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Cardinals don’t need Pujols in order to win

John Mozeliak notes that the Cardinals “still think we have some holes.” One is right field, stomach and Carlos Beltran would fill it well.

Despite currently polling at Fungoes as the Cardinals

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  2. SocraticGadfly Says:

    He’s arguably still worth it from a business standpoint: http://socraticgadfly.blogspot.com/2011/02/pujols-worth-10-years-300m.html

  3. Danny S Says:

    Gadfly, Thats a ginat “if” – dropping to 2.4M gate. IMO, the Cardinals will continue to draw 3M plus if they win, with or without Pujols.

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  5. SocraticGadfly Says:

    Danny, it’s not that giant; it’s what they averaged in the first half of then 1990s, before Big Mac. Actually, below 2.6M is probably about the break-even point, not 2.4M. And, I could see them falling that low. Not necessarily, but possibly.

  6. zubin Says:

    Respectfully, I don’t see the point of this analysis… I am pretty sure we already knew you don’t need an MVP or a Cy Young to win a championship. The real question is what the Cardinals do with the money they would have used to meet Pujol’s contract demands. If the Cardinals don’t sign Pujols, can they sign enough usable talent with that cash?

  7. The Daily Pujols – 02.16-17.2011 | Pitchers Hit Eighth :: An Unofficial St. Louis Cardinals baseball blog Says:

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  8. desertcardinal Says:

    It’s difficult to tell whether Albert Pujols is being greedy or just getting what he thinks he is entitled to. The point of the problem lies in his almost total failure to bring the Cardinals to a World Championship, 2006 notwithstanding. We should remember that had the Central Division put up anything resembling a contender in 2006, the Cardinals would have been watching the WS at home. The ballclub’s resurgence, i.e. beyond it’s 83 wins that season, was inspiring and all the more dramatic considering the inept performance we all witnessed through the season. Albert’s performance was better that year than last year, where the Cards just quit as he struck out regularly with men on base. I would rather see a well-paid and deeeper Cardinal team without Pujols, even if that means his departure comes sooner rather than later. His great numbers, better than Gehrig we are often told, failed to bring a repeating championship to Saint Louis between 2001 and 2010. Thank Mr. Pujols for his efforts and send him on his way, as he seems to desire as it is.

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