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cardsfan04 wrote: However, I think there's a grey area where it's better to give him a less than ideal contract than to let him walk.
cardsfan04 wrote:Apparently Cards have offered a 10 year deal now too. I don't like the 10 years part, but I guess at least we're trying to keep him here. This whole thing has me sick now.
dmiles2186 wrote:I don't blame him for following the money.
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Marlins clarify their offer is actually in Pujols-years, so it's really a 14-year deal, not 10.
cardsfan04 wrote:lol at Pujols Years. That's pretty funny.
I have very mixed feelings on this, but we'll see. The one comforting thing about it is that I heard they are willing to increase payroll for Pujols. So, it sounds like they have their payroll at $110 mil or so. But, if Pujols signs, they'll up it to $120 or whatever his raise is. If he doesn't sign, they'll reinvest the $15 mil he's making to keep it at ~$110. If the increase isn't exactly coming out of the budget, I guess I'm OK with it.
cardsfan04 wrote:Where are you hearing that it will be backloaded? That's certainly possible and has crossed my mind. But, I haven't seen that anywhere.
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