Albert Pujols was not impressed with reporters Monday when he as asked his opinion on Mark McGwire’s admission of steroid use.
During the St. Louis Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up, the All-Star first baseman said he was “proud of [McGwire] for admitting what he used” and got pretty pissed at the notion their new hitting coach only came clean to revive his Hall of Fame chances and regain acceptance among the baseball community.
“Go talk to Mark,” Pujols said. “I think he cleared up everything, he closed the doors. If you want to reopen those doors I know the right guy. Go talk to Mark about it. There’s 300,000 people that just died in Haiti and you guys just want to concentrate on Mark McGwire. Come on, give me a break.”
As far as contract negotiations for the reigning NL batting champ goes, he reiterated his love for all things St. Louis Monday, saying he’d like to stay with the franchise. On one hand he’s hinted at sticking around for an undisclosed discount. On the other, he said he’s open to exploring free agency after the 2011 season when his contract is set to expire.
Now a three-time NL MVP, Pujols is not in a big hurry to talk digits.
“My timetable is when I’m a free agent,” he said at the Winter Warm-Up. “Right now, we’ve got a couple years. I don’t need to worry about that right now. Right now, my job is to let my agent do the talking. We’re open to talking about it. But I tell you: When the season starts, we’re not talking about it.”
However, the Cards may have to capture a leprechaun or plant a money tree in order to afford him after the $120 million, seven year deal they handed left fielder Matt Holliday this winter.Tweet
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