ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — While the Los Angeles Angels were making their official announcement of agreeing to terms with first baseman Albert Pujols, the Cardinals released their reaction.

Chairman and CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. made this statement in the release: “We are disappointed that we were unable to reach an agreement to keep Albert Pujols in St. Louis. Albert is a great champion and we will always be thankful for his many achievements in a Cardinals uniform, as well as his contributions to the St. Louis community. I have the highest regard for Albert both personally and professionally, and appreciate his direct involvement in this process. I would like our fans to know that we tried our best to make Albert a lifetime Cardinal but unfortunately we were unable to make it happen.”

General Manager John Mozeliak also made a statement: “Albert has been a special player in this organization since the moment he was drafted over 12 years ago. His accomplishments on and off the field have been spectacular. I wish him well in the next phase of his career.”

Stay with KMOX 1120 AM and for the latest reaction to Albert Pujols leaving the Cardinals to play with the Los Angeles Angels.

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Comments (5)
  1. Mike says:

    Albert made a legacy mistake. In St. Louis he could have been in the status of a Stan Musial, in LA when he is finished he will be just another has been celebrity.

  2. Baseball will live on in STL says:

    The ironic thing is, if the $200 Million dollars in Saint Louis equates to roughly $305 Million in Southern California, based off current cost of living.

    1. missy13 says:

      Did you mean it will equate to $105 million? The cost of living in California is MUCH higher than in STL….. like DOUBLE..

  3. Mary Mike Holland says:

    He’s one big FAKE man.and a LIAR too, IT’s NOT ABOUT THE MONEY. LIAR ,LIAR. I hope he falls flat on his ugly face. He will be a NOBODY in California. I’m so glad that I never spent any of my money on his jerseys.

  4. Shawn Gillen says:

    I’ve always been a fan of Albert, however, he has now shown his colors, for a small market team like St. Louis to offer 210 mil. and 10 years, for Albert to not take it is pure greed. He obviously does not care about the St. Louis fans, so I say “good riddance” and don’t let the door hit you on the way out Albert. Go after pitching now with all that money Mr. Mozeliak.

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