Originally posted on Chicago Sun Times  |  Last updated 12/6/11
DALLAS ­— As the $200 million question involving Albert Pujols’ South Beach or St. Louis decision crept into the late-night hours Tuesday, some of the Cubs’ bigger ideas for the offseason crept along in the shadows. Not that the Cubs have been anywhere near real discussions for the Cardinals’ free-agent slugger, beyond a smirking tire-kick or two. For that matter, don’t believe every tweet or sound bite about any Cubs’ ‘‘serious’’ or ‘‘sincere’’ interest in the other big free agent slugger, Prince Fielder, either. Even his pal and former hitting coach Dale Sveum says the Cubs haven’t gone down that …
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