12/6 Pujols to Cubs? Maybe, if willing to take fewer years

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that the Cubs have made a “qualifying bid” for free agent slugger Albert Pujols. That doesn’t mean the Cubs are offering a 10-year package, but they may have dangled a five-year deal which would include a no-trade clause. A 10-year mega contract is not likely because that does not doesn’t fit into what Theo Epstein has said he wants to do in Chicago. Epstein did meet with Pujols’ agent Dan Lozano on Monday, although Epstein said those discussions were more about pitcher Rodrigo Lopez. The Post-Dispatch says it confirmed the Cubs did submit a bid for Pujols. A Cubs official denied the reports. Jon Heyman of MLB Network says the Cubs are eyeing Prince Fielder more than Pujols. However, Heyman also reported the Marlins are offering Pujols a 10-year contract. The Cardinals had offered Pujols an eight-year, $111 million deal.

– Carrie Muskat

6 Comments

This really makes no sense to me. Why would he want to sign with them? It would have to be a huge pay raise compared to what Miami and St. Louis are offering with their 10 year deals.

Florida has income tax advantages. Miami execs use this fact to their advantage during negotiations.

maybe the cards offered 8 years, $211 million, but not $111 million.

The Cardinals offered 9 years 193 million.. That about 20 millon a year.. It would take alot more than that from another team to get him to leave the Cards..

The Cardinals need to go 9 years and at least $210 million to keep him in a bird’s uniform.

quit crying cardinal fans hes going to south beach just like lebron did

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