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    Brian Walton
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    Of course Pujols will be allowed to attend Cardinals reunions and the like, but not do any work for the team. Really nothing new here, but based on social media reactions, many did not seem to understand this.

    #207497
    1toughdominican
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    Yeah, this is meaningless. I say he deserves accolades for honoring the agreement he signed.

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    blingboy
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    Anyone now if he is living in St. Louis? I think he still has a house in Chesterfield but don’t now if he lives there.

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    1toughdominican
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    He still has a house in Wildwood, which is in the near vicinity of Chestefield, but I’m not at all sure if it functions as his primary residency. He probably lived there during this past season and also probably stays there when in town for a lot of the charity functions that he’s a part of. Who knows how many residential properties he owns? If I had the money and fame that he possesses, no one would know where I was if I wanted it that way…Haha!

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    grayssportsalmanacc
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    Respect him as a player, not crying over his personal services contract. Why a man should deserve “accolades” for honoring a commitment he signed is beyond me, and maybe speaks more towards how we define honor and character in this day and age than anything else.

    #207515
    blingboy
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    I wouldn’t think he’d be much of a draw around LA anyway.

    #207522
    Brian Walton
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    $10 million in accolades.

    #207524
    1toughdominican
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    Chicken feed to a guy like the great Albert Pujols.

    #207535
    Brian Walton
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    He just went through a divorce, and I bet it wasn’t cheap. And if he didn’t care about the $10 million, he could have simply opted out of the personal services contract and he could have spent every minute of the next decade as a Cardinal. But he didn’t.

    I certainly understand his call, but it doesn’t seem praise-worthy.

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    I’m not sure how a dissolved marriage comes into play. It happens all the time. What’s rare, is for someone to have enough monetary resources to look upon $10 MM as chicken feed. And I’m reasonably certain that Albert Pujols retains enough resources to deem that amount of paper as such.

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    ZTR
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    I think $10M is a lot of money to anybody.

    #207555
    Brian Walton
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    Yes, divorce is common. So is halving the couple’s financial resources to settle as well as alimony and child support perhaps. Seems to be potentially very relevant.

    #207683
    grayssportsalmanac
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    All we know are albert’s career earnings. Beyond that we have no idea about his financial situation. Especially after the divorce which is extremely relevant. With public figures these are where NDAs come into play and Albert will certainly get taken for a significant amount.

    So for keeping his toes in the game to be able to also market himself- i think Albert will gladly take 1mm a year.

    I think sometimes people confuse captains of industry and technology creation with athletes. They may be the same age. But unless Albert becomes extremely aggressive with his money (doubtful) his earing years are now behind him. And he should consider himself lucky to get 1mm a year for a part time job in baseball.

    Fergie jenkins drives a minivan and signs baseballs for 35 dollars a pop at dozer field in peoria. Kind of sad to see considering.

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    It will be interesting to see if Albert is around at all other than when he is being officially worshipped.

    #207761
    bicyclemike
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    Pujols’ ROI as a Cardinal was no doubt well above break even. As a Cardinal fan you cannot really complain about what he does from here on out. He gave the Cardinals more than he took.

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