Originally Posted by Chip R
If Pujols is traded, how will Chris Carpenter explain that to his son?
I'm on the fence about this issue. I'd love for him to be gone from the NL entirely, so he can demolish some other team's pitching staff 18 times a year.
However, the prospect of him staying in St. Louis on a ~30M/yr deal is intriguing as well. They've got 11.875 million wrapped up in KYLE LOHSE for each of the next two years, and Matt Holliday makes a ton of money as well. It might be fun to watch them really handcuff themselves on the payroll front. Good Lord knows, we've been there.