"What did I do?" Really?
Let me take a swing at that.
He got paid.
That check clears whether he's slumping or not. Get real.
No one loves STL fans more than I do - let's make that clear. But we need to get over ourselves and turn the page on this guy. He's gone. We lost him.
Guess what: this slump won't last. He's still awesome. But it's moot because SOMEONE ELSE OWNS HIS CONTRACT.
Let's keep in mind that it's still early May and focus on the guys that are still wearing the Birds on the Bat. Albert's gone.
He'll probably still have a terrific season. But it will be in the AL West. We honestly don't need to consider him again until the WS, which I fully expect the Cards to be competing in.
Go Cards. Go Cards. Go Cards.