The Daily Pujols – 02.08.2011

by on February 9, 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…

Dear loyal readers of The Daily Pujols,

I fell asleep last night anxiously awaiting news of a signed contract, and failed to get the following links compiled for posting at the normal expected time.  I won’t let you down again.  On with the DP!

Local

Jeff Lung at Red State Blue State puts things in perspective for us all.  ”Erin Andrews isn’t going to sit on my lap.  Lucy Liu isn’t going to give me a full body massage (with a whip).  And Albert Pujols might not be a Cardinal forever.”

SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION ALERT!  If you haven’t seen the Mo/DeWitt movie reenactment from this site yesterday, please go watch it now.  We’ll wait for you to come back before moving on with the rest of the DP.

National

Matthew Osborne at The Trentonian says that losing Albert Pujols would “relieve [the Cards] of their status as a contender.”  He also floats a Pujols for Ryan Howard trade, with a Phillies extension for Pujols being part of the deal.

The Sporting News’ Stan McNeal offers some “consensus opinions” that also “may or may not be true.”  I love this game.

Tim Brown at Yahoo! Sports has a quote from Tony La Russa – “Albert will be Albert.”  Thanks for that deep insight, skipper.

Also at Yahoo! Steve Henson believes the Cards are holding back, not improving the team as much as they could, in limbo waiting to find out whether they will be paying Pujols his billions or not.

Angels MLB.com beat reporter Lyle Spencer says in a mailbag post that the chances of signing Pujols are not “impossible — but it’s close to that.”

ESPN.com reports that Pujols will show up to camp on February 16th, making that the deadline for a contract to get done.  Had you all heard about that yet?  If not, make sure you give me credit for finding the story, ok?

Scott Miller at CBS Sports thinks a deal will eventually get done, after taking a serious toll on John Mozeliak.  Just like the Holliday deal…

More chatter about Pujols to the Cubs – this time from the Daily Herald.

Blogs

More assumptions and rampant speculation from Fake Teams.

Justin Bopp at Beyond the Boxscore is a straight infographic pimp.  Check out his latest, showing Pujols’ hitting spray chart.

HYPERBOLE ALERT!  ”FOREVER” (!!!)

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