The Angels reportedly swooped in Wednesday with sacks and sacks of cash. ESPN reported that the Cards were planning to speak with Pujols' agent today, but this isn't happening anymore. The Cards' deal didn't increase from nine years and less than $200 million.
Kansas City Royals fans likely aren't weeping. But Cardinals fans probably shouldn't either. Ten years? $250 million? A full no-trade clause? Did you really want to be saddled with that contract?
And it didn't take long for Cards fans to express their hatred.