Comments Off on Albert Pujols: For Cardinals, Cost of Signing The Machine Goes Beyond Dollars
It's the classic dilemma in sports: What do you do when all of your options result in a no-win situation? Well, I don't claim to have the answer, but that is what is facing the Cardinals with Albert Pujols. My point here is that the cost of signing Albert goes beyond the mere contract numbers. Yes, it will be a lot of money, but it's the potential effect on the team's ability to compete that may be the true "cost" of such a deal. Look, no matter what they do, they lose. If they fail to sign Pujols, St. Louis fans will revolt and may come to the park brandishing weapons. Yet if they trade The Machine, no matter how good the bounty received, there will be many fans and media around the nation criticizing the deal. Let's face it: If prospects are involved, the return on such a deal may not b ...

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