Cubs not ruling out Albert Pujols

Updated: February 19, 2011, 4:32 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs chairman of the board Tom Ricketts didn't exactly diffuse the idea that the Cubs could be a viable contender for the services of Albert Pujols if he becomes a free agent in 2012.

Ricketts, who was in Mesa, Ariz., on Saturday to talk to the full Cubs squad before its first practice, was asked if the team could handle a mega-year, mega-bucks signing in the near future.

"All that stuff's in [general manager Jim Hendry's] court," Ricketts said. "There's ...

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