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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The final 2011 bid limits that were posted for this player:
PK 5x5: $44 MF 5x5: $44 AP 4x4: $44
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '11
From Albert's wife, we now have the math.

The Angels offered $254 million for 10 years, none of it deferred.

The Cardinal offered $210 for 10, with $30 million deferred.

Sounds like, in the next 10 years, a $77 million home-town discount.

Almost $8 million per year.

Apparently, the Cardinals' first offer was $130 million for five years.

"When you have somebody say 'We want you to be a Cardinal for life' and only offer you a five-year deal," his wife told a St. Louis radio station, "it kind of confused us."

As well it should have.

And perhaps was designed to?
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 13 '11
Vlad AL MVP 2004.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 12 '11
Vlad won a MVP in NL?
Evan Erickson EDUB
Dec 12 '11
Diminishing range? Really? Would seem to me increasing range to his right. (Of course, if we don't know how many assists he had to other than the pitcher, we don't know if he's gained confidence/skill in his throwing.)
mike fenger mike
Dec 12 '11
I have no idea if this means what he says it does, but it's an interesting fact:

Buster Olney: "And here's a subtle number that some evaluators took note of: Pujols' number of assists, which have grown steadily: 97 ('05), 110 ('06), 124 ('07), 135 ('08), 185 ('09), 157 ('10), 177 ('11). Those numbers are being read as a sign of his diminishing range at first base, as he relies more and more on the pitcher to cover first base rather than taking the ball to the bag himself."
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 12 '11
last time the angels signed a former mvp was Vlad. that turned out well.
Jamin Langtimm Jamin
Dec 8 '11
Okay, I agree. He'll be fine as long as his body holds up.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 8 '11
Miguel Cabrera and Adrian Gonzalez have both done fine in the AL. They're more recent examples.

And, in a couple years we're taking Joey Votto too.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 8 '11
Frank Robinson was able to handle the AL. Nothing's changed.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 8 '11