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Friday, February 18, 2011
Wilbon: Cubs have to get Pujols

By Michael Wilbon

It's not often that the refrain "Wait 'til next year" actually means something of consequence for the Chicago Cubs, but it does now. Of course the Cubs should move heaven and earth to sign Albert Pujols, precisely because this could be their best chance to transform not only the team, but the brand. Please don't bother me with what might happen when Pujols reaches 40 or 41 years of age and whether he'll be overpaid by then. Don't bother me with predictions of gloom and doom when the alternative is stealing away your hated rival's best-ever player and putting him into your lineup in the prime of his life.

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