It is becoming more and more a likelyhood that Albert Pujols will not be a member of the St. Louis Cardinals for much longer. Last year the slugger belted 42 homers and 118 RBIs but the team have failed to resign him and now he has imposed a noon deadline today to either be resigned by the club or he will look elsewhere.
“I know what he’s going through with the union and to some extent his representatives because his representatives are getting beat up by the union,” coach La Russa said. “Set the bar, set the bar. You’ve got to deal with it. It’s not the way it should be. Albert is very smart, very strong and is going to make a really good decision,” La Russa said. I know that he’s getting pressured and it’s not arm twisting, it’s dropping anvils on your back through the roof of your house. I think it’s unfortunate whenever it happens, not just Albert, it should just be about looking at everything to determine what’s your best deal. There’s enough money, nobody is going to suffer. The union is not going to suffer. The bar is not going to suffer.”