The Daily Pujols – 02.07.2011

by on February 7, 2011 · 2 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

How did I miss Derrick Goold trying to one-up the DP on Friday?  Goold compiled a set of Albert Pujols links himself, offering far better commentary than yours truly, not surprisingly.  Hopefully he doesn’t take to doing something like that every day…

Our very own Andrew writes at Future Redbirds about three names that could be in line to compete for the first base job if Pujols leaves town.

National

Craig Calcaterra offers a fantastic analogy for the Pujols contract – a “Mauna Kea” deal – lots hidden below the surface.

NBC New York extends the links between Bernie Madoff and Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon to the unlikely ability for that team to invest heavily in a Pujols contract while investigations are going on and no resolution on team ownership is decided.

Blogs

At The Hardball Times, David Gassko says that based upon projections for aging and cost-per-win through 2016 and beyond, Pujols figures to be worth approximately $227 million over seven years or $247 million over eight.  Are the Cards willing to go that high to keep years down?

Beyond the Boxscore wants a four letter word to describe Pujols.  Not surprisingly, someone has come up with “RICH”.

Now I’ve seen it all.  Wahoo Blues asks: Pujols to the Indians?

At SBNation.com Jeff Sullivan acknowledges that we may be reading all of the first leaks from the negotiations on ESPN.com as they come, or things may be going swimmingly.

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SocraticGadfly February 8, 2011

The Tribe? They are NOT in the running!

On financials, as I put on your weekend roundup, too, if it’s a diff between 2.4 million and 3.2 million fans, DeWitt could afford to fork out up to $30M and still make money: http://socraticgadfly.blogspot.com/2011/01/st-louis-cards-can-afford-to-resign.html

PH8 February 8, 2011

Heh. Seems any team that theoretically could increase their payroll (and the Indians have lots of room to do that if they were ever inclined to spend dough) is speculating. And why not? It’s fun.

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