Albert Pujols Might Wind Up Reuniting with the Cardinals (UPDATE: Actually, No, It's the Dodgers)

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Albert Pujols Might Wind Up Reuniting with the Cardinals (UPDATE: Actually, No, It’s the Dodgers)

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After something of an unceremonious separation from the Angels, and with a desire not to hang ’em up just yet, former superstar Albert Pujols may head back to where it all began.

Given that Pujols did not want to be a bench player with the Angels, which is part of what precipitated his release – since the Angels were obviously not going to start him over other options – I don’t quite see why he’d want to hit up the Cardinals, where there will be few at bats available (right?).

But maybe it’s a nostalgia play, and he’ll be a bench guy there on something of a farewell tour? I guess we’ll see what happens. Obviously Pujols had his best years in St. Louis, and he’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but he’s a 41-year-old who hasn’t been an above-average bat in literally five years.

UPDATE: Nope, it’s the Dodgers:

I don’t entirely get the fit here, as Pujols would seem a pretty marginal bench player at this point in his career, given the lack of defensive ability and, again, a bat that’s been below average five years running.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.