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Old 12-08-2011, 11:23 AM
 
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As I see it, the Cardinals have gotten the better end of this deal. They got the best years of this guy, 2 WS, and lots of excitement, for a bargain. The Angels on the other hand, are paying for past performance. Albert had the chance to become an icon for all baseball fans who feel disenfranchised by the currently lavish business of baseball, but instead he decided to become another overpaid DH.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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As I see it, the Cardinals have gotten the better end of this deal. They got the best years of this guy, 2 WS, and lots of excitement, for a bargain. The Angels on the other hand, are paying for past performance. Albert had the chance to become an icon for all baseball fans who feel disenfranchised by the currently lavish business of baseball, but instead he decided to become another overpaid DH.
Agree with what you've said. The guy's got maybe two or three decent years left. After that he'll be relegated to DH & an overpaid cheerleader.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Upstate SC
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As a Brewer fan, I'm happy, but would be happier if I thought we might be able to keep Fielder. Now if he ends up in St. Louis, that's another story.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Here or There
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What was the Cards final offer? I thought I heard something in the 10yr/$215M mark. All day, on the sports stations here they kept saying after taxes, he is only going to make $1M more a year with the Angels. I dont know if that is true or not, but I am pretty sure he wont be worth $25M per on the back end of that deal...
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default From a longtime Cardinals fan...

Thank you for a decade of superb performance. The Cardinals benefitted greatly from your time in St Louis.

Wishing you the best in California. I'll remain an Albert Pujols fan, except in those rare games when you line up against your old team.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yet the Cardinals will have a new unproven manager.
The Cardinals will probably would have had a down year anyway.
They barely made the playoffs last year.
Haters gonna hate...
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I can count 250 reasons why. Guy sold himself out like a *****. I really feel bad for the StL fans...they idolized this guy. Go into any area WalMart and it's the only shirt they sell. Freakin' sad. Guy is a loser...or winner depending on where you sit on the topic.
It's business, not personal.
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As I see it, the Cardinals have gotten the better end of this deal. They got the best years of this guy, 2 WS, and lots of excitement, for a bargain. The Angels on the other hand, are paying for past performance. Albert had the chance to become an icon for all baseball fans who feel disenfranchised by the currently lavish business of baseball, but instead he decided to become another overpaid DH.
Agreed. Pujols was the 402nd overall pick. Winning organizations identify and develop talent. Buying older stars is a good way to win next season, or the season after, but it doesn't build long-term success.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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As a Reds fan, I can't say I'm sad to see him leave.

As a psuedo-Angels fan (I went to school five minutes from Anaheim Stadium), I'm not sure he's worth a 10-year contract.

As an Arizonan, I can't wait for the 2012 Cactus League to start
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Old 12-09-2011, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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This is why baseball needs a salary cap. Idiot Yankees sign Arod to a terrible contract, an Pujols, who is the best player in the league feels that he has to be paid more than Arod. Thus, teams have to shell out more money when idiotic teams sign other players to stupid contracts.
A few points of contention.
1) Teams are free to decide when a player's salary demands are greater than his worth.

2) If giving players huge contracts is some disadvantage, then teams that don't do so will have a competitive advantage.

3) A salary cap would do nothing other than take money away from the players and give it to the owners. Why anyone other than a baseball owner is in favor of this, I can't understand.
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Old 12-09-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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As a lifelong Cardinals fan, I'm not disappointed. The Cardinals got their money's worth, with ten years for $100 million. Let somebody else pay him now. For $250-million, the Cardinals can now sign quality players to fill two or three spots in their lineup, and in total, get a lot more productivity than from just one.
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