Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Uh oh Cardinals fans... Pujols to the Angels makes sense
I have felt for the past few weeks that Albert Pujols was bound to go back to St. Louis. It made the most sense for his career and it made sense for the Cardinals to keep him. The stability of Pujols on the team moving on to defend the World Series title and the end the LaRussa era and the beginning of the Mike Matheny years was critical.
And the main suitors were dropping off.
The Dodgers? Nah. They have unstable ownership and already spent big time on Matt Kemp.
The Cubs? Not going to happen. They have too many hole to spend $25 million on a first baseman, no matter how big a star he is.
The Mets? They are a nickle and dime small market team.
The Marlins? I equated their Pujols pursuit with the Herman Cain Presidential bid. It was for publicity. Plus they spent all their money on Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes and Heath Bell.