Earlier this week, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman and free agent to-be Albert Pujols set a deadline for team management.  If he and the front office could not come to terms on a long-term extension by noon on Wednesday, February 16, he would halt negotiations and test the free agent market at season’s end.

Needless to say, the Cardinals would be foolish not to give Pujols his money.  He is the face of their franchise and the most popular player on the team.  Here are 10 reasons that if Pujols becomes a free agent he should remain in St. Louis

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