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Albert Pujols Contract: Extension Talks Between Cardinals And Pujols Are Reportedly Over

With the deadline a little more than an hour away, it is becoming increasingly unlikely that the St. Louis Cardinals will reach a contract extension with first baseman Albert Pujols.

Sources: Pujols contract talks are over. Deadline will pass without a deal. Have not been proposals swapped in last 100 hours or soless than a minute ago via Mobile Web


This is very bad news for Cardinals fans. It had seemed unlikely that a deal would be reached over the last few days or so, but at the same time, there was always a sliver of hope that the two sides would be able to reach a deal.

The fact that the two sides have gone 100 hours (which is kind of a weird way to express that period of time, if you ask me - why not just say four days?) does not bode well for a last minute deal. The two sides have reportedly been in contact the whole time, but neither side has been willing to show the other side their hand. I was hoping that the negotiations were going better than they apparently were. This is just bad news all around.