Found November 21, 2011 on
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Sure, it's something a lot of people have joked about for a while now given his maturity and hairline...but now, apparently, the Miami Marlins (and, reportedly, some others) are wondering the same thing.
According to the Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard, the Marlins are skeptical Pujols' real age and, thusly, not yet set on what they'll be offering the slugger.
"The total dollars are in dispute, depending on whom you believe, but the number of years offered is not," Le Batard reported this weekend. "Nine years. That's insanity, especially since, like a lot of teams, the Marlins believe Pujols to be older than the 31 he claims to be."
No one, really, has any reason to think that Pujols is older than what his bio says, but you can't blame the Marlins for checking it out given the money they're putting up.
Granted, Leo Nunez is nowhere near the caliber Pujols is, but if you recall, Miami got stung this past season when they found out that the reliever was actually older than he claimed to be...and playing under an assumed name.
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