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Seems like St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols(notes) should be worth a couple of boatloads of cash for the team to keep him around long-term, but the boats have not arrived just yet.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the three-time MVP, who becomes a free agent at year's end, reportedly doesn't want to talk about a contract extension once Spring Training gets underway in two weeks.

"The parties recently resumed talks after nearly two weeks of silence," the paper reports. "The pause occurred after chairman Bill DeWitt, Jr. minimized the significance of this month's deadline."

If he doesn't get signed, the Dispatch notes, Pujols and his agent, Dan Lozano, have given "no indication of waiving the blanket no-trade leverage Pujols gained after reaching 10 years of major-league service last October.
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Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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