Never had a problem with Pujols leaving.
Issue was with his wife saying God was mad at the Cardinals offered a mere $210 million and Pujols saying it wasn’t about the money.
Don’t insult my intelligence.
Looking at this deal I would have left too.
A breakdown of Albert Pujols’ 10-year guaranteed contract with the Angels, with additional provisions:
2012: $12 million; 2013: $16 million
2014: $23 million; 2015: $24 million
2016: $25 million; 2017: $26 million
2018: $27 million; 2019: $28 million
2020: $29 million; 2021: $30 million
Personal services agreement
Sides agree that after the expiration of the contract or Pujols’ retirement as a player, they will enter into a 10-year personal services relationship and Pujols will be paid $1 million annually.
The sides agree they will enter into a separate marketing agreement in which Pujols will be paid for the promotion and marketing of specified milestone accomplishments. Among them are a $3 million payment for 3,000 hits and a $7 million payment for 763 home runs.
Most Valuable Player: $500,000
MVP second or third place: $75,000
Gold Glove: $75,000
Silver Slugger: $75,000
All-Star election or selection: $50,000
World Series MVP: $100,000
ALCS MVP: $75,000
Other perks include:
• A hotel suite on road trips.
• A luxury suite at the ballpark for the Pujols Foundation, his charitable group, for 10 home games a year.
• The right to buy a luxury suite between first base and third base for all home games.