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Albert Pujols would veto any trade

St. Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 09: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on prior to the start of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Some have wondered whether the Cardinals would consider trading Albert Pujols if they are unable to work out a contract extension prior to spring training. Yeah, you can scratch that idea.

Sources tell Buster Olney of ESPN.com that Pujols will not accept any trade proposal. And with his 10 and 5 rights, he has every right to do so. There’s always the chance he could change his mind, but we should probably assume that he’ll be a Cardinal this season no matter what.

This leaves only two real possibilities moving forward. Either the Cardinals will sign Pujols to a massive contract extension sometime in the next three weeks or he will become a free agent after the season. Simple as that. I can’t even imagine what the Cardinals will say to their fans if they can’t get something done.