According to Ken Rosenthal, a source told him the Cardinals offered Albert Pujols roughly $20 million per season before contract negotiations failed to create a new deal on Wednesday. The offer was probably eight or nine seasons.â†µ
If true, there are three possibilities:â†µ
1. For some reason, management really thought it would be fun to insult Pujols and aggravate his agent, orâ†µ
2. the club's really not all that interested in retaining Pujols' services after this season, orâ†µ
3. the Cardinals really don't believe that Pujols just turned 31.â†µ
Maybe I'm missing something, but I just can't think of another reason why they would even bother to offer $20 million to a player who is so obviously worth at least $30 million, both on the field and on the open market.