How Much Is Too Much for Albert Pujols?

While we wait through the last few hours of the Marlins and Cardinals jockeying for Albert Pujols, the reported offers are going up, and it’s now looking like Pujols is going to get a 10 year deal for somewhere around $220 million or so. It might end up a little south or north of that, but that seems to be the general landing area for the deal.

We’ll have analysis of the deal once it happens, but for now, I’m curious as to the perception of the upcoming deal among our readers. We’ve already asked you guys to guess what Pujols would get, but now, let’s see what you think he should get – if you were a GM, what would your absolute best offer be?




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Dave is the Managing Editor of FanGraphs.


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Atom
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Atom

He’ll be paid more than $20 million *when he’s 42*!!!

# of players in baseball history who hit more than 20 home runs in their age 42 season: 1.

# of players who hit more than 20 home runs in their age 41 season: 4

vivalajeter
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vivalajeter

Atom, how many players averaged 8 WAR over their first 10 seasons?

njd.aitken
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njd.aitken

Since when did HRs become the sole determiner of a player’s success?

Yirmiyahu
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Yirmiyahu

vivalajeter, if he’s only worth $35M next year (7 WAR x $5M/win), and is paid $20M, he’ll still be paid 1.75 times what he’s worth.

Which is half. Or close enough to it when you’re speaking English rather than mathematics. Which is what Dave was doing.

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