Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday told reporters he would be willing to defer some of the money off his new contract signed only a year ago to help the Cards sign Albert Pujols. It is a very nice gesture by Holliday that probably won't be necessary, but if it that it has to come to, at least they know they can.
"I would be willing if they came to me and said, 'Hey, this is what it's going to take to get Albert done. Would you do it again or would you do more?'"
Holliday will may 17 million dollars annually through 2016, so cutting a portion off the first few years and spreading it over the next ten could prove beneficial (although it could also do littler difference to the Cardinals budget, especially long-term projections, so the Cards may just continue on the path their on...)
Holliday went on to say about his agent, Scott Boras:
"Scott (Boras) wouldn't like me to say that. But if that's what it took, I would be willing to do that."