It's simple: Cardinals must move on

Losing Albert Pujols certainly stings, but many say it's not a death blow for St. Louis

Originally Published: December 8, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DALLAS -- More than a decade before St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak was forced to deal with the fallout from Albert Pujols' departure, Pat Gillick experienced the same sense of shock with a young star named Alex Rodriguez.

In December 2000, the Texas Rangers took the podium at the Anatole Hotel (the site of this year's MLB winter meetings) and announced that they had signed Rodriguez to a 10-year, $252 million contract. The news was a major gut punch to Rodriguez's former ...

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