One thing is very clear, listening to Diedre’s response to the criticism they are receiving (and as she said, “My words are his words”) both she and Albert were ill prepared for the ramifications of their decision to leave and both were tremendously naïve as to what it would mean in terms of image, reputation, and other factors.
As far as the Cardinals are concerned there is no way they could have legitimately paid that kind of money to Pujols and tried to have a competitive team.
The Angels did not become part of the Albert Pujols rumors until late Tuesday evening when a fourth team was rumored to enter the mix.
While learning the Miami Marlins are no longer involved in the Pujols negotiations may lead some to assume the Cardinals are now the clear-cut favorite, that is not true just yet.
The Marlins were looking to get a decision out of Pujols by the end of Tuesday, but that deadline has come and gone.
The only indication from the Redbirds is they made modifications to the deal that was rejected last February before Spring Training.
With pressure being put on by the Miami Marlins over the past two days, the Redbirds quickly made their move on Tuesday in an effort to resign the three-time NL MVP. The terms of the offer were not released.
Marlins president David Samson was reported saying on Tuesday afternoon that the club’s 10-year offer to first baseman Albert Pujols does not include a no-trade clause.
Cardinals management would like to wrap up a deal with Pujols by the end of the Winter Meetings.
Join KMOX on this Thanksgiving Eve for The Sports Hub, with Mike Claiborne and Maurice Drummond. The St. Louis Blues topped the Penguins in a hard-fought win. Alex Pietrangelo scored the game winner in overtime, giving the Blues a 3-2 win against a very tough Pittsburgh team. Everyone in Cardinal Nation is wondering what is going on with the progress of Albert Pujols’ contract. Could it be the label of Albert’s agent, Dan Lozano, of being a “sleaze” that is holding him down from inking a contract? Later in the show, Arizona Republic Cardinals’ reporter, Kent Somers, joins the program to chime in on the broken season for the Arizona Cardinals. Mizzou Alum and current ESPN Sportscenter anchor, John Anderson, talks to Mike and Maurice about the Mizzoue Tigers. From everyone here at KMOX, we wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!