As important as Pujols is to this team and this city, I think the Cards did what was in their long-term best interest here. They've got big question marks at SS and 2B and in a couple of years they may need to replace Wainwright and Carpenter. They can't devote all that money for ten years to a guy who's already beginning the decline phase of his career. It's still a shame, though; Pujols is like Stan Musial here, and it would have been nice for him to finish his career wearing the birds on the bat.
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12/8/11 at 7:58am