Albert Pujols and New York Mets: How It Could Happen and Why It Might

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Albert Pujols and New York Mets: How It Could Happen and Why It Might
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With the 2011-2012 offseason in full swing, the biggest topic in baseball has been whether superstar first baseman Albert Pujols will re-sign with the Cardinals, whom he has spent the first 10 years of his career with, or test the free-agent market. Arguably the best hitter in baseball within the past decade and future Hall of Famer, Pujols has put together one remarkable season after another and has also become the symbol of baseball's post-steroid era.

While the Cardinals have a very good chance to re-sign Pujols, the Marlins have lately created some buzz by offering Pujols a nine-year contract. The Giants and Cubs have also been rumored to be interested in Pujols' services. But one team that has not said much about Pujols but could still make a big offer out of nowhere is the New York Mets. The Mets are a team in desperate need of another star player with Jose Reyes likely to not return. Furthermore, the team needs a big time power hitter to protect David Wright in the lineup. Pujols would certainly fit the bill.

With this being said, here are five reasons as to how the Mets could sign Pujols and why it just might happen.

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