Found November 30, 2011 on
Pujols to the Cubs?
Come on Cardinal Nation.You know better.
2012 is a Presidential election year, and if you’re in Missouri, pretty much everything other than 1 senate seat is up for grabs. Over the next 10 months you’re going to see things you don’t want to see. 9/11 first responders being denied health care coverage by Democrats! Tax breaks for the super 1 percenters by the Republicans! Mexico repossessed by Rick Perry! Females run out of America by Herman Cain!!
All of it’s a bunch of ******** that’s trying to scare you into doing something. In the case of politicos, it’s to vote for the other guy.
Baseball isn’t any different.
Dan Lozano knows that we’re heading into December. In less than 2 weeks, the Winter Meetings will begin in Dallas and the Winter Meetings are traditionally where the big ticket free agents start locking in on serious contract talks and actually signing deals. Makes sense that the PR game would begin about right now, then. Right?
So leaking a story ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Cardinals remain interested in bringing back free agent Rafael Furcal but the ongoing talks with free agent first baseman Albert Pujols could eventually force them to look elsewhere at shortstop.
In a conversation Tuesday, Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak admitted that negotiating with Pujols could cause the club to miss out on other opportunities.
The Cardinals are...
The Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and not simply because the free-agent first basemen are difference-makers.
No, the Cubs also are acknowledging two emerging realities - a dwindling number of sluggers available in future free-agent markets, and the restrictions on spending in the amateur draft under baseball's new collective-bargaining agreement.
So now it's starting to get interesting. The Cubs are in the
hunt for Albert Pujols? Really? Can it get any better (or worse)
HBT: St. Louis is unwilling to raise its offer to Albert Pujols from the $200 million-over-9 years proposal on the table. That's smart.
The Cubs are reportedly in contact with agents for Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, and while chairman Tom Ricketts would not comment on either, he said it's not out of the question that the team would offer a long-term deal to anyone.
The Chicago Cubs are not limiting their search for a new first baseman on the free agent market. Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder are both being pursued by the Cubs, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. New Cubs president Theo Epstein recognizes that with new limits on amateur spending, teams must be more aggressive in spending at the major-league level, according to Rosenthal...
The Cubs are pursuing both Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. The Cubs like Pujols’ defense and are more willing to sign him to a long-term deal, even though Fielder’s three years younger.
The Cubs intend to rebuild, but they’re interested in signing one of the free agent first basemen, partly because they don’t...
Ricketts believes club moving forward on number of frontsAfter reports spread Tuesday the Cubs were interested in both Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Tom Ricketts was asked if he was willing to offer a mega-deal to any free agent this offseason.
In baseball's version of Christmas bargain hunting, Ned Colletti made a flurry of supporting cast signings in November, because that's all the Dodgers can afford. At next week's Winter Meetings, he can't play big spender chasing Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.