Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Poll: Would You Sign Albert Pujols for 10 Years At Nearly $30 Million A Year?

Albert Pujols will report to Cardinals spring training tomorrow regardless of whether he has a contract extnsion or not. However, if he and the Cardinals do not agree on an extension by the time he reports, Pujols says he will enter next offseason as a free agent. There's no questioning Pujols ability on the field. He's worth being paid as the best player in baseball, but for how long? It's being reported that Pujols wants somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million a year for 10 years.

At 31 years of age, that's a long contract. It would be fine if this were 2001, but not 2011. Players just don't last like they did ten years ago. Maybe it's the conditioning, the drinking water at those new ballparks or maybe even nutrition. No wait, it's the lack of steroids. No steroids means no 10 year deal for Pujols. At least from this wannabe GM. What do you think. Put your GM hat on and decide whether you would or would not sign Albert Pujols for nearly $300 million over 10 years.