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08:13 AM ET 12.12 | If Albert Pujols signed his heavenly deal, some wonder why he didn't seem more pleased. Why wasn't he happy? Pujols already had a dream of a life, a fantasy, and it just got a whole lot better. Now he'll be enjoying the enhanced prosperity of his new $254 million contract from the Angels. And he seemed sad in a way. Was Pujols trying to get the great fans of St. Louis to feel sorry for him? Tough sale, there. He leads an existence that no working man or woman can relate to. His problems are not our problems. No one moored to reality can possibly feel sorry for Pujols. Having empathy for Pujols would be an egregious example of misplaced principles. But why wasn't Albert thrilled by his good fortune?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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December 12, 2011  08:22 AM ET

When most people do something which troubles their conscience, they say the devil made them do it. Albert's ego is so big that it takes Jesus himself to make Albert chase the money.

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December 12, 2011  08:35 AM ET

The bottom line is that he wanted to fleece the Cardinals... and they weren't going for it.

Even with the DH, the Angels gave Pujols 3 years too many. A 32 year old player, in a league that now tests for steroids/HGH, should not get a contract for more than 5 or 6 years.

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December 12, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Albert has always been a mope. Hard to be any more happy when you're already rich anyway

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December 12, 2011  09:09 AM ET

Maybe he realized that he just signed on to leave baseball heaven to go play in LA.

December 12, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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The bottom line is that he wanted to fleece the Cardinals... and they weren't going for it.Even with the DH, the Angels gave Pujols 3 years too many. A 32 year old player, in a league that now tests for steroids/HGH, should not get a contract for more than 5 or 6 years.

Mores the point, all MLB contracts now should include a clause that says if it is proven you ever failed a drug test or if you fail one in the future the contract is null and void.

December 12, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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Maybe he realized that he just signed on to leave baseball heaven to go play in LA.

Playing baseball in Southern California ain't exactly slumming it.

December 12, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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Playing baseball in Southern California ain't exactly slumming it.

True, but he left a very, very good known situation for the unknown. It would be pretty natural to feel some buyer's remorse.

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December 12, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Mores the point, all MLB contracts now should include a clause that says if it is proven you ever failed a drug test or if you fail one in the future the contract is null and void.

Agreed

December 12, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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I thought it was Anaheim?

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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December 12, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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Mores the point, all MLB contracts now should include a clause that says if it is proven you ever failed a drug test or if you fail one in the future the contract is null and void.

I could just see the players union laughing at that one

December 12, 2011  09:28 AM ET
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True, but he left a very, very good known situation for the unknown. It would be pretty natural to feel some buyer's remorse.

For the Angels or Pujols?

 
December 12, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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For the Angels or Pujols?

Probably both........

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