Albert Pujols’ signing with the Los Angeles Angels may not be about the difference in dollars between what the Angels were willing to pay and what the Cardinals can pay, but more of a symbollic signing. That’s according to KMOX radio personality Kevin Wheeler.
“Pujols is not gaining much ground in terms of net value of what he’ll get for that money if he moves his family to Los Angeles, buys a house, pays taxes,” said Wheeler on my latest Pressbox Podcast (14:00)
“My belief is, it’s more about the symbolism of $250 million dollars…Making $25 million dollars a year…it’s about that number,” said Wheeler, who is the pre and post game host for Cardinals baseball.
What’s the next step for the Cardinals? Wheeler believes the Cardinals need to get another bat in the lineup, perhaps some help for the outfield. Allen Craig had knee surgery and may not be ready in April. It looks like Lance Berkman will play first. Wheeler thinks a former Royals player would fill the role.