Albert Pujols is serious about this contract rejection

I guess thus far we’re way off in regards to the Albert Pujols contract negotiations.

USA Today Daily Pitch writer Bob Nightengale writes:

All-Star first baseman Albert Pujols has rejected a contract proposal from the St. Louis Cardinals, and unless a dramatic change is made, will announce Tuesday he’s ceasing contract talks for the duration of the season, a person close to Pujols told USA TODAY.

Pujols, 31, eligible for free agency after the World Series, is seeking a 10-year contract, according to the person who requested anonymity because of the sensitive state of the negotiations.

That said, we still believe that something is going to get done at some point. We don’t see a day when Pujols isn’t wearing that Cardinal Red–even if they have to get creative and offer him some type of retirement ownership stock in the organization.

It’s a little bit of a surprise that we’re now to Valentines day and just a few days from guys being in Spring Training camps and nothing is settled. Best guess is the Cardinals are trying to figure out a way to come up with that $300 million and they simply don’t have it. If they had it–they would probably write the check.

If we had to bet, we would lay our money on Pujols always being a Cardinal. This is even if something goes down to the 11th hour to get done.