What would it take to pry Albert Pujols away from the St. Louis Cardinals?
Cardinals fans, put away your pitchforks and disband the angry mob. I am not in any way suggesting that Pujols could, would, or should be traded.
Such a deal would be monumentally stupid for St. Louis. In addition to being the team's best player since Stan Musial, Pujols is a fan favorite and a hometown hero.
But, what if the circumstances suddenly shifted? What if Pujols went on a Milton Bradley-esque rant about his hatred for the city of St. Louis or announced that he wasn't planning to finish his career with the Cardinals?
GM John Mozeliak would have no choice but to entertain offers for one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.
It's an extremely unlikely scenario (breathe easy, Redbirds faithful), but it's interesting to think about—at least, for those of us who live outside Missouri.
Here's a look at the 10 teams most likely to be suitors were Prince Albert to be placed on the trading block, and the prized players and prospects they would probably have to give up.