Looking at star-studded 1B class of 2011

With Ryan Howard cashing in, what might the market be for Albert Pujols and others?

Originally Published: April 29, 2010
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Ryan Howard might have rocked the world of baseball bean counters everywhere this week with his five-year, $125 million extension. But here's one thing he didn't do:

Decimate the first-base free-agent market of 2011-12.

Yeah, it's sad to report that Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder and Lance Berkman don't have Howard around to keep them company, and feed them Subway footlongs, anymore. It won't be the same without him.

But allow us to point out that the four guys ...

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