The Daily Pujols – 01.23.2011 (The Weekend Edition)

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On the morning of January 19th, I started collecting links – as many as I can find with minimal effort – that discuss the Albert Pujols contract discussions. Why? Who knows, yet here they are. Oh, and to serve you all, our three loyal readers! The Daily Pujols certainly won’t be a comprehensive list, but between local, national, and blog coverage, maybe you’ll find something here you otherwise wouldn’t. Without further delay, here is today’s Daily Pujols…

Local

Brian Walton says at TheCardinalNationBlog.com that Pujols’ contract situation is going to be a top story for the team in 2011.  Anyone want to argue?

Hooks and crew are teasing a big Pujols scoop at Cards Diaspora.  I think the Sign Guy is due to break the scoop on Monday morning, but stay tuned…

Bernie Miklasz makes note that Dan Lozano might be feeling pressure to put his stamp on MLB contract history with AP’s contract being that he just left an agency to go it on his own.

National

On a non-contract note, Paul Post from The Saratogian passes along a nice note about Ugandan Little League baseball and their motivation from a certain ballplayer that is the subject of many discussions in St. Louis.

Blogs

The Big Lead thinks it might be better for the league if Albert Pujols left St. Louis for the highest bidder.  The argument is for the betterment of the league, increasing interest via the “pursuit” – similar to LeBron James in the NBA.

River Avenue Blues’ Mike Axisa addresses the Pujols question from the Yankees’ fan’s point of view – and the answer may or may not surprise you.  Many have suspected the Yankees may be out of the Pujols sweepstakes because of their current players at positions Pujols would occupy and other contracts already on the payroll.  Axisa articulates that as well as the concern that some have expressed in St. Louis, that a huge deal for Albert will become a weight around the neck of the club signing it with Pujols.

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