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Pardon me for hitting this point again and again, but it's by far the most fascinating part of Albert Pujols' season so far. Anybody can go into a home run drought; the difference between a home run and a flyout is, what, the width of a cuticle? It's very easy for a home-run hitter to not hit a home run. They do it all the time. But to not walk is just so deliberate, and significant. Barry Bonds never went more than seven games without a walk. Adam Dunn has never gone more than nine games without a walk. Walks don't just disappear for no reason, and Albert Pujols' walks have disappeared, and they have disappeared not just for a month but since last year's All-Star break. Delmon Young now has as many unintentional walks as Albert Pujols since last year's break. I'm not just piling on because he's in a slump. This is a genuine mysterious phenomenon! So here's a quick rundown of things with as many or more unintentional walks than Albert Pujols...
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Erick Aybar apparently doesn’t understand the famous Albert Pujols Intensity yet.
If he did, he clearly would not have participated in such tomfoolery as smacking Pujols in his elbow/foreman rather than his hand during the postgame High 5 line.
In response, an angry Pujols retaliated.
Hat tip: RedditSo, just for the record, in an Angels uniform Pujols has now...
The Angels aren't really getting their money's worth. After inking a 10-year, $254 million deal this offseason, Albert Pujols has sputtered out of the gate. The first baseman is hitting .192 with just one home run and 11 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .228. Obviously, those numbers sit well below Pujols' career averages, so the safe bet is that he'll turn things...
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There was an unusual moment during the Angels’ postgame handshake lineup on Wednesday night. After beating the Twins 6-2, the Angels players lined up for handshakes and high-fives to celebrate the win. For some reason, Albert Pujols chucked his glove at teammate Erick Aybar. The move was strange and made Pujols look like a jerk, but SI injury...
Make no mistake about it, the Cardinals seem to be adapting well to life after Albert Pujols. Obviously much better than the Angels are adapting to life with Pujols.
Predictably, people want to know just how the Cardinals are continuing to contend in the National League after losing arguably the best player in baseball. So Lance Berkman took it upon himself to let us all in on why...
After last night's 6-2 Angels win over the Twins, as the Angels are doing their postgame handshakes, shortstop Erick Aybar taps first baseman Albert Pujols on the elbow. Pujols proceeds to whip his glove at Aybar, and looks really, really irritated afterwards, inspecting his elbow. It's worth noting that the elbow that Aybar tapped was the one that Pujols has had problems...
Heading into the 2012 season, the St. Louis Cardinals had lost the best hitter in the game during the past decade. Albert Pujols left the comforts of St. Louis to chase big money, and many thought the Cardinals’ offensive production would leave with him.
Instead, the opposite has been true. Going into play Saturday, the Cardinals were leading the National League in hits, homeruns...
We are now into May there have been several surprises this baseball season. To the surprise of most people, the Dodgers are in first place in the NL West. This is almost as crazy as Albert Pujols not hitting a homerun in the month of April, but oh wait… that happened…
So how are the Dodgers having all of this success? Well, a large part of that is due to Matt Kemp. Most people...
Forgive the potential hyperbole, but when the Angels open their series against the Rangers at 5:05 PM today, it will either be the beginning of the end to their 2012 season or a bright new beginning to their quest to reconquer the AL West.
While the baseball-loving free world would have you believe that the Rangers have already wrapped up their third straight division title, they...
Los Angeles is the “City of Angels” and its Angels baseball team has a superstar now in Albert Pujols. But Albert was imported from St. Louis and has yet to prove his worth to the people in LA. There is someone who wears Dodger blue that is rapidly winning over the people of LA. His name is Matt Kemp and
Matt Adams, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
Current Level: AAA
2012 Top 15 Prospects Ranking: 8th
Current Value: Nearly Ready
Barring injury, St. Louis probably won’t be looking to shake its roster up anytime soon given its success in 2012 despite the loss of Mr. Albert Pujols. Lance Berkman and Allen Craig, both capable of playing first base, are also getting healthy, which could mean...