As Spring Training camps start in warm weather locales across the country, there is no bigger story than the inability of the St. Louis Cardinals and Albert Pujols to agree on a new contract.
Pujols said that his deadline for negotiating a new contract was when he reported to Spring Training. It has also been reported that Pujols is seeking the largest contract in baseball history, something absurd like 10 years, $300 million. Well, the deadline came, the deadline went, and now one of the best hitters in the history of baseball is slated to be a free agent at season’s end.
Alex Rodriguez is the man whose contract record Pujols hopes to break. Earlier this week, away from the cameras and scribbling pencils of the media, the Dominican legends discussed Pujols’ decision to hold out for more money from the Cardinals or become a free agent if they do not up their offer. The media might not have been there, but MSF was.
I think you’ll find the conversation between the two men to be very revealing. Cardinals fans might even find it to be a source of optimism during what I’m sure has been a tough couple of days. With that said, enjoy our latest photo story: La Decisión.
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