Albert Pujols: A Lifetime Cardinal?

According to’s Jon Heyman, the Cardinals plan on doing all they can to retain Albert Pujols for the rest of his career.

"If there’s a way to keep Albert a lifetime Cardinal, that makes a lot of sense for everyone," GM John Mozeliak told Heyman. "He’s very much an iconic player there, and if he wants to stay, we’re going to try to find a way to make that happen."

MLBTR has covered the topic at length this offseason.  Pujols has two years and a team option remaining on his current deal, so the Cardinals don’t have to get serious for quite some time.  "We’ve had casual mentions, but nothing in depth," said team owner Bill DeWitt.

Pujols, 29, has a career line of .334/.425/.624 and 319 home runs over eight major league seasons.

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