Looks like he got 240mil from LA and was offered 210mil from the Cards. He has an option for a 10mil personal services contract with the Angels. But mang he still wants to play.
His contract was actually 253million from LA and the Cardinals came back with a counter offer up to 210million with 30 million deferred. That was way too much in my opinion but they gave it a good try and I think the Cardinals made the right decision. The personal services contract that you mention was a big thing to Albert at the time but it's been so long I don't remember exactly what it encompasses. I know it had a clause to be in management in some form which left him a possible option for his after baseball life.Looks like he got 240mil from LA and was offered 210mil from the Cards. He has an option for a 10mil personal services contract with the Angels. But mang he still wants to play.
There is quite a compound a few miles north on 169, east side. Think it sold in the last 2-3 years.Supposedly he's got a couple hundred acres by Smithville for his retirement compound. Him and Chris Mihlfeld are still close.
Was there a difference in money, it has been awhile but if I remember right cost of living had it a push???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.
The money difference was what did it even if every athlete says “it’s not about the money”. Yeah sure it always is when there is that big of a divide.
Like 43 million. At the time he seemed to like the services part of the contract that the Angels added. It opened him up to being in management when his playing days are over if he wants.Was there a difference in money, it has been awhile but if I remember right cost of living had it a push???
For sure. We had him for his best ten years and everyone knew his next ten couldn’t possibly be as good. The Angels decided to over pay him thinking it would spark a resurgence in their fan base since they just got Mike Trout as well. It never happened.His leaving was a blessing for the Cardinals!
Many times, cards fans are not the kind, understanding, "best fans in baseball" group that they would have you to believe. Players that do stuff like this are labeled traitors pretty quick.I don't see why everybody has a hard on for Pujols going to CA. He gave us his best years BY FAR and then went to work for somebody else who paid better. It's no different than any of us leaving a place and going somewhere else for more money aside from we see thousands and he sees millions. I'll always be thankful for what he did for the Cards when he was here.
I always chuckle when people take their own time to proclaim how little they care about xyz. Thank you for letting everybody know you don't care. It had us on pins and needles.Do you all really care about these thugs ?