Found November 04, 2011 on
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If the Dodgers' new owners were in place, do you think they would bid on Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder?
You bet they would, given the team's need for a slugger at first base.
Which begs the question:
Why shouldn't the Dodgers sign Pujols or Fielder right now?
They should -- and call it a parting gift from their ever-generous owner, Frank McCourt.
A whopping free-agent signing would be typical McCourt, piling on debt. But unrealistic as the idea might sound, it actually would be the right thing to do for the franchise.
Yes, the Dodgers are being sold. Yes, the sale is unlikely to occur before Opening Day. And yes, as Bill Shaikin wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "It would not be in (McCourt's) best interest to take on a nine-figure liability if his bankers say that might lower a potential sale price."
I get it. But who's to say the addition of Pujols or Fielder would lower the potential sale price?
If anything, the signing of such a player might...
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Chairman estimates the 2012 payroll at $110 million
Short piece in USA Today yesterday mentioned the infielder moves that they believe will happen this offseason. The bad news is that they predict the Dodgers won't get Albert Pujols (who will return to St. Louis) nor Prince Fielder (who will end up with the Cubs). The worse news is that according to their chart, we'll end up swapping out Jamey "Admiral Ackbar"...
Hundreds of St. Louis Cardinals fans turned out for the unveiling of an Albert Pujols statue outside his restaurant. Some of the fans encouraged him to stay in St. Louis. Pujols did not mention free agency Wednesday during his speech as he stood near the 10-foot, 1,100-pound bronze likeness of himself...
Will Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols return to the Brewers and Cardinals? The fate of the division rests on their decisions, writes Cliff Corcoran as he breaks down the NL Central.
The accomplished author, educator and radio host Rob Rains has released a new book. Not surprisingly, the subject is the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals.
This new print book and instant eBook, Wild Cards: The St. Louis Cardinals Stunning 2011 Championship Season, is now available through the Triumph Books website and www.ipgbook.com, digitally on the iBookstore, the Kindle Store and BN...
A lot of big teams have been looking for new general managers this off-season, so it is understandable if the Baltimore Orioles’ search has flown a bit under the radar. But that hasn’t stopped the O’s from aiming high.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, the Orioles have requested permission to interview Andrew Friedman.
OK, OK…stop laughing. Yes, yes. We know. Friedman...
All the free agent focus, and rightly so, is on C.J. Wilson and Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. Wednesday, 537 minor league players were granted free agency. These guys may not be difference makers, but rest assured some will play key roles in helping clubs get to the postseason. How teams stock their Triple-A teams directly impacts wins and losses at the big league...