I'm reluctant to report this because it is completely unsubstantiated, but St. Louis radio and an ESPN feed report that the Cardinals may have reached a contract agreement with Albert Pujols and that an announcement will come Friday.
Take it with a whole shaker of salt. But I hope it's correct. I would be very relieved to put this whole Pujols drama behind Cardinals fans once and for all.
St. Louis GM John Mozeliak has denied the report. What we do know is that the Redbirds folks met with Pujols' people late last night to try to hammer out a new arrangement. Hopefully they were successful.