Showing posts with label Albert Pujols. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Albert Pujols. Show all posts

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Albert Pujols Chooses Hollywood over Miami Beach

While the Los Angeles Angels' signing of free-agent first baseman Albert Pujols to a 10-year contract for around $255 million stunned the baseball world, there was a development that was even more remarkable.

Pujols actually left money on the table.

Pujols rejected the Miami Marlins' offer of 10 years, $275 million a day earlier, according to two people familiar with the offer but not authorized to discuss it due to the sensitive nature of the negotiations.

MLB Network analyst suggested that the Marlins "NO-Trade" team policy was the obstacle that kept him from moving to Miami Beach, even though the money was there...

With incentives and no state tax in Florida, the actual value of the deal could have been worth nearly $300 million.

Pujols also turned down an offer north of $200 million to stay with the Cardinals, and the fact he left his longtime team despite such a lucrative offer to stay no doubt will emerge as a narrative in St. Louis.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Jose Reyes and Marlins officially agree to terms, Albert Pujols Next?

The Miami Marlins and shortstop Jose Reyes agreed to terms on a six-year, $106 million deal Sunday, sources have told ESPN.

The guarantee for the first six years totals $102 million, sources said. The deal includes a $22 million option for a seventh year, with a guaranteed $4 million.

Reyes, 28, is coming off the best year in his career. He hit .337 for the New York Mets to win his first batting title. In nine years, all with the Mets, he has batted .292 with 370 steals and 740 runs scored.

Earlier in the off-season, Miami offered Reyes a six-year, $90 million deal, which he rejected.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Recap : Game 98 - Cardinals at Mets - Pujols and Westbrook take care of Mets

Final Score: St. Louis 6, New York 2

Albert Pujols clubbed a two-run homer and Jake Westbrook tossed eight solid innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets at Citi Field.

Westbrook (8-4) allowed two runs on four hits with one walk for the Cardinals, who snapped their losing streak at three games.

"Jake worked fast and obviously he made some good pitches today," Pujols said.

New York starter Jon Niese (9-8) gave up five runs -- three earned -- on five hits in six innings to absorb the loss, the sixth in the last nine games for the Mets.

St. Louis grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Pujols followed a one- out double by Jon Jay with his 21st home run of the season, a blast to left field.

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