Found December 06, 2011 on STLSportsMinute:
Allen Craig came up bigger for the St. Louis Cardinals during their miraculous 2011 World Series Championship than anybody could have expected. The outfielder, who caught the final out of Game 7 to clinch the Cardinals 11th World Series Championship in franchise history, hit four home runs and knocked in eight key RBI's in just 37 playoff at bats and showed the kind of clutch ability that allows the Cardinals to trust the power hitter on a more regular basis. While Craig was crucial in the playoffs, evidently, he was almost to a point where he would not have been able to contribute at all.  The injury on his knee cap he suffered in May during a road trip in Houston healed enough for him to play the rest of the season, but not well enough for him not to have surgery.  Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported earlier on Tuesday that Craig had surgery on that right knee to permanently repair the damage suffered during that play in Houston where he crashed in...

Cards make new offer, hopeful Pujols will stay

DALLAS The St. Louis Cardinals have made a new contract offer to free agent first baseman Albert Pujols and the club is waiting to hear back from his agent Dan Lozano. General manager John Mozeliak confirmed to a group of reporters in his suite at the Hilton Anatole Tuesday evening that he made a new proposal earlier in the day with Lozano but refused to offer any other details...

Marlins expect quick Pujols answer

The Miami Marlins have reportedly said that they expect a response to their offer from the Albert Pujols camp as early as Wednesday.

Ageless Albert Pujols Commands Serious Dollar Signs to Leave St. Louis Cardinals

Albert Pujols and his douchebag agent (we pretty much take everything bad we've ever said about Scott Boras back) have some mighty lucrative offers to consider this week... one of them being from the big-spending Miami Marlins, and the other meaning he won't need to pack a thing. The team reportedly met with the nine-time All-Star and agent Dan Lozano to offer a 10...

HBT: Pujols passes on Marlins, talks to other clubs

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Miami Marlins make final sales pitch to Albert Pujols

The sum of money the Marlins pledged Tuesday to baseball superstar Albert Pujols is so substantial — more than $200 million — that it demands perspective.

Pujols still has 3 offers on table

HBT: The Miami Marlins might be out of the running, but one report says that Albert Pujols still has three offers of at least $200 million to choose from.

Marlins Moving on from Pujols

What seemed yesterday like a foregone conclusion has now become a fleeting fantasy. St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols is looking increasingly likely to re-sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, having successfully leveraged the Miami Marlins' reported 10-year offer worth over $200 million into a similar offer from St. Louis. But the Marlins are not finished dealing at this...

Tigers Close to Deal with Octavio Dotel

Danny Knobler of CBSSports is reporting that the Tigers are close to signing reliever Octavio Dotel. If the deal becomes official, the 38-year-old right-hander will break a record by joining his 13th MLB team.  It is not known yet whether it's a one or two year deal or how much much he'll be paid. Dotel has been a consistent performer throughout most of his career and...

Cardinals now competing with Angels for Albert Pujols

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ShortCenter: Someone Will Pay Albert Pujols A ******** Of Money, Buster Olney Reports From Sad Hotel Lobby

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Marlins come out swinging in Big D

If you thought the Miami Marlins' offers to both Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols were nothing more than public relations window dressing, think again.

Tigers finishing up deal with Dotel

The Tigers are working to the finishing touches on a one-year deal with reliever Octavio Dotel. The deal was not finalized as of late Wednesday evening, but a baseball source characterized it as close.
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