A Cardinals spokesman has told KMOX Radio that a rumor started earlier Tuesday.
The Marlins deal that was offered late last week is believed to be for 9 years. The Cardinals made a similar offer to Pujols before Spring Training.
The moment Albert and his agent talked to Nightengale, they opened the door. Albert can no longer hide behind the distraction excuse or anything he said at spring training. It’s his own fault that this should become an open topic in every media scrum from here on out. If he wants to duck it, he never should have stoked the fire. They put it back on the table.
Pujols’ agent, Dan Lozano: “A difference in determining Albert’s value could not be resolved”.
It was only a week ago when there was not a peep from either the Cardinals or Pujols’ side.
Pujols rejected a contract offer from the Cardinals and will say Tuesday that he’s ceasing contract talk for the rest of the season.
Pujols and his agent, Dan Lozano, have expressed their intention to enter the free agent market if a deal is not struck before spring training.