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 radio show host J.C. Corcoran has announced that Albert Pujols will re-up with the Cardinals on Friday. Many are skeptical, but here are the tweets from Corcoran:
Matthew Leach at MLB.com follows up on the denial and also has a quote from a team spokesman, in addition to Mozeliak.
David Wilhelm of the Belleville News-Democrat says that the Cardinals can move on without Pujols and succeed.
MLB.com has opinions from Jim Duquette and Omar Minaya on where Pujols might land.
Off the Record thinks that Albert’s market is not materializing and the Marlins are playing their fans for fools.
People who can’t read
In order to clarify for those unfamiliar, rumor was rampant today that the Marlins had offered Pujols 9 years, $225 million to sign with them. This was based upon a blurb by Tim Brown from Yahoo! which ACTUALLY said that the offer was believed for 9 years, and then said IF it were for $25 million annually, it would mean a $225 million total. But the reported number was the years. The money was guessed.
From there, many ran with it as fact…
Fox News Latino said the 9 year, $225mm offer was actually reported.
The Big Lead? More like The Big Can’t Read.
MLB Daily Dish’s updates throughout the day set the record straight – it was confirmed that the total offered was actually BELOW $200 million. OOOOOOPS!
Brown’s own follow-up also clearly states he never had numbers, but was making a guess assuming that the Marlins had to come in high for their offer to be worth much of anything. Stupid Marlins.
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