The Daily Pujols – 01.24.2011

by on January 24, 2011 · 0 comments

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

This is an old one I’m sure everyone’s seen already, but it’s worth revisiting Joe Strauss’ piece for the Post-Dispatch about Albert Pujols‘ appearance/stand-off at the Cardinals’ Winter Warmup last weekend.

National

D.J. Short at NBCSports.com’s Hardball Talk astutely notes that the Blue Jays, fresh off of shedding Vernon Wells‘ contract, have almost no player payroll obligations for 2012.  It occurs to me that they also could probably find a spot for a first baseman.  Are you putting this together yet?

Blogs

The Flagrant Fan did some homework on GIDP numbers, noting that Pujols ranks second in the last ten years in all of MLB in that category.  Yet another out for the Cardinals’ front office – “he grounds into too many double plays!”  Relax, I’m kidding.

Sitting Curveball addresses the waning years of Albert’s upcoming contract and how many players have been able to sustain during the waning years of their careers – this is obviously of concern regarding contract length, pay, etc.  There are varying viewpoints on whether the long-term, lifetime, record-breaking contract will be worth it – this is one.

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Got any more links to add – the comments section is open!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more Pujols links!

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