Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 42 (January 16, 1980) | aka Prince Albert,Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre | 6' 3" | 235lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-76 3B-1 DH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AL 2018 117 465 50 114 28 65 20 0 19 64 1 0 .245 .289 .411 6 13 .247 40/22/37 13 12
LAA AL 2019 131 491 55 120 43 68 22 0 23 93 3 0 .244 .305 .430 8 12 .238 46/15/39 15 14
LAA AL 2020 39 152 15 34 9 25 8 0 6 25 0 0 .224 .270 .395 6 15 .230 40/20/41 9 9
LAA AL 2021 24 86 9 17 3 13 0 0 5 12 1 0 .198 .250 .372 3 14 .176 38/16/45 2 2
LAD NL 2021 85 189 20 48 11 32 3 0 12 38 1 0 .254 .299 .460 5 16 .245 50/16/35 9 8
STL NL 2022 101 287 34 76 25 50 13 0 21 58 1 2 .265 .338 .530 8 15 .248 38/16/45 16 14
Career 22yrs 3072 11401 1906 3377 1370 1399 685 16 700 2208 117 43 .296 .374 .543 11 11 .284 n/a
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There is no reason not to go all-in on Albert. At any time, he could go off and have a 4 HR/12 RBI week. You'll be happy if it happens when he's on your roster.

He's a z in my league and was being dumped - I tried to deal my $5b Ike Davis for him ... got beat out by the guy who had a $10b Mike Stanton to put on the table.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jul 29 '10
He's *the guy* on a team that's getting ready to dump ... and I'm in 3rd, feels do-able to move up if I can get an extra 10-15 HRs ... such as from Albert!

Any reason to not go all-in on Albert? (ie. make a bold/strong trade offer to get him)

His last couple of weeks his slash stats are 0.235/0.310/0.392 ... I don't want to trade a lot for more of *that*! I want some of that .350/.450/.650 feast!!! :-)
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jul 29 '10
If he earns $44, in the crude world of 4x4 no one should complain. In 5x5 he's on a a pace to earn $40. No one should complain.
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 3 '10
Just when everyone thought he was underperforming this year he puts together two tremendous weeks to finish off the first half. I'm not an NL guy, but I follow Pujols. How could I not? Sure his SLG and OBP are below his historical rates, but the first half is a small sample size and he could easily put together a monster second half getting back to where he has set his plateau. After all, he is leading in total bases and second in OPS+ so it's not all that bad a season so far.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 3 '10
I'm headed to the Cards/Astros game Thursday afternoon. (Hooray for half-price Internet tickets!) I hope to get a closer look at some folks while I'm there. Let me know if you have any requests on players to watch.
Shawn Douglas ShawnD
Apr 12 '10
To add to Alex's comment: also if rebuilding push him as high as you can reasonably. If you get him, he's the perfect player to dump. High priced and 100% reliable as a stud.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 27 '10
If I had a good freeze list, yes. Otherwise no.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27 '10
So would you push the bid to $44 tomorrow when another team has topper rights?
James Morgan jem1776
Mar 27 '10
Over $40 7 of 8 years, and usually quite comfortably. I don't get the $35 bid.

The real question is how much over $40 you want to go with your investment?

The only thing that might make the $35 even moderately reasonable would be if you think the back is finally going to get him.
paul schneider badgermania
Mar 26 '10
Totally!
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 13 '10