Former Cardinals manager Tony La Russa was on ESPN’s First Take program this morning and said the club made the right decision to not get involved in signing Albert Pujols to a 10-year deal. However, he didn’t blame the L.A. Angels for their decision to sign Pujols for $254 million because. “He is a great franchise player, so it makes sense for them.”

La Russa said if he was an executive, he would never go over six years.

“I don’t think 10 years was a smart move for the Cardinals, I think Albert is perfect — I call him Albert P. Pujols for Albert Perfect Pujols — but I don’t think that I would ever endorse a contract beyond six years, tops.”