Albert Pujols has decided to leave the greatest baseball city in the world to head west to Los Angeles, where he will play for the Angels.
Reports are that it is a 10 year deal for $250 million. I'm also hearing reports that there is no opt-out contained in the contract.
It cements the fact that Stan Musial remains the greatest Cardinal of all time. If there is one thing that fans appreciate the most, it's the guys that put their heart and soul into the organization and don't care about how high their salary is.
Mark McGwire fell in love with the city and the fans--he gave the club a hometown discount.
Ten years at a quarter-billion dollars, honestly, is too much to pay especially when you look at the age factor and injury factor.
Could St. Louis still be a contender for the playoffs next season? It's hard to say. We're losing a lot of offensive production in Albert Pujols' departure for Hollywood.
Albert Pujols is one of the once-in-a-generation players and will surely be a lock for the Hall of Fame but I don't place him in the same category as Lebron James but this is one of those that will take some time to really digest.
Curt Schilling says Pujols would do better in St. Louis than Hollywood.
The legacy factor is where one must really think about things. Pujols could have been the greatest Cardinal of all time but as of now, he is in second place to many of Stan's numbers.