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Robinson Cano, Albert Pujols and MLB's Most Riveting Spring Extension Talks
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In case you're wondering, the guy in the brown jacket is Scott Boras

This time of the Spring is good for a few different things:

     1.  Seeing outfielders lose fly-balls in Arizona's "high sky" (is there any other kind?)

     2.  Watching an at-bat where the pitcher, catcher and batter are all wearing numbers above 60

     3.  Seeing an anonymous hitter from the minor league camp hit a walk-off home run for the "big club"

However, something that will never show up in a Spring Training box score is which players are in-line for and/or discussing a possible contract extension with management. Some of these undertakings are done rather privately, while others (see Albert Pujols) are at the forefront of the day's happenings in both Arizona and Florida.

I'm going to mention Pujols here, but that is as far as I plan to go with his situation. Everything I know about Albert tells me he is a man of his word, so I believe him when he says he will NOT be discussing an extension with the Cardinals until the end of the 2011 season.

In any event, I don't believe the two sides are even in the same zip code. No team in their right mind will give Pujols the length of an extension that he desires, but some team may just come close.

 

***Note: That is Scott Boras in the brown jacket in the above picture. I know, I almost threw up too.

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