Whitey Herzog hopes to see Albert Pujols contract deal this week

2:51 PM, Feb 15, 2011   |    comments
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Whitey Herzog

St. Louis (KSDK) -- Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Whitey Herzog said he hopes the St. Louis Cardinals organization and Albert Pujols can reach an agreement on a new contract for the slugger by the end of this week.

Herzog said he does not think Pujols will receive a 10 year guaranteed contract, but he doesn't think any player should receive that kind of a contract. He compared players bodies to cars and said they break down over time.

The Cardinals and Pujols have until 11:00 a.m. Central Time to come to an agreement because Pujols has said he will not negotiate after he reports to spring training in Jupiter, Florida.

If a deal is not reached, the Cardinals would five days after the conclusion of the World Series to try to re-sign Pujols.

Click on the video player above to watch Art Holliday's interview with the former Cardinals manager.

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