One of the best ever, Glad I got to watch Stan, Gibby, Lou, Ozzie, Mays, Mantle and Koufax in my lifetime. Albert is in the group.
At some point, team loyalty comes in to play. When you are making that much money, you can afford to be brand loyal and stay with a team. Lots of players have passed on deals and stayed/retired with the same team.Yeah I’m sure all you guys would pass on making 40 million more for doing the same job.
The team is only as loyal to you as your stats are. They honestly don’t care about you once your production inevitably slides.At some point, team loyalty comes in to play. When you are making that much money, you can afford to be brand loyal and stay with a team. Lots of players have passed on deals and stayed/retired with the same team.
In Alberts case, I heard it was mostly his wife wanting to live the California life. She drug him out there by his sack.
Loyalty to the cardinals, not the other way around. He could have stayed but elected not to.The team is only as loyal to you as your stats are. They honestly don’t care about you once your production inevitably slides.
Alberts wife didn’t want to go what so ever but it makes for a good story I guess.
As I’m sure you know they have a child with Down syndrome and they were thoroughly integrated and involved in the school.
However, he likely will not, isn't he close to the home rung record?I dont hold any ill feelings for him taking a deal that was lopsided, and its the Angels fault for defying the game economics and offering the deal. Hopefully some lessons were learned. He still had a chance for 10 years in him then (not all good and certainly not like his previous 10), but now I think he should go out quietly.
I have no problem with anyone leaving with a massive contract difference. His son was the reason his wife wanted to stay because there is an excellent school that his son finally fit in well. I font hunk his side even moved out to California for at least the first three years maybe longer so she definitely wasn’t pudding to go there.Loyalty to the cardinals, not the other way around. He could have stayed but elected not to.
Not sure what his kid has anything to do with it, but you probably know that his wife wanted to stay just as much as I know that she wanted to leave... both are good stories I guess. Nobody really knows, unless you are his agent or something. I guess that could be.
I seem to remember 200M offer from CA and 170-ish from the cards??He only hit 222 homers in the last 10 years. He's hit 5 this year. He won't hit another 100 no matter how long he plays. I didn't remember that the pay difference was 40 mil. He's still under contract until the end of this year. He could have had a statue in the Lou. So Swede, you are saying the 40mm meant more to him than his kid. Gotcha....good for him.