Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
Pujols' contract was only part of the payroll. Cut out Beltran and Carpenter's contracts in the 2011 offseason and you are at the same base payroll. Same payroll that they absorbed this year with the Molina and Craig extensions already done.
Furthermore, it assumes that it's an impossibility that the Cardinals would have bumped up their payroll to account for the other moves.
There is more than one way to skin the proverbial cat. Either way, **** him, it's over with.
I was for resigning Pujols because he was my favorite Cardinal since Gibson and didn't want to see him in another uniform. But the thought of paying Pujols $30 million a year two years from now would have killed us. The Angles with their BILLION $ TV contract won't miss it at all.