I have been peaking around the web, message boards, editorials, blogs etc, checking out peoples take on Pujols and his move to the Angels.
Two things struck me.
First was the realization that none of the typical players (Red Sox and Yankees) were anywhere to be seen during the courtship of Prince Albert. You can argue both teams have solid guys at 1st so they don’t need him, but remember the Yanks signed ARod when they already has a top notch short stop. I don’t have any hate for either team I just think it’s interesting.
Second thing is something that has always bothered me. I hate when folks write or say things to the effect of “…I wouldn’t have done it for just a little more money.” or “…I can’t believe he left for just (fill in the amount).”
Lets look at Pujols deal. He will make around 25 million a year in LA. St. Louis appears to have been offering somewhere between 20-23 million. Anyone who questions why needs to ask themselves what they would do for an extra 2-5 million dollars. That is major cash right there. As fans we get emotional but to a player this is their job, and the reason we have jobs is to make money.
I have no problem with his move; sure I would have preferred he landed in Minnesota, but whatever.