Originally written on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 10/27/14
Albert Pujols is a three-time MVP, a future first ballot Hall of Famer and one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time. He led the St. Louis Cardinals to two World Series, and has since moved on to the American League to anchor the Angels’ offense. However, after a subpar season in 2012 (by his standards) and an even worse 2013, Pujols simply just does not look the same. Is this simply a slump caused by nagging injuries, or have we seen the end of dominant Pujols? It is hard to criticize a man who went .285/.343/.516 with 30 home runs and 105 RBI a season ago, but it took a hot second half of the season, which endeared him more to daily fantasy sports fans than to those who held on to him in season long leagues, to make those numbers look respectable. To help illustrate just how good he has been from the beginning, last season was the only time the first baseman finished outside the top 10 in MVP voting. Now in his age 33 season (or maybe later, depending on if you believe ...
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