 35? He has shown his glove to be
a detriment, and it couldn't have been more glaring
than it was in the 2011 World Series. His home
run numbers have dropped by an average of five per
year in the last three seasons (47, 42, 37), his
rbi numbers have dropped by an average of 18 in
that same span (135, 118, 99), and his average over
the past four seasons has seen a tumble of 58 points
(.357, .327, .312, .299) to fall below .300
I can hear many of you now shouting "I'll take that!"

Yankees fans might be the first to say we want him,
but their memories are short, and only need to look
as far as A-Rod who will struggle to perform to the
size of his contract for the remaining 6 seasons
at an average of about 28 million per year.
A-Rod is 36 years of age, and though many will say
that the reason for his bad numbers are injuries,
injuries are just another way to say "AGE".

Enjoy the World Series victory Cardinals fans, you've
won two with Pujols, and been to three, you got your
moneys worth out of him now don't be stupid and
grossly overpay for past performance. I'm a big fan
of giving a player a little extra for what he's done
for you in the past, but what Albert his people will
be asking is just plain insanity. Step back, think
it over, and use your head, don't make a foolish and
rash decision. With all that said, someone will do
it anyway, and it will give me more to write about
and you more to biatch about. Mark this down, this
is a bad idea, Period.

Thank You Al Davis !


ed@spiritssaloon said...

Hey Nick. With all due respect, you really don't like the Cardinals or LaRussa. I get it. Gotta admit that the run from August to the world championship was quite a thing. KaRussa really can manage in the style that he does. Game 6 was crazy. After Famiktons homer in the 10th, the Rangers HAVE to close it out ... and they didn't. Period About Nellie Cruz, Harold Reynolds of MLB Network said that he was in the right field stands Abd felt like he had no play. I don't know about that Abd if he cost then the world series but I would agree he needed to be playing deeper than he was.

Mad Stork said...

Hey Ed, thanks for the feedback, you
are of course right on, I am not a
La Russa, Pujols fan, yet you are
correct, their run was impressive
and quite a thing. Your input is
always appreciated, thanks for the
support, Keep It Coming !