Sports' Burning Questions for 2011

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How much for Pujols?

Albert Pujols will be 31 when his contract expires after the 2011 season, almost the same age Alex Rodriguez was when he got a 10-year, $275 million deal (with another $30 million available in incentives) from the Yankees in 2007. According to's Jon Heyman, Pujols is said by people close to the situation to want a 10-year deal worth about $30 million annually like A-Rod. Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt has made it clear that he doesn't want to repeat the Rodriguez deal. Judging by how far apart the sides could be, this negotiation could take awhile.

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