Found February 03, 2012 on i70baseball:
Tony LaRussa, Albert Pujols, Dave Duncan, Joe Pettini, Jeff Luhnow, and Dave McKay.  Talk about a serious number, those six people have been a part of the St. Louis Cardinals organization for a combined 4,263 years.  And not one of them will be back with the club in 2012.  Those are just the names that pop to the top of your head when you start listing the personnel this franchise has parted with since clinching their 11th World Championship. A little less than a year ago, I wrote about how if Albert Pujols didn’t sign an extension with the Cardinals, that they’d still be just fine.  The St. Louis Cardinals have a very rich and storied history, and one person does not make or break the team by themselves–this isn’t golf.  They won before Pujols came into the fold, they’ll win now that he’s gone, and lucky for us, they won a couple times while he was in St. Louis. That’s the thing, fans, about rooting for the name on the front of the jersey before rooting for the name on the back ...

Restaurant drops Pujols from name

Sales have slowed at the Pujols 5 Westport Grill in St. Louis since Albert skipped town, so the name will be changed to the Hall of Fame Sports Bar and Grill.

Local restaurant drops affiliation with Pujols

ST. LOUIS Continued anger and disappointment from Cardinals fans over the departure of slugger Albert Pujols has forced a St. Louis restaurant bearing his name to part ways. Pat Hanon, owner and founder of Pujols 5 Westport Grill, said Thursday that sales dropped so much in the recent months since the nine-time All-Star left for the Anaheim Angels that he had no choice but to end...

Cardinals' health challenges a concern

I'm worried about the St. Louis Cardinals -- and not just because they've lost first baseman Albert Pujols, manager Tony La Russa and, at least for the time being, pitching coach Dave Duncan. Those departures alone are enough to give one pause about the defending World Series champions, but my concern runs deeper. This is a physically fragile club. Free-agent right-hander...

Pujols plans to report to camp 'a week earlier'

Speaking from the Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols told Enrique Rojas of that he plans on reporting to his new club's Spring Training complex a week before position players are scheduled to, putting him in Tempe, Ariz., at or around Feb. 19.

A Long-Run Analysis of Salary Inflation

The contracts that baseball players sign are some of the longest contracts in business — not just sports. When handing out nine- or ten-year deals, projecting salary inflation is critical, and yet getting an accurate forecast is nearly impossible. Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols signed huge deals this offseason, which pays the sluggers into 2020 and 2021, respectively. The rate...

Cards loaded with draft picks in 2012

ST. LOUIS - News of Edwin Jacksons one-year deal with the Washington Nationals helped finalize the Cardinals lengthy list of draft picks early in this years Amateur Draft. The Cardinals will have six selections in the top 100 of the June draft, their most since also having six picks in the top 100 in the 2005 draft. Among the selections that year were Colby Rasmus and Tyler Greene...

Red Schoendienst celebrates his 89th birthday

Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst has done it all for the St. Louis Cardinals – All-Star player, World Champion manager and now sage adviser to the scores who followed. Making his St. Louis debut in 1945, the switch-hitting second baseman played 15 seasons with the Cardinals, including in the 1946 World Series. The 10-time National League All-Star also appeared in two more Series...

You May Say I'm A Dreamer: The Los Angeles Angels

What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams. Dream?  The Angels don't need no stinking dream.  Reality seems to be suiting them just fine. While I would love to dream up some fantastical scenario like we have done for many...

Allow Me To Rain On Your Parade

Now I’m not one to be contrarian but please forgive me for not jumping up and down for joy about Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder going to the American League. That’s not what I want.  I don’t want to back into the playoffs.  I don’t want to back into a division title.  Sure I will [...]

Edwin Jackson finally signs

Fans had been waiting patiently for the last chip to fall. All of the big free agents had signed (Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, C.J. Wilson, etc.) except for one. That one was Edwin Jackson, and he signed with the Washington Nationals yesterday for one year worth somewhere around $10 million. At first glance, this looks like a pretty good deal for the Nats. First, let’s take...
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