On the flip side, I think it has shown a true depiction of who Albert is, not who we thought he was. Now, I don't blame him. If you can get it, get it and he got it. Good for him. Yet, his entire career here he has talked about wanting to be a Cardinal for life, wanting to be the next Stan Musial, etc etc. But when it boiled down to it, it wasn't about the love affair shared in St. Louis. It wasn't about the tradition of Cardinal Nation. It wasn't about being El Hombre. It was about green folding paper. It was about the money. Baseball after all is a business. A big business. This was a business decision. I get it. But I feel that for the past decade plus I have bought into a false superstar. If it is about the money, I could have dealt with him saying that for the past several years. But, he didn't he lured Cardinal fans into the mindset he shared the same love with them and this team as they did. Shame on us for being gullible. I think when it boiled down to it, Albert in his mind, outgrew St. Louis and he was done being a Cardinal.
This is not the end of Cardinal baseball. It is a new beginning of a new era. I am anxious to see how Albert deals with the not so friendly West coast media. As far as the contract, 10 years and 250 million - that's crazy!
The Cards just opened a big spot in the pay roll let's see them go get a few players now.