12/7 Are the Cubs a player for Pujols?

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are still involved in talks with Albert Pujols on Wednesday. If they are, the Cubs are not believed to be offering the slugger a 10-year deal. Pujols has such received such offers from the Marlins and Cardinals. The Cubs may be dangling a shorter term contract — maybe five years? — to the three-time MVP.

One thing to keep in mind is one year ago, then Red Sox GM Theo Epstein was quoted as saying, “We’re not close to anybody,” and shortly after that, signed Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million deal.

– Carrie Muskat

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If Pujols were willing to take a five-year, high annual dollar-amount deal, the Cubs could take on the other bidders. But, as it stands, Pujols has to know this is his last big contract. If so, he’ll take the largest total amount, which will not be from the Cubs.

So, the Cubs are interested, and it’s legit. But nothing will come of it.

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