The Daily Pujols – 11.15.2011

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Albert Pujols (left) and Matt Holliday

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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

Joe Strauss writes at the Post-Dispatch that John Mozeliak envisions a strong 2012 Cardinals team with or without Pujols.

More from Strauss: Mozeliak doesn’t expect to pursue Fielder if Pujols leaves St. Louis.

National

Jon Heyman writes that Jose Reyes is a much more likely target for the Marlins to land than Albert Pujols. Heyman also continues to report that he doesn’t expect the Cardinals to increase their Pujols bid much, if at all.

Forbes.com’s Nathan Vardi writes about Jeffrey Loria’s process of getting a stadium built in Miami and how it may help him to sign big free agents, perhaps Pujols?

Josh Alper writes at NBCDFW.com that silence from the Rangers after announcing they wouldn’t pursue Prince Fielder or Pujols could be viewed as a bad sign.

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News says that the Yankees’ Brian Cashman hasn’t called Pujols, and “has no plans to do so anytime soon.”

Preston Barclay predicts, in Georgetown University’s The Hoya, that Pujols will return to the Cardinals.

At USA Today’s Daily Pitch, Gabe Lacques wonders if the Marlins can pull off a free agency coup similar to their cross-town basketball counterparts, led by signing Pujols.

Dylan Hernandez writes that Dodgers GM Ned Colletti doesn’t expect to pursue Pujols (or Fielder for that matter).

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reckons the Pujols or Fielder debate this way: “If you’re a general manager with money to burn, does it really matter? Just pick one.”

Stan McNeal of the Sporting News reaffirms that the Cards and Pujols plan to negotiate in private. No surprise there.

Blogs

At Beyond the Box Score, Jeff Zimmerman makes the case that signing Pujols would be counter-productive for the Cubs – that his most productive and valuable years under this new contract would be wasted with a rebuilding Cubs team.

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