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Albert Pujols will have to make more than Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira in next contract

6/22/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

The sad truth is that Albert Pujols will most likely be worth much more than both Rodriguez and Teixeira, but will make considerably less anyway, because the Yankees probably won't be in the bidding.

Even when they had no competition for Alex Rodriguez, they gave him $27M per year. When other teams were in the $160M range for Teixeira, the Yanks topped them by $20M.

I'm honestly not sure why so many stories about Pujols' impending free agency are coming up so much lately, other than the fact that it's a bit slow in the sports news department, but after 2011, when he becomes a free agent, we could see either a guy become the new highest paid player in baseball, or we could see a guy who makes well over $20M per year, but is still somehow underpaid.
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