Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pujols deal backloaded

Seriously, I don't understand why he did not take a contract with DEFERRED money when his deal with the Angels comes with BACKLOADED money. Jerry Crasnick reports:
Pujols will make a base salary of $12 million in 2012 and $16 million in 2013, said a source. His salary will gradually increase until it surpasses $30 million annually near the end of the deal.[...]

Sources said Pujols' deal could peak at about $265 million if he attains some reachable award bonuses and milestone incentives. A source confirmed a recent Yahoo! Sports report that Pujols will receive $3 million from the Angels for his 3,000th hit and $7 million if he breaks Barry Bonds' career record of 762 home runs.

Pujols, a nine-time All-Star and three-time MVP with the St. Louis Cardinals, will enter this season with 2,073 career hits and 445 home runs.
Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal reveals why he voted for who he did for induction into the Hall of Fame. It's too much for me to quote here as it must be read in it's entirety but his vote for Jeff Bagwell was the easiest.

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