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Why is Pujols getting a pass?
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 11:43PM #1
galactose
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Not that I want to see someone get bashed, but why does it seem that nobody all around the media/fans/etc is calling Albert Pujols out for leaving the Cardinals? According to reports, the Cardinals offered him 210-220 million as opposed to the 254 million that he accepted. It's not like they completely slapped him in the face with a 7 yr/150 million offer. That was a very respectable, competitve offer! He played there his entire career. How about a little loyalty to the St Louis fanbase and his teammates? I remember Bernie Williams taking a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees!

Again, its not that I want to see him bashed but why does he get a pass? I can think of tons of other athletes in all sports who get bashed to no end for leaving their team for more money. (Johnny Damon leaving Boston for example). Maybe I havent paid enough attention but I've seen nobody call out Albert. All I hear is "Its good for baseball" and "Wow the Angels are going to be amazing".
9 years ago  ::  Dec 08, 2011 - 11:54PM #2
mikeyao
Posts: 1,376

Dec 8, 2011 -- 11:43PM, galactose wrote:

Not that I want to see someone get bashed, but why does it seem that nobody all around the media/fans/etc is calling Albert Pujols out for leaving the Cardinals? According to reports, the Cardinals offered him 210-220 million as opposed to the 254 million that he accepted. It's not like they completely slapped him in the face with a 7 yr/150 million offer. That was a very respectable, competitve offer! He played there his entire career. How about a little loyalty to the St Louis fanbase and his teammates? I remember Bernie Williams taking a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees!

Again, its not that I want to see him bashed but why does he get a pass? I can think of tons of other athletes in all sports who get bashed to no end for leaving their team for more money. (Johnny Damon leaving Boston for example). Maybe I havent paid enough attention but I've seen nobody call out Albert. All I hear is "Its good for baseball" and "Wow the Angels are going to be amazing".




He won them 2 World Series for the team and is the best hitter in the game today. Plus, it's not the Yankees. The Yankees will forever be known as the evil team. Yankee fans need to understand that if they want to be a "Yankee fan", the Yankees will always be questioned and looked down upon everyone.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 12:05AM #3
Yankees
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Because he is the best 1b in the game and shouldn't be paid as being only the 4th best.

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9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 1:09AM #4
doubleplay643
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I'll give you a couple of reasons why Pujols gets a pass. He has already won two World Series, best hitter in the game, future hall of famer and also he is not a Yankee. 

9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 1:15AM #5
ninja108
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 Because it wasn't to the Yankees. THrow out stats and everything else a person has done for a team. If you go to the Yankees, you're automatically greedy and a bandwagon jumper.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 1:43AM #6
JonahFalcon
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Why is he getting a pass? Two words: Mark McGwire. They have no right to complain when the A's basically had their arms twisted by McGwire and the Cards to deal him there.


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9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 6:54AM #7
TheStripes
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Dec 9, 2011 -- 1:15AM, ninja108 wrote:


 Because it wasn't to the Yankees. THrow out stats and everything else a person has done for a team. If you go to the Yankees, you're automatically greedy and a bandwagon jumper.




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9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 10:57AM #8
RockinDaBronx
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Dec 8, 2011 -- 11:43PM, galactose wrote:

Not that I want to see someone get bashed, but why does it seem that nobody all around the media/fans/etc is calling Albert Pujols out for leaving the Cardinals? According to reports, the Cardinals offered him 210-220 million as opposed to the 254 million that he accepted. It's not like they completely slapped him in the face with a 7 yr/150 million offer. That was a very respectable, competitve offer! He played there his entire career. How about a little loyalty to the St Louis fanbase and his teammates? I remember Bernie Williams taking a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees!

Again, its not that I want to see him bashed but why does he get a pass? I can think of tons of other athletes in all sports who get bashed to no end for leaving their team for more money. (Johnny Damon leaving Boston for example). Maybe I havent paid enough attention but I've seen nobody call out Albert. All I hear is "Its good for baseball" and "Wow the Angels are going to be amazing".



When did Bernie take a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees? I distinctly remember him rejecting several  extremely generous offers  by the Yankees and after not getting what he wanted he  decided to bring Boston into the picture. It was only then after he ratcheted his price up, he supposedly didnt take a higher offer from Boston,  and decided to stay with the Yankees, an offer that most likely never existed in the first place.


His actions then is what most likely lead to him getting the treatment by Cashman in his final years.


As far a Pujols goes the writing seemed to be on the wall for awhile when they didnt work something out awhile back,so fans seemed to come  to terms with it, probably why no one is shocked as much as they should be. He also gave them a title in his final year and  didnt make a huge spectacle of himself ala like Arod or Lebron.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 11:10AM #9
newinn
Posts: 36,245

Dec 9, 2011 -- 10:57AM, RockinDaBronx wrote:


Dec 8, 2011 -- 11:43PM, galactose wrote:

Not that I want to see someone get bashed, but why does it seem that nobody all around the media/fans/etc is calling Albert Pujols out for leaving the Cardinals? According to reports, the Cardinals offered him 210-220 million as opposed to the 254 million that he accepted. It's not like they completely slapped him in the face with a 7 yr/150 million offer. That was a very respectable, competitve offer! He played there his entire career. How about a little loyalty to the St Louis fanbase and his teammates? I remember Bernie Williams taking a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees!

Again, its not that I want to see him bashed but why does he get a pass? I can think of tons of other athletes in all sports who get bashed to no end for leaving their team for more money. (Johnny Damon leaving Boston for example). Maybe I havent paid enough attention but I've seen nobody call out Albert. All I hear is "Its good for baseball" and "Wow the Angels are going to be amazing".



When did Bernie take a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees? I distinctly remember him rejecting several  extremely generous offers  by the Yankees and after not getting what he wanted he  decided to bring Boston into the picture. It was only then after he ratcheted his price up, he supposedly didnt take a higher offer from Boston,  and decided to stay with the Yankees, an offer that most likely never existed in the first place.


His actions then is what most likely lead to him getting the treatment by Cashman in his final years.


As far a Pujols goes the writing seemed to be on the wall for awhile when they didnt work something out awhile back,so fans seemed to come  to terms with it, probably why no one is shocked as much as they should be. He also gave them a title in his final year and  didnt make a huge spectacle of himself ala like Arod or Lebron.





I'm positive he took a little less money from the Yanks then what the Sox offered him. Bernie went straight to George, told them what he was offered by the Sox and gave George a number (that was less) to stay with the Yanks and Steinbrenner said OK.

9 years ago  ::  Dec 09, 2011 - 11:16AM #10
RockinDaBronx
Posts: 4,278

Dec 9, 2011 -- 11:10AM, newinn wrote:


Dec 9, 2011 -- 10:57AM, RockinDaBronx wrote:


Dec 8, 2011 -- 11:43PM, galactose wrote:

Not that I want to see someone get bashed, but why does it seem that nobody all around the media/fans/etc is calling Albert Pujols out for leaving the Cardinals? According to reports, the Cardinals offered him 210-220 million as opposed to the 254 million that he accepted. It's not like they completely slapped him in the face with a 7 yr/150 million offer. That was a very respectable, competitve offer! He played there his entire career. How about a little loyalty to the St Louis fanbase and his teammates? I remember Bernie Williams taking a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees!

Again, its not that I want to see him bashed but why does he get a pass? I can think of tons of other athletes in all sports who get bashed to no end for leaving their team for more money. (Johnny Damon leaving Boston for example). Maybe I havent paid enough attention but I've seen nobody call out Albert. All I hear is "Its good for baseball" and "Wow the Angels are going to be amazing".



When did Bernie take a lesser offer to stay with the Yankees? I distinctly remember him rejecting several  extremely generous offers  by the Yankees and after not getting what he wanted he  decided to bring Boston into the picture. It was only then after he ratcheted his price up, he supposedly didnt take a higher offer from Boston,  and decided to stay with the Yankees, an offer that most likely never existed in the first place.


His actions then is what most likely lead to him getting the treatment by Cashman in his final years.


As far a Pujols goes the writing seemed to be on the wall for awhile when they didnt work something out awhile back,so fans seemed to come  to terms with it, probably why no one is shocked as much as they should be. He also gave them a title in his final year and  didnt make a huge spectacle of himself ala like Arod or Lebron.





I'm positive he took a little less money from the Yanks then what the Sox offered him. Bernie went straight to George, told them what he was offered by the Sox and gave George a number (that was less) to stay with the Yanks and Steinbrenner said OK.




supposedly the sox offered him a little more  like a mil or 2 and  Bernie decided to stay with the Yankees after having turned down 2 huge offers, no home town discount was given to the Yankees. It's probably why Cashman treated him like a dishrag after his contract came to an end.

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