MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Reasons Chicago Cubs Should Not Sign Albert Pujols

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MLB Free Agents 2012: 5 Reasons Chicago Cubs Should Not Sign Albert Pujols
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Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols and the Chicago Cubs have been linked since spring training as a destination for the first baseman in free agency. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Theo Epstein has extended an offer to the former St. Louis Cardinals slugger.

With the thought of Pujols mashing home runs at the Friendly Confines for the home team clouding fans' thoughts, it would be a move that could turn into Epstein's "Soriano Deal" for the franchise, putting the squad right back where it started—in a hole.

Here's five reasons it's a huge mistake to sign Albert Pujols.

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