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…
Scott Wuerz at the Belleville News-Democrat thinks that the Cardinals will either spend their money on Pujols or stash it away. “Let’s be perfectly clear: If the Cardinals don’t sign Pujols, there is no $25 million or $30 million.”
More “what if he leaves?” from the Round Two water cooler at STLToday.com.
The Commish, Rick Hummel lists out possible suitors for Pujols’ services for the Post-Dispatch.
Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com: “In this free-agent class, Pujols is king and Prince is, well, prince.”
Jayson Stark’s Rumblings and Grumblings at ESPN.com looks at the market for both Fielder and Pujols.
Angels GM Jerry DiPoto says the Fielder and Pujols free agency scrums are “not something we’re going to aggressively pursue.”
Tom Dowd of the Staten Island Advance says Pujols is going to be a mistake no matter where he signs.
C70 at the Bat’s Daniel Shoptaw takes a pragmatic view of the Pujols free agency, by process of elimination.
I70 Baseball’s Greg Leuthen thinks the Cardinals might be better off without the late years of an expensive Pujols deal.
What do the Cardinals look like without Pujols? Here’s what Matt Snyder at Eye on Baseball thinks.
The Marlins Stuff
Joe Frisaro, MLB.com Marlins beat writer
Matthew Leach, MLB.com Cardinals beat writer (quick blurb on a MLB.com Hot Stove blog)
Juan C. Rodriguez, South Florida Sun Sentinel
Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
David Brown, Yahoo!’s Big League Stew
Derrick Goold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Clark Spencer, The Miami Herald
Aaron Schafer, Riverfront Times
At the Fish Stripes blog, Michael Jong thinks the Marlins are very serious about signing Pujols, but deems their chances unlikely.
Can the Marlins ACTUALLY pull this off, signing all of these free agents? Eric Seidman of FanGraphs thinks so.
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