So Pujols took a sweet deal in Los Angeles, over $250 million for ten years.
First, that gives the Cardinals the chance to reallocate funds and seek some real up and coming talent – several new players in place of one gone missing. Time to balance the team with just the right skill set. Out with the star, in with the team.
Second, do you know any human being who is worth $25 million a year? I don’t. It’s obscene. There’s no other word for it.
Third, it’s time to reform the pay scales for professional athletes. I mean really, if you can’t play for $1 million a year, if that’s not enough, what are you about? That’s not enough? Really?
It’s going to take one courageous club and its owners and managers. They’ll have to set the cap and let everyone know. This will take bats and balls. And just in the nick of time.