Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cardinal Slugger on the Fence

The St. Louis Cardinals first basemen, Albert Pujols has put his team's organization in a tough position with his off-season ultimatum.

Pujols, who has 408 HR, 1230 RBI and a .331 BA in his 11-year-career (all with the Cardinals), has given his club until Feb. 16 to give him an appeasing contract, or he will "get his feet wet" in free agency after this season. Pujols is one of the Major Leagues best hitters, so why haven't the Cardinals given him what he wants?

"The Cardinals have won before you Pujols, and will win after you," PTI co-host Mike Wilbon said during yesterday's show.

The franchise has won over 9,200 games, 10 World Series Championships, 17 National League Pennants, three National League East Titles and 8 National League Central Division Titles in its 129 years of existence (1882-2011).

Pujols' deadline is in less than a week, and neither side has budged. We all just have to hold tight for a few more days to see what unfolds from this off-the-field dilemma between Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinal Organization.

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