Ruben Amaro Jr. headed back to Philadelphia from the winter meetings Thursday still without a shortstop. Signs point to free agent Jimmy Rollins eventually re-signing with the Phillies, but the team's pursuit of him might have gotten a little more complicated with the mega news that Albert Pujols had signed a staggering 10-year, $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels (see blog post). Pujols' departure from St. Louis leaves the Cardinals with money in their budget and they could engage Rollins' agent, Dan Lozano, in contract talks. Lozano is also Pujols' agent, so he now has some free time in his schedule.
Pujols signing could alter J-Roll landscape
CSN Philly | Dec 9