But we're not delusional. From yesterday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
But wouldn’t the Royals offer the ultimate free-agency option for Pujols?
Kansas City is home for Albert and Dee Dee, to a significant degree. That is where they met. That is where Pujols played high school and college ball. It's where he worked with his hitting/training mentor to become the machine that he is.
The Royals are loaded with prospects that player development experts love. They have Tampa Bay Rays-like potential, with plenty of big arms and big bats on the way.
Been there, done that, talked to Griffey, decided it was a terrible idea.
Here's a list of places I'm certain Albert Pujols will not be playing in 2012: Pittsburgh.
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