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Pujols' Lobbying for Manny Unrealistic

Pujols and Manny: 2004 World Series

The new National League Most Valuable Player would like to play with free-agent Manny Ramirez, but the money doesn't make sense. In related news, Albert Pujols has to pass up playing winter ball as a tune-up for the World Baseball Classic.

In an article that first appeared in the Dominican Republic daily El Caribe, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols disclosed he lobbied General Manager John Mozeliak to sign free agent outfielder Manny Ramirez, late of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pujols' comments were also picked up by ESPN, with the specific quote being, "Of course I proposed to sign Manny Ramírez. Who does not want to...

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