Thursday, December 8, 2011

Albert Pujols

I have to admit that I was beyond surprised to wake up this morning and learn that Albert Pujols has signed with the Anaheim Angeles.

I just don't get it and I'm just niot getting sports in general these days. Greed has trumped any sense of reason or legacy.

Pujols was on the cusp of establishing a legacy as the greatest player ever to play for one of the most storied franchises in baseball. If he kept on pace, he likely would have surpassed Stan the Man himself.

And he trades that legacy to play for ... the Angeles? Really?? Honestly, when you are getting paid in the area of $200 million - MILLION - plus over the extended period of a contract, what in the hell does a few million dollars really mean, particularly when such a legacy is at stake. A ten year contract versus the nine that the Cardinals offered? Really?

I just don't get it.

And the Angeles are equally stupid. Offering a ten year deal to a 31 year who had a "down" year (granted - it was a hell of a down year) with a no trade clause is asking for big time down the road problems. They are going to find themselves in the same position the Yankees are currently in with ARod. The dude is an albatross and you think the Angeles would have observed as much.

And where are the Yankees in all this? Seemingly on the sidelines. That I don't get either I suspect they have something in the works. Expect to see some sort of December surprise and soon.


Anonymous said...

that damn GREED. it wins every time these

df said...

"A few million?" Try $75 Million. Don't hate the player, hate the system that your beloved Yankees have been using to their advantage for years.