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Pujols’ odds of signing slipping under 50 percent?

Could the St. Louis Cardinals chances of keeping Albert Pujols beyond 2011 be heading south?

Albert Pujols (KSDK)During a Friday segment on KTRS 550 radio, the Post-Dispatch’s Joe Strauss told John Marecek that he thinks the chance that Albert Pujols will sign an extension with the St. Louis Cardinals could soon be less than 50 percent.

Strauss said he would have originally put Pujols’ odds of remaining with St. Louis beyond the 2011 season at 75 percent, but perceives the chances are decreasing daily. Strauss did not state the reason for the new trajectory.

As recently as Thursday, in a Dominican Republic interview, Pujols reaffirmed his desire to remain a Cardinal for the remainder of his career, keeping pressure on the organization to declare their hand regarding years and money to be offered.

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