Found December 04, 2011 on Cardinals Diaspora:
You. Yes, you. It's been 24 long months, hasn't it? You've been at bars talking about it. You've been a work talking about it. You've been at home, funerals, car washes, hot dog stands and even baseball games talking about it. And now, your clarity awaits."IT" is the contract that's been hanging over St. Louis for the past two years. The biggest free agent in the history of St. Louis sports is going to have a contract soon. The team and dollars are TBD.Starting Monday, the MLB Winter Meetings commence in Dallas TX. The Cardinals delegation will be in attendance as well as Albert Pujols' agent Dan Lozano. Traditionally this is the week where the big ticket free agents are bagged and tagged. Multi-millionaires celebrate the Holidays just like you and me. So they're wont to not push back their negotiations too far beyond this week.Oh, and did we mention that the hotel these meetings are being called at is the same place A-Rod signed his 252M de...

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...

Pujols, Age, and the Midwest League

Down here in Dallas, speculation about Albert Pujols‘ future has hit a fever pitch. The Marlins have apparently offered a 10 year contract, and are pushing for a decision in the not too distant future. You’ll probably be reading a lot more about Pujols in next few days. But, for now, I want to address one lingering question about him that hangs over the question of how many...

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...

Marlins Offer Pujols Ten Years without a Birth Certificate

It’s reminiscent of the Republican witch hunt for President Barack Obama’s birth certificate that would validate their suspicions that he was born outside of the United States. All-star slugger Albert Pujols is this offseason’s heavily courted free agent, drawing large interests and even larger amounts of cash offers from the Miami Marlins and the Chicago Cubs. However...

Sources: Marlins expect Pujols decision tonight

Albert Pujols may not be a Miami Marlin by the time he wakes up Wednesday morning. But the team expects a resolution to its bid to sign Pujols, one way or the other, in the next few hours, sources told Tuesday night.

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.

Cardinals Major League Notebook: 12/03/11

St. Louis’ winter meeting plans hinge on the Albert Pujols contract negotiations.

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.

Miami Marlins intensifying pursuit of superstar Albert Pujols; Hanley tweets

Albert Pujols is one of those guys that’s tough to envision in a uniform other than the one he’s worn his whole career. Apparently, the Marlins clearly can see him in colors other than Cardinal red and white. According to ESPN, the Marlins have increased their offer to Pujols to 10 years. This after introducing Heath Bell at the Winter Meetings Monday subsequent his three-year...

Recapping Day 1 of the Winter Meetings for the Nationals

Despite their desire to make a big splash at the meetings, the Washington Nationals were no where to be found on Day 1 of the MLB Winter Meetings.  Unless you count conflicting rumors flying off the handle about the teams interest in CJ Wilson, Mark Buehrle, Prince Fielder, and even Albert Pujols.  Here's what we know about the Nats after one day of negotiating. The Nationals...

Hot Stove Recap: Marlins offer ten years to Pujols

Here is the latest, relevant hot stove buzz circulating around the Winter Meetings this morning: The Marlins have made a ten-year offer to Albert Pujols. The Marlins as well as the Angels remain in the hunt for C.J. Wilson. Prince Fielder is too expensive for the Dodgers, and the market for Fielder appears to be shrinking. The Giants met with the agents for Tim Lincecum to discuss...
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