When Prince Fielder signed a 9-year, $214 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, it marked just the fourth $200 million contract in baseball history. It also raised some eyebrows and sparked a debate over whether the Tigers overpaid for the slugger.
[credit provider=”AP”] Albert Pujols new contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim near Disneyland is the second largest in Major League history. But newly revealed details show that the $254 million deal will be even bigger if Pujols becomes the all-time home run king.According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! […]
Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez have more in common than $250 million contracts. They both have a legitimate shot at surpassing Barry Bonds’ record of 762* career home runs. Below is a look at the career home runs, by age, for the top three all-time home run hitters (Bonds, Hank […]
When NBA Commissioner David Stern scuppered a three-team trade that would have brought guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, it generated a boatload of condemnation from fans and pundits. But it also left plenty of bruised egos, as players who were told that they would have to pack […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] When it was announced that the Cardinals had given Albert Pujols a 10-year deal worth $250 million, the biggest concern for many was the length of the contract and how Pujols is likely to be overpaid in the final years. But what those arguments are missing is […]
[credit provider=”Yardbarker”] Once you get past the St. Louis Cardinals organisation, the fans, the city and a host of others affected by the loss of Albert Pujols, you get to retailers.What are St. Louis-based online and brick and mortar stores going to do about the hordes of Pujols product now […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] The Angels are currently negotiating their next television deal with Fox. And early estimates show that it will be a huge revenue boost for the team, and explains how they can afford to give one player $254 million.The Angels current TV deal pays them $50 million per […]
[credit provider=”Miami Marlins”] When Albert Pujols signed a 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels worth $254 million, he actually left a lot of money on the table. As it turns out, the Miami Marlins offered Pujols more. A lot more.According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Marlins last […]
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[credit provider=”AP”] At one point last night, it looked like Albert Pujols-to-the-Marlins was an inevitability. But now, less than 24 hours later, it looks like the Cardinals are now the favourites to land Pujols and he may have just been using the Marlins all along.Several reports from the Winter Meetings […]
[credit provider=”Miami Marlins”] The Miami Marlins have already added free agents Jose Reyes and Heath Bell, and now they are pushing hard for baseball’s biggest free agent, Albert Pujols.According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Marlins latest offer to Pujols is for 10 years, the same length as Alex Rodriguez’ […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] The Miami Marlins have offered Albert Pujols a nine-year contract worth close to $200 million. But they may have offered him more if they didn’t have doubts about his age.According to Dan LeBatard of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are one of several teams that doubts the […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] If Prince Fielder gets his way, Albert Pujols won’t be the only player that signs a $200 million contract this winter. According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, Prince Fielder is looking for an 8-year, $200 million contract as a free agent.But is Fielder worth as much […]
[credit provider=”AP Images”] The Marlins are getting a new stadium, new uniforms, a new name, and now they are going after two of the biggest free agents to complete their off-season overhaul.The first piece to be added could be shortstop Jose Reyes, who according to one source is “almost a […]
[credit provider=”AP”] There will be no World Series baseballs autographed by the entire St. Louis Cardinals team this year.For those hoping to purchase a piece of history, they can blame Albert Pujols, whose demands made the process too costly.
The Major League Baseball season ended just three days ago.
So far this postseason, Albert Pujols is 14-31 (.452) in eight games with eight extra-base hits. He has also already been intentionally walked three times as the St. Louis Cardinals have a two games-to-one lead in the National League Championship Series.
St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols criticised MLB for the awkward 4 p.m. start time of yesterday’s NLDS game against the Phillies.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nyjer_Morgan_on_May_29,_2011.jpg”] Nyjer Morgan, the Brewers centerfielder, struck out against the Cardinals last night and promptly threw his tobacco wad toward the pitching mound.The benches cleared and Albert Pujols sprinted from first base to confront Morgan.
Yesterday, Jim Thome hit home runs number 599 and 600, becoming just the eighth player to reach that milestone, and only the fifth player with no link to Performance Enhancing Drugs. And while the achievement might be muted due to the recent steroid era, true appreciation may come in realising […]
Earlier this week, Albert Pujols suffered a small fracture in his forearm, and will be sidelined at least four weeks. With Pujols facing free agency at the end of the season, this has led many to speculate how this injury will affect his monetary value on the open market next […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols will be out for 4-6 weeks with a fractured left forearm, a devastating blow for a franchise hit hard by injuries this season.The team announced the results of an MRI and CT scan Monday, one day […]
[credit provider=”AP” url=”AP”] This past off-season, the big winners of free agency in Major League Baseball were Carl Crawford (7 years, $142M), Jayson Werth (7 years, $126M), and Cliff Lee (5 years, $120M).But those guys are not on the same level as Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, and CC Sabathia, all […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] It’s not hard to understand why Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals are far apart in contract talks. Pujols is the best player on the planet, and wants to be paid like it, while the Cardinals have already committed significant money to other players and may […]
It didn’t take Albert Pujols long to address yesterday’s contract deadline, even though he’d basically begged the media to leave him alone on the subject.
It has been reported that Albert Pujols rejected an eight-year contract offer from the St. Louis Cardinals. There is some speculation that he is seeking a 10-year, $300 million deal that would keep him with the Cards until he is 40.
By now you’ve heard: Albert Pujols didn’t sign an extension with the St. Louis Cardinals by today’s noon deadline and now he won’t negotiate a contract until after the season.
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] LATEST: Ken Rosenthal confirms.UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the deadline will pass without a deal, and that no proposals have been exchanged for 100 hours.
Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals continue to work on a contract extension. If the two sides can’t reach an agreement by tomorrow, Pujols will test the free agency waters next winter.
[credit provider=”Albert Countdown” url=”http://www.albertcountdown.com/”] There are now less than 24 hours remaining until the deadline when contract negotiations between the Cardinals and Albert Pujols will cease until after the season.We think that unless the Cardinals pull a rabbit out of their hat, they are in major danger of losing Pujols.
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] There has been a lot of debate recently about what Albert Pujols will make in his next contract.Pujols, who will be a free agent following the 2011 season, may soon cut off negotiations with the Cardinals, guaranteeing he will test the free agency waters next winter.
[credit provider=”Flickr/ben_lei” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/benlei/2675906754/”] Unless something miraculous happens, the St. Louis Cardinals will fail to sign Albert Pujols by tomorrow’s deadline.That means we’re in for a long season of speculation before Pujols signs his new contract next winter.
It appears that Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals will not come to a contract agreement this week, meaning he will invoke his self-declared moratorium on negotiations.
THE LATEST: SI’s Jon Heyman tweets the two sides are “so far apart there is virtually no chance for a deal by his feb. 16 deadline”
Albert Pujols, widely considered to be the best player in baseball, is still no closer to a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, but he’s making it pretty clear that he doesn’t want to play elsewhere.
Albert Pujols wants a new contract, and he wants it big.
It has long been assumed that the St. Louis Cardinals wouldn’t allow the best player in baseball anywhere near the free agent market, but there has been no progress on contract extension talks and all of a sudden there is real cause for concern for Cardinals fans.
The Cardinals have begun negotiations with Albert Pujols on a contract extension. The big question is whether or not the Cardinals, a team with a payroll ($93.5M) less than half that of the Yankees ($206.3M), can afford to give Pujols an Alex Rodriguez-type contract.
First off, we think there’s about a .2% chance of this happening.
The St. Louis Cardinals are eager to get Albert Pujols signed by Christmas, but to do so, they’ll have to pony up some serious cash.
In 2011, Albert Pujols will enter the final year of a seven-year, $100 million contract that he signed prior to the 2004 season. Pujols is set to make $16 million next season. However, he will certainly make much more than that in 2012. But how much more?
Last week, former baseball commissioner Fay Vincent joined other baseball experts on a Sports Management panel at New York University to discuss the rise of salaries for players like Pujols.