By Jason Wojciechowski on February 20, 2004 at 2:38 AM
Albert Pujols became the newest $100 million man today. It's not a surprise, and if he continues to hit as he has over the last three years, he's worth every penny, especially to a Cardinals team that's not likely to have a replacement coming out of their farm system for him in the next few years.
Meanwhile, this contract means that the Yankees only had half of baseball's $100 million men for a few days, since they've now got four out of nine. Expect George Steinbrenner to rectify the situation soon by signing Whitey Ford to a 12-year, $137 million contract.