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Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

Posted on: December 12, 2011 4:02 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2011 4:18 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Albert Pujols signed with the Angels last week in a move that shocked the baseball world. We knew that. But his wife, Deidre (or "Dee Dee") says the people don't know the reality of the situation -- which is that the Cardinals' offer didn't come anywhere close to what has been reported, because it was only for five years. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“What I’m saying is it wasn’t a guaranteed situation,” she said. “When you have somebody say, ‘We want you to be a Cardinal for life’ and only offer you a five-year deal ... it kind of confused us. ...

“Well, we got over that insult and felt like Albert had given so much of himself to baseball and into the community that he at least deserved the opportunity to have real life-long -- you know, I tell you what -- we didn’t want to go through this again. Free agency, it’s stressful.”
The Post-Dispatch has reported that the Cardinals' initial offer -- what Dee Dee called an "insult" -- was for five years and $130 million. Of course, the Post-Dispatch is also reporting the offer grew to 10 years and $210 through the course of the negotiations -- which was widely reported during the Winter Meetings last week. On the flip-side, they also report that there was a "significant" portion of the deal in deferred, interest-free, money. So while Mrs. Pujols can say this move wasn't about the money, it's pretty evident it was very much about the money (Pujols signed for 10 years, $254 million and none of that is deferred). Not that I'm blaming them one bit, as $44 million is quite a chunk of change to think about turning down.

Deidre also mentioned that she was surprised Cardinals fans turned on Pujols so quickly upon the news of him signing to play elsewhere. I guess she didn't watch The Decision, huh?

In fairness, we must point out that Mrs. Pujols did say, "we still love St. Louis and always will."

Still, it was 20 minutes of justifications on a radio show in an argument she can't win. With Pujols signing, the fans of St. Louis are going to be angry, and nothing she can say will change that. This goes for free agents leaving places for more money in every sport.

The full interview is available on via Joy FM's website.

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 10:12 am
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

I was in Detroit and you WUSSED out.Told me to meet you at the CASINO and you never showed up.And I looked futher in 1 year you have POSTED every day but 7 days.WOW HOW PATHETIC ARE YOU.GET A HOBBY DUDE

LOL   Yeah right... wayyyyyyyyy too funny.  Quite a few others laughed at you Brian for running away.  I have proof.  Don't make me copy and paste all those posts moron.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 11:20 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:50 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS SHOW UP,YOU WERE NOT FAR AWAY,BUT BEING THE COWARD YOU ARE YOU FOUND A WAY TO WESSAL OUT OF IT WITH THIS CALL ME OR SOME STUPID THING ABOUT A ROOM NUMBER.I SHOULD PUT MY WIFE AT RISK BY GIVING YOU A ROOM NUMBER. AND AS FOR THE PAWN SHOP NO ONE SHOWED UP BECAUSE THEY WERE LIKE YOU A COWARD.

LOL  OK CLOWN !!  So all I had to do was get in my car at night and drive 45 minutes crossing an international border JUST IN CASE you are really at a hotel when you refuse to prove it??  You didn't provide a room number because you WEREN'T THERE CLOWN.  How would that put your wife at risk ??? LOL    Giving people a room number THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING WITH puts your wife at risk but inviting a complete stranger to meet with you with your wife there isn't dangerous?

MORON... GO AWAY LOSER.... YOU'RE NOT WANTED ON THESE BOARDS.

Don't you see that???? 


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Posted on: December 19, 2011 1:34 pm
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 19, 2011 2:07 am
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Posted on: December 18, 2011 8:21 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 8:14 pm
 

Pujols' wife defends husband on St. Louis radio

Now, since I know that your ~70 IQ and 2nd grade education will render you unable to realize it, Brian8ball, you lose and I win. 



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