Albert Pujols: Cash Flow Under-Achiever

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In many’s eyes, Albert Pujols is the best baseball player around and quite frankly, his numbers support that claim.¬† Pujols’ career statistics are superior¬† than many of the other players that hold down spots on the highest-paid list in the MLB; names such as Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Manny Ramirez, Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran.

Here is a list of these players and their current contracts:

  • Alex Rodriguez – $238 million, 9 years
  • Carlos Beltran – $119 million, 7 years
  • Mark Teixeira – $108 million, 8 years
  • Derek Jeter – 2009: $20 million, 2010: $21 million
  • Manny Ramirez – 2009: $25 million, 2010: $20 million

Seeing as Albert Pujols’ career stats (.334, 40/122, 1.053) are better than A-Rod’s (.305, 42/122, .966), I think it is safe to say that Pujols should be a $200+ million man in the immediate future. Anything less would be tragedy!