In 2009, Albert Pujols said this:

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"People from other teams want to play in St. Louis and they're jealous that we're in St. Louis because the fans are unbelievable. So why would you want to leave a place like St. Louis to go somewhere else and make $3 or $4 more million a year? It's not about the money. I already got my money. It's about winning and that's it. It's about accomplishing my goal and my goal is to try to win.

Pujols took between $250 and $260 million over 10 years from the Angels. As of yesterday, the Cardinals' offer was $220 million over 10 years, though some believe it was slightly less.

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In other words, Albert Pujols left a place like St. Louis to go somewhere else and make $3 or $4 more million a year.