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Tony LaRussa accuses MLBPA of putting pressure on Albert Pujols




Posted by Dennis Velasco Categories: Athletes, Front Office, MLB, News,

Tony LaRussa and Albert PujolsSt. Louis Cardinals manager, Tony LaRussa, is accusing the Major League Baseball Players Association of putting pressure on free agent-to-be Albert Pujols to sign for the richest contract in baseball history. Pujols is arguably the best player in baseball and it's imperative for the MLBPA that he is paid that way in order to establish and keep a precedent - the best players get the most money. If Pujols should settle for anything less than Alex Rodriguez's benchmark contract of $27.5 per for 10 years, it could set the stage for owners to pay below-market value for players. This all said, it's ultimately up to Pujols as to where he plays. He's in the proverbial driver's seat and despite the usual group of high revenue teams (New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox) already having first basemen, Pujols commands a lot of attention.

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