WWU: Adam Wainwright on Albert Pujols’ departure

by on January 14, 2012 · 0 comments

Well, I’ve got 20 minutes of video from Adam Wainwright‘s appearance in the media room today – unfortunately, I’ve got some work to do to figure out how and/or where to upload it. It only occurred to me after the fact that the file size of 20 minutes of HD video is a bit prohibitive for usual distribution methods.

In any case, here is a clip from Wainwright’s time at the podium, answering a question about Albert Pujols leaving town. I apologize for the audio quality, in fact, you may not be able to hear it at all without attempting to blow your speakers. I’ll work on that for tomorrow.

At any rate, the video:

Highlights from the clip:

Wainwright said that obviously as a teammate you want a player of Pujols’ caliber and status as a Cardinal to come back, but understands and can see from a fan’s perspective how a long-term $300mm commitment could be “potential suicide.”

He went on to say that type of deal is fine “if Albert is Albert,” but at the end of the day free agency and baseball is a business and as much as you can want a guy to finish his career in one place, it doesn’t always work out that way.

Lots of similar reaction to the other players and what has already been said – thought the “potential suicide” choice of words was interesting.

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