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Old 12-08-2011, 02:19 PM   #21
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I've seen other estimates as high as 36. Then, there's [Only registered users can see links.]



But I suppose you know more about Albert Pujols than MLB front offices because - well - you're from St. Louis!
it has nothing to do with where i'm from and everything to do with thinking this conspiracy is silly.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #22
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it has nothing to do with where i'm from and everything to do with thinking this conspiracy is silly.
It's not.

A lot of players from the DR lie about their age. Wandy Rodriguez, Miggy, Esmailyn Gonzalez, Rafael Furcal, etc. I'm not saying Pujols DID lie, but there are a lot of questions, so I see a lot of risk in signing a guy who could be several years older than 32 for 10 years @ $25 million per year.
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Glad Pujols is out of the NL Central.

I'm not going to completely buy into the fact that Pujols will be shitty by the end of his contract. He's an unbelievable hitter. He won't be worth the money obviously.
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It's not.

A lot of players from the DR lie about their age. Wandy Rodriguez, Miggy, Esmailyn Gonzalez, Rafael Furcal, etc. I'm not saying Pujols DID lie, but there are a lot of questions, so I see a lot of risk in signing a guy who could be several years older than 32 for 10 years @ $25 million per year.
it's just comforting to know you're a wackjob on more topics than just Dave Matthews.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:07 PM   #25
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No matter what his age is, ten years is pretty crazy.
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10 years is loco.

and they got Wilson too.
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No matter what his age is, ten years is pretty crazy.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:31 PM   #28
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Crazy isn't the word. It's stupidity. Sure, they won the bidding war, but they will pay for it in more ways than just than one.
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my facebook is blowing up with people wishing his plane crashes and whatnot. seems 'bout right.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:36 PM   #30
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and they got Wilson too.
For less than John Lackey.
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I've heard mixed reactions from Stl fans.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:37 PM   #32
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I was kinda on the fence about Wilson, but I think that's a good signing for them.
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I'm not big on Wilson.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:51 PM   #34
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A lot of players from the DR lie about their age. Wandy Rodriguez, Miggy, Esmailyn Gonzalez, Rafael Furcal, etc. I'm not saying Pujols DID lie, but there are a lot of questions, so I see a lot of risk in signing a guy who could be several years older than 32 for 10 years @ $25 million per year.
[Only registered users can see links.] . MLB teams aren't really interested in signing kids out of the DR if they're over 18. Wandy Rodriguez took on a whole different identity to lie about his age, he became 18 yr old Eny Cabreja (and he's not the only one). It's a theory on why many latino players seem to hit the wall pretty young- Carlos Baerga, Edgardo Alfonzo, etc.

Anyway, 10 year contracts are never a good idea, especially when a guy is already well into his 30's when it begins. This will be a huge albatross for the Angels beginning in about 4 or 5 years.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:20 PM   #35
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Stop pushing conspiracy theories!

Everyone who actually follows the sport knows it's extremely common. I'm a Red Sox fan and I'm completely willing to bet David Ortiz is older than 36. Not because I wear a tinfoil hat, but because there's plenty of evidence to suggest agents are pushing this kind of behavior on their players from the DR.
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Stop pushing conspiracy theories!

Everyone who actually follows the sport knows it's extremely common. I'm a Red Sox fan and I'm completely willing to bet David Ortiz is older than 36. Not because I wear a tinfoil hat, but because there's plenty of evidence to suggest agents are pushing this kind of behavior on their players from the DR.
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not my pujols!
No worries, he's not yours anymore anyways.

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I'm not big on Wilson.
Wilson is fantastic. I think you are underestimating him. Especially when you consider he plays half of his games in Texas. Check his numbers. He is legit.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:28 PM   #40
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Wilson is fantastic. I think you are underestimating him. Especially when you consider he plays half of his games in Texas. Check his numbers. He is legit.
yeah, almost a 6.0 WAR
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