Latest On Albert Pujols

Here's the latest on Albert Pujols, with the most recent news up top..

  • Though they just committed $106MM to Jose Reyes, the Marlins plan to meet with Pujols' agent, Dan Lozano, Monday or Tuesday at the winter meetings, sources tell Jayson Stark of ESPN.com.  One source said the club plans to make a major push to sign Pujols over the next two days.  Lozano is also tentatively scheduled to meet with the Cardinals about Pujols on Monday, according to sources.
  • Other teams believe that the Cubs will try for Albert Pujols by offering him a deal shorter in length than the Cardinals' offer but with a higher average payout per year, tweets Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.  It was recently reported that Chicago planned to pursue both Pujols and Prince Fielder this offseason.


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BLEACHER_CREATURD
3 years 8 months ago

Oh god. Something like 5 years 165 million? pulled outta my bum

3 years 8 months ago

Holy crap, dude!

sam_lammert
3 years 8 months ago

as a cardinals fan…i hope they get him

Chipper_is_GOD
3 years 8 months ago

5 years, $418 Mill?

My best guess.

MattCMoore
3 years 8 months ago

Theyre should be a mark for sarcasm. I cant tell if you are joking or you really have no clue…

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months ago

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EarlyMorningBoxscore
3 years 8 months ago

Why don’t you tell us how you really feel?

3 years 8 months ago

I second that thought.

Bob George
3 years 8 months ago

The Cubs should ask Pujols if he can produce Jon Heyman’s high school diploma.

3 years 8 months ago

Well that wouldn’t be fair! Heyman still has three grades to go!

3 years 8 months ago

From a PR standpoint, that’d obviously be an amazing move for the Cubs, but from a business standpoint… they’ve got a number of holes to fill, and a couple of other bad contracts still on the books (Soriano, Zambrano)… I don’t know if this would be the smartest thing to do in the long term… 

Plus, if you’re Pujols, you’d have to wonder about the reaction of the Cardinals fans every time you show up in their stadium in their most hated rival’s uniform… 

jayrig5
3 years 8 months ago

Zambrano goes after this year, as does Dempster.  That’s, what, 34 mil?  Plus Byrd’s 6, so $40 mil?  And they had Ramirez, Pena, Grabow, and Kosuke’s deals come off from last year’s opening day payroll, so that’s $40+ million there, and so far they’ve added $4.25 mil with DeJesus.  I doubt they’re too worried about payroll flexibility, especially now that the original plan to dump cash into amateur signings is out the window due to the CBA.  

All that said, that doesn’t mean I want them to sign Pujols, just that a lack of flexibility wouldn’t be my main concern.

Linutor
3 years 8 months ago

If, as a professional athlete, you’re worried about the reaction of your former club’s fans, you probably don’t deserve a big money contract anyway.

3 years 8 months ago

I think it is more a matter of what he would want. Pujols can choose the situation in which he plays. Playing against STL as often as the cubs do would not be most enjoyable experience if he gets booed vehemently (why would one want that?). That would count as a reason against playing for CHI.  It is probably not a decisive reason, but it has to be a relevant consideration.

flickadave
3 years 8 months ago

And if he doesn’t sign with the Cubs will his feelings be hurt when the Wrigley Fans boo him? Pretty much a non issue I think.

3 years 8 months ago

Yeah, I don’t think booing is gonna be a large factor. It might hurt, but then he’ll check his wallet and be happy again.

Liam_Ho
3 years 8 months ago

Cubs booing him is a good thing, cause they’re just hating. Probably take it as a compliment.

BillB325
3 years 8 months ago

mmmm 6/ 204 million? insane average of 34 mil, but I could live with it if they front-loaded it.

3 years 8 months ago

Of course you could live with it, it’s not your money.

BillB325
3 years 8 months ago

It doesn’t mean I personally could live with it( bad phrasing) I more meant that the Cubs probabaly would want to pay him the most when he’s still performing.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

I think with this economy you might want to backload it. 34 million might be cheap in 5 years.

3 years 8 months ago

3 years  , 100 millions.

3 years 8 months ago

theo would have to pull a proverbial rabbit out of a hat to do this. cubs only have about $30mill in salary space

BillB325
3 years 8 months ago

You never know Ricketts might just say hell go for it.

jayrig5
3 years 8 months ago

Where’d you get that figure?

3 years 8 months ago

Cubs have $73 million in obligations for 2012. Incorporating raises, it jumps to almost $80 mil. They had a $134 million payroll last year, and they’ve stated that they’re going to keep the payroll static. Conservatively, they have at least $40 million to spend.

3 years 8 months ago

sun times article says $30mill, but it wouldn’t be the first time the chicago sports media was inaccurate.

Dave
3 years 8 months ago

because of that pesky salary cap right?   Or maybe the owner (who is worth a Billion Dollars) can just, you know, pay for it.   Not really a rabbit and a hat so much as an extremely large bank account that refills itself on a regular basis on account of it being a Billion Dollars and a guy who has a Billion Dollars.  

Christopher David
3 years 8 months ago

2 years, eleventy billion dollars.

Bob George
3 years 8 months ago

I can see Dr. Evil as his agent saying that.

Brent Schuber
3 years 8 months ago

3 year 600 million

john12121212
3 years 8 months ago

5 years is reasonable. He will be 39, 40 or 41.

nictonjr
3 years 8 months ago

I’d do the opposite. Something like 200 years 300 million…

3 years 8 months ago

I’d have to work 200 years just to make 1/4 of Pujols upcoming salary.

3 years 8 months ago

Go Occupy something….

Tko11
Tko11
3 years 8 months ago

Im occupying my bathroom right now

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

At least you get decent benefits from McDonalds.

slider32
3 years 8 months ago

I think Albert is a special case when it comes to the Cubs. Theo will make every effort to sign him within reason.

flickadave
3 years 8 months ago

When has reason ever stopped Theo from signing a player? See: Lugo, Julio

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months ago

Albert Should be a Cardinal for life! Not a Cub!!

Bob George
3 years 8 months ago

Living in Stl is like getting a life sentence.

3 years 8 months ago

Scott Rolen thinks its baseball heaven.

The_BiRDS
3 years 8 months ago

Really? Pretty sure waiting over 100 years for a World Series IS a life sentence.

3 years 8 months ago

Albert should take his talents to South Beach!

3 years 8 months ago

As exciting as that would be, I think we should focus on pitching now. Our lineup is set as it is right now.

3 years 8 months ago

I would love to see Albert go to Chicago, mainly for the rivalry with the Cards. It’s good for baseball.

Liam_Ho
3 years 8 months ago

It be way better if he stayed and MLB had one if its greatest players stay with his team the entire time, retired number, etc.

Wooly2010
3 years 8 months ago

If Pujols would possibly agree to something over 5 years, I will cry tears of joy for the rest of the off season.

jhfdssdaf
3 years 8 months ago

Why would the Cubs want Pujols on a short term deal? They aren’t expected to contend short term.

This makes no sense.

BillB325
3 years 8 months ago

Short deal probably means 5-7 years.

Guest
3 years 8 months ago

People keep saying things like this, but if the Brewers lose Prince and the Cards lose Pujols the NL central becomes quite a bit weaker. That would put the reds as favorites, but that doesnt guarantee anything.

Jim
3 years 8 months ago

I’m awesome, play for free.