Monday, February 14, 2011
The Final Coutdown For Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols has said that if a deal has not been agreed upon with the St Louis Cardinals by noon on Wednesday then there will be no discussion during the season and Pujols will then be a free agent following the upcoming season. He has made it clear that he wants to remain with the Cardinals and hopes to retire in St Louis but if things do not work out and he ends up going elsewhere does Pujols become more collectable?
I figure that if he were to go to the Yankees, Red Sox or maybe even the Dodgers I would expect an increase in his prices because those teams have some pretty rapid fans/collectors, but what if he were to end up playing in Florida (either the Rays or Marlins) or how about in KC, Minnesota or Seattle? Let’s say he plays for another 10 years in a new city and let’s say he keeps up his production, do we still see people paying $100 or more for his autograph in a Mariners uniform?