Jonathan Shelby, who works with me here at the Missourinet, sent me a link to a story from Darren Rovell, the business editor at CNBC, who wrote that Albert Pujols was not the $300 million contract he was reportedly asking for during his negotiations with the Cardinals. After reading his opinion piece which didn’t offer a lot of evidence to back up his case, I have a compelling reason why I think Pujols would be worth an investment as high as $300 million.

Listen to this week’s Pressbox Podcast to hear my reasoning.

The only evidence I’m going off of is based on attendance figures, an rough average of league ticket prices and what Pujols has meant to the franchise in terms of putting butts in the seats. I researched my numbers from baseballbiz.com and baseball-reference.com