Ken Rosenthal wrote an article offering a hypothetical trade idea where the Cardinals would trade Albert Pujols to the Yankees for Mark Teixeira. Its not a trade that's actually being talked about by the Yankees, just one that Rosenthal is suggesting. The basic situation is that Pujols wants a ton of money and the Cardinals are having a hard time working out an extension with him. The Yankees, who failed to do anything of real discernable value this off season, could look to make a big splash with this kind of deal. So would you trade Teixeira for Pujols?
I personally am not so sure. If I'm building a team there's no doubt I choose Pujols over Teixeira to play first. Especially considering Teixeira's three month warm up period before he remembers how to hit each year. But the truth is Pujols could realistically be looking for $30 million a season, which is crazy! Even for a player of his caliber. I wouldn't be upset if the Yankees made this deal, but I would be surprised that they pursued it. Teixeira can swing a bat, and he's certainly one of the best defensive first baseman in the game. Any thoughts?