On top of whatever general discord is afflicting us a fanbase for the upcoming 2009 season, I was thinking about something that doesn't need to be addressed quite yet but will creep up on us soon enough.
El Hombre's contract is guaranteed through 2010 with a $16 million club option for 2011. If the club picks that option up, I can only imagine how unhappy Albert might be... which brings me to this question:
How much money will it take to lock up Albert when his contract comes up? His current deal was made when the market was decidedly less expensive. I would assume that the Teixeira contract might be used as just a starting point. Are we talking ARod-type numbers? 10 years, $275 million?
Personally, I think the Cards should do whatever it takes to make sure he is a Cardinal for life. What say you?
What should the Cardinals do with Albert Pujols?
Give him whatever he wants (126 votes)
Pick up the 2011 option and take their chances after that (20 votes)
Do the unthinkable (trade him, let him walk, etc.) (9 votes)
155 total votes