Wainwright's injury could impact Pujols' future
It's bad enough that the Cardinals have to worry about their playoff hopes, with Adam Wainwright out of the picture for 2011,It's even worse that they have to worry further about their Albert Pujols hopes. Such is the domino effect that arises in a win-now window -- one that could slam shut in a hurry if the Cards don't have some starting pitching surprises up their sleeve. At a time when optimism abounds elsewhere in the game, this has not been a fun month for the Cardinals -- or their fans. The unresolved Pujols contract situation has hung like a dark cloud over the collective head of this club, and the rain is really falling now that Tommy John surgery has come calling for Wainwright.
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