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Tony La Russa dislikes long deals

Updated: September 26, 2012, 2:04 PM ET
ESPN.com

Tony La Russa is an unabashed fan of Albert Pujols, but even his appreciation for Pujols wouldn't have driven him to give the future Hall of Fame slugger a 10-year contract.

Appearing Wednesday on "ESPN First Take," La Russa said any commitment longer than six years carries plenty of risk, and that if he were a team executive, a term beyond that is something he would not consider.

"I don't think 10 years was a smart move for the Cardinals," La Russa said, adding that ...

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