Pujols' future in St. Louis could depend on LaRussa

By Aaron Kirn

Much has been made about the off-the-field controversy surrounding the LaRussa-Rasmus saga, amidst  the Cardinals’ recent downward spiral.  Of course there’s nothing a winning streak wouldn’t cure, at least for now.  And we don’t really know if all the rumors regarding Rasmus wanting out because of LaRussa are true.  One thing we do know, Albert Pujols isn’t shy about expressing his support for manager Tony LaRussa.

Albert Pujols - St. Louis Cardinals“I hope he can continue to be my manager for the rest of my career,” Pujols said.  “But that’s not my job, and I don’t make those decisions.  I think this city should be appreciative of the thing he has accomplished in his 15 years as manager in this organization.  Hopefully, he’ll be here next year and for the rest of my career.”

The St. Louis fan base is basically 50/50 on the LaRussa-Rasmus issue, but one thing everyone’s 100% on, is keeping Albert Pujols happy.  Yahoo Sports reports, as LaRussa goes, so might Pujols.

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