Browsing Posts tagged Albert Pujols

This week’s sports news hasn’t necessarily been “sports” news as much as it has been finance news. As an accounting and finance major in college, I like to think of sports as a method of relaxation to get away from the numbers and formulas. But when I watch my ESPN, I prefer the story to be literally anything except contract talks… and unfortunately, those were the only stories this week. So Adam has a special two adversaries this week – Albert Pujols and Carmelo Anthony.

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It’s that time again. Time to dive into the mailbag and take a look at your questions. One about this week’s debate at first base, one about Albert Pujols, one about A-Rod and one about Gary Sheffield.

Expect to See This A Lot

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The mere thought of adding Albert Pujols to the middle of the Yankee order to is drool worthy. At 31-years-old, Pujols is clearly the best hitter on the planet and arguably the game’s most complete player. In ten full seasons, Pujols has hit no fewer than 32 home runs nor driven in fewer than 103 runs. Pujols boasts a crazy impressive career line of .331/.426/.624 while he has collected three MVP awards. If Pujols and the Cardinals do not agree to a contract before Spring Training, the slugging first baseman will hit the free agent market after the season. Due to the Yankees limitless financial resources and current multi-year contract obligations, would the Yankees even consider signing the best player on the planet?

Future Teammates?

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The best baseball player on the planet is not happy. Entering the last year of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, first basemen Albert Pujols has set a February 19th deadline (first day of Spring Training) for the Cards to negotiate a new contract. If Pujols and the Cardinals do not reach an agreement, Pujols will test free agency next off-season. The 31-year-old Pujols does not want any distractions during the season and will not accept a trade to another other team. With over $50 million coming off the books after this season, could the Mets be a potential landing spot for Pujols?

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By the end of the season, both Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols should achieve major milestones in their career. The Yankees third baseman is one homerun shy of hitting his 600th, while Pujols is eleven away from No. 400. When it’s all said and done, both players will finish atop the all-time homerun list, but who will have more?

FromTheDugout.com

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The New York Mets were defeated by the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 Wednesday night in 13 innings. On a night when both the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies win, the Mets needed to come up victorious in the extra inning battle. They now fall back 7.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves, and are only one game ahead of the 4th place Florida Marlins. What exactly happened in this wild game?

AP Photo/Kathy Willens


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In light of Ryan Howard’s contract extension on Monday afternoon, I decided that we need to visit another hot button contract debate, Cardinals first baseman, Albert Pujols. Pujols is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2012 season. Is it possible to think that Pujols will shatter Alex Rodriguez’s contract record (10 years/$270 million)? In relation to Alex, what is Albert worth?

AP Photo/Tom Gannam

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