Syndicated Editorial: I guess it's all about the Benjamins.

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Last week Thur. when I arrived at work the first thing everyone said, “Well Pujols will not retire as a Cardinal.”

I spent his past weekend attempting to comprehend 254 million dollars.  This is what Pujols will make in the next ten years playing for the Los Angeles Angles.

How much money does one person really need to make?  Whatever happened to loyalty?  Does he really think the fans in Los Angeles are going to treat him the way Cardinal fans did?

We were loyal to him as well as the Cardinals organization; come on, the Cards drafted him in the 32nd round of the 1999 draft, 402 overall.  I honestly do not feel Pujols would have turned into one of the greatest players of all-time had it none been for the Cardinals.

Pujols had the chance to do what very few players have done, like Cal Ripkin Jr who spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles.  I guess for Pujols it was all about the Benjamin’s.

To really add perspective to the Pujols signing, Arte Moreno paid only $184 million for the Angels franchise in 2003. He will pay Pujols much more than that over the next 10 years, 70 million more.

If I sound bitter about Pujols moving to L.A., well I am, he just proved that money is everything to him and winning means nothing.

Let me break down and attempt to put into perspective how much money 254 million dollars is and lets forget the hundreds of millions he has already made.

Pujols will make:
25.4 million a year
2 million a month
68 thousand a day
28 hundred an hour

Good lord, how much money does one person have to make and what is it he does for a living, play baseball.

Albert, I wish you the best of luck, honestly I do.  I have a feeling someday, you will look back and see how good you really had it in St. Louis and it really is not all about the Benjamin’s.

I found an interesting site that calculates how much money Pujols makes per second, hour, and so on.  You can enter your salary and see how much you make.  Click here to visit the site.   Based on a salary of 30,000 per year, you would make 125 dollars per day, see what Albert makes per minute.