The Albert Pujols contract: Pony up!

How much is he really worth? Imagine the moola is coming out of your pocket!

Originally Published: February 24, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

Nobody is better at spending other people's money than ex-spouses, the Defense Department, sports writers and fans.

Albert Pujols wants to become the highest-paid player in baseball? Sure, fine by me. It's not as if a 10-year, say, $300 million deal for The Machine is coming out of my pocket. It'll come out of the St. Louis Cardinals' pocket, or whichever team decides a season from now that it can't live without a 32-year-old first baseman beginning the back end of his Hall of Fame ...

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