The biggest story in baseball at the moment should be the drama surrounding Albert Pujols and his apparently stalled contract negotiations with the Cardinals.
Pujols has placed a gag order on the subject, but he apparently said plenty over dinner with some St. Louis fans who won a contest.
Pujols and his wife, Deidre, cooked dinner for eight fans who submitted a winning bid at a Pujols charity auction.
``At one point, (Pujols) said, 'I'm telling you guys more about this than I've said to anyone,' " dinner host Bob Brady of Decatur, Ill. told the Post-Dispatch said. But Brady was mum on what the slugger said.
Pujols has imposed a spring training deadline to get a contract extension. He is said to be asking for a 10-year deal worth close to $300 million. The sides are thought to be far apart, though with a no-trade contract most believe Pujols isn't going anywhere.