Pujols and the Angels reached an agreement to a 10-year, $250 million contract early Thursday morning. The two-time World Series champion and three-time National League MVP will now play for the Halos after spending his entire 11-year career as a St. Louis Cardinal.
Unfortunately for St. Louis, they have lost a baseball icon. But this is no time to weep in St. Louis.
With their best player going elsewhere, the Cardinals must address the gaping hole left by Big Albert. Here are some options for the Cards in their search for a new first baseman.