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Pujols, Cardinals Agree to 21 Year, $324,040,000 Contract


March 21, 2001: Before he has even played his first Major League Baseball game, the Saint Louis Cardinals have offered young rookie slugger Albert Pujols a ridiculous 21 year contract worth more than 324 million dollars.

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Amazingly, he will be worth this amount in his first eleven season alone (per fangraphs), meaning his last ten years, he'll be playing for free!

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This is not taking into account the amount of revenue Pujols will generate for the franchise in merchandise sales, boosted attendance, etc.

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If anything, it's like he's paying the Cardinals to play for them!

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(This is the first of many attempts to justify the Cardinals offering a 32 year old a ten year contract. Others include: We'll All Be Dead By Then Anyway, He's Pujols!, Money Isn't Real George, and Imma Gonna Rob His Ass.)