No Pujols Decision During Winter Meetings

The Cardinals, Angels, and a third team are still involved in the bidding for Albert Pujols, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The third team is not the Marlins, who are out of the running for the slugger.

In today's round-up of Pujols rumors, we also learned that the Cardinals' offer may be for only nine years, rather than ten. It was also reported that Pujols still has three offers in excess of $200MM+ on the table, even with the Marlins out of the mix. It's unclear if the Angels have extended that significant an offer, but Yahoo's Tim Brown tweets that the Halos are "in strong." Here's the latest on Pujols:

  • There's "no shot" Pujols is ready to sign before the meetings are over, or perhaps anytime soon, writes Stark. He also says that there is less and less skepticism that a third team really is in the bidding, and that the team is believed to be a club with an established first baseman it would need to trade to accommodate Pujols.
  • The Angels say they can afford to sign both Pujols and Wilson, tweets USA Today's Bob Nightengale, noting that doing so would likely require $300MM.
  • A decision from Pujols isn't coming before the end of the Winter Meetings, tweets ESPN's Jayson Stark.
  • The Angels' bid for Pujols is for ten years and at least $210MM, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
  • A "Pujols associate" tells Jon Heyman of MLB Network that it would probably take "$40MM more" from a team besides the Cardinals for Pujols to leave St. Louis (Twitter link).
  • C.J. Wilson is seriously considering signing with the Angels, in which case the Halos would almost certainly be out on Pujols, tweets Rosenthal.
  • Within a piece at FOX Sports, Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi write that the Angels had a "lengthy set of negotiations" with agent Dan Lozano today.

Steve Adams contributed to this post.


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177 Comments on "No Pujols Decision During Winter Meetings"


clydefrog13
3 years 8 months ago

I’m an emotional wreck right now.

3 years 8 months ago

any think the third team actually is the marlins?

3 years 8 months ago

3rd team is Nationals

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

If the cards really offered 220/10 and that doesn’t get the job done, then Mo should walk away knowing that he gave it their best effort.

3 years 8 months ago

Honestly, I doubt any team is gonna go higher. And if a team offers 215-220 mil Albert gonna accept STL’s offer. Even if a team goes around 225-230, you gotta think Albert would stay here.

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

Nightengale just reported Angels offer is 210 over 10, nothing to see here, this is about CJ Wilson.

12DenoEbel12
3 years 8 months ago

C.J. has decided to take his talents to south beach

Dave
3 years 8 months ago

why do I just have zero belief that the “third team” that keeps magically appearing, is actually a real team with a real offer on the table?

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

Are you kidding??  I have a “mystery team’s” throwback jersey….I actually have one of their jerseys for every player they have been in on signing….A Rod, Cliff Lee all of them

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

nothing worse than a joke stealer.

Ohhhplease
3 years 8 months ago

Sorry when did I steal a joke?

BlueJaysAD
3 years 8 months ago

Well, a pedophile. A terrorist. An abusive spouse. A genocidal dictator. A Jay Leno fan. A holocaust denier. A racist. Quite a few things worse than a joke stealer, really.

3 years 8 months ago

Dont forget a Phillies fan!

LightUptheHalo
3 years 8 months ago

This is because Wilson came to town to sign his contract with the Marlins, so this is the Angels way of showing fans they had interest but are never going to get him and I am a hardcore Halos fan.

We never get the big players everyone wants.

3 years 8 months ago

Crawford and Beltre last year

3 years 8 months ago

Exactly correct! New front office, same results. Angels will never over spend for Free Agents. They’ll just make horrible trades like giving up Chatwood and not having a back up plan for not signing Wilson.

Angels’ 2012 rotation
Weaver
Haren
Santana
Williams(crap)
Bell(holy crap)

3 years 8 months ago

actually sub in richards for Bell

3 years 8 months ago

I would agree but I still don’t think Richards is ready, especially if he is really the only “true pitching” prospect we have left. You can’t burn him out this early in his career.

3 years 8 months ago

I bet it’s the Phillies. Ryan Howard gets hurt so they sign Pujols just in case.

JacksTigers
3 years 8 months ago

That’s not how it works. You sign Jim Thome to back up for Howard. You don’t sign Pujols.

3 years 8 months ago

But how awesome would that be though!

LayerCake
3 years 8 months ago

Lol what?

ByeByeREX
3 years 8 months ago

OMG these Pujols to the Angels rumors are like going to the strip club for HALO fans. You get really excited, but realize that your not going to get the happy ending that you wanted!

3 years 8 months ago

Lol. Speak for yourself

3 years 8 months ago

The Angels are the team I’ve always worried about, unlike the Marlins and Cubs, the Angels are contenders just about every year, when Pujols’ picked 5 teams he’d allow a trade to early in his career, the Angels were one of them. They have the revenue, and they’ve been all in on free agents in the last few seasons (Teixeira, Crawford) yet at the moment it would seem pitching is their biggest need right now, and 10 years 200 million is a bit more than the Angels have thrown at anybody, I always felt after Gary Mathews Jr, they’d be a little less willing to just throw money around, but they have it to throw around, and Gary Mathews Jr. isn’t Albert Pujols.

3 years 8 months ago

Pujols isn’t GM jr.  

3 years 8 months ago

its the Yankees 0_0

3 years 8 months ago

I hear he’s going to have a terrific final year when he’s 41…

E Scalez
3 years 8 months ago

he’s probably 41 right now lol

catch21_2
3 years 8 months ago

This is getting stupid

Shu13
3 years 8 months ago

it’s past stupid….no one knows shiat….everyone just tweets whatever they want…..I’m sorry but twitter etc has ruined the off season IMO….

yankeesfan5891
3 years 8 months ago

Yankees the mystery team on Pujols. He signs. Yankees trade Teixeira, Burnett, Swisher and Nunez to Miami for Hanley. Ahhhhh

loadtimes
3 years 8 months ago

This is either the best comment I’ve read all day or the worst comment I’ve read all day. Perhaps both.

yankeesfan5891
3 years 8 months ago

I will take that as a compliment either way. haha

3 years 8 months ago

and Jeter????…..

yankeesfan5891
3 years 8 months ago

Move Hanley to RF until Jeter retires after 2013. He can suck it up for two years. haha

3 years 8 months ago

Well, why can’t Hanley suck it up at third base for two years, because by then Reyes will be gone. Lol:NTC

Adam R
3 years 8 months ago

Hahaha I love this

3 years 8 months ago

at this rate fielder might sign before pujols

3 years 8 months ago

nah….he’s waiting for pujols to sign to set the bar.

3 years 8 months ago

nah….he’s waiting for pujols to sign to set the bar.

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

I don’t for one second believe that the mystery team is real.  Yesterday it was reported that the Angels interest in Pujols is being used to push CJ to make his decision, I guess it could be real now but who really knows.

3 years 8 months ago

How not? In the past two years, the Mystery Team has offered huge deals to Sabathia, Burnett, Tex, Wilson, Prince, and now Pujols. They are the biggest spenders. They’re the ones ruining baseball. They’re gonna win it all next year if they sign Pujols.

3 years 8 months ago

So the Mystery Team is gonna win it all? We don’t even know who it is…

Andy_B
3 years 8 months ago

you could use a better sarcasm detector

jayrig5
3 years 8 months ago

In fairness, the mystery team did sign Cliff Lee last year.

LightUptheHalo
3 years 8 months ago

Can he just sign with the Cardinals and then the Cubs can get Prince, this way all my the rumors will go already. The Angels are not signing either of them and now it looks like they are losing out on Wilson too.

Just finish it already so we can all say what a loser offseason the Angels had again.

3 years 8 months ago

It’s the Cubs. Only logical destination. No, it isn’t the Yankees, so please shut up with that. Not the Rangers, Nationals, Marlins, Mariners, or anyone else. It’s the Cubs.

yankeesfan5891
3 years 8 months ago

Cubs can go blow themselves

3 years 8 months ago

third team is toronto

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

the leafs?

Marty
3 years 8 months ago

LOL i just noticed there’s a link to the “mystery team” page.
Who could it be??????