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The Los Angeles Angels of Aneheim are preparring to be without Albert Pujols for the remainder of the season. Pujols could undergo surgery to repair a partial tear of his left plantar fascia. Albert signed a 10 year, $240mil contract with Angels prior to the 2012 season. Over the course of 253 games, Pujols has hit .275 with 47 home runs, 69 doubles and 169 RBI. Those are not terrible number by any means, but for Albert Pujols, they are disappointing. For $240mil they are terrible. If he is done for the year, Albert Pujols will finish with a .258 batting average over 99 games in which he hit 17 home runs and drove in 64 runs.The last time Pujols didn't hit 30 home runs? NEVER. Even in his rookie season, he hit 37 home runs and last seasons total (30) was the only time in his career he didn't hit at least 32 of them. Last season, Pujols used a strong month of August in which he hit 9 of his 30 homers and drive in 24 of his 103 RBI. I am sure many fantasy owners were just waiting for that same production out of their 1st round draft pick, in a lineup that features Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton and Mark Trumbo. Comparing his monthly splits to last season, Albert is down in nearly every category. In total, he has more strike outs, less hits, runs, doubles, home runs and RBI, a lower batting average, OBP, SLG and OPS. Is this the end of this generations greatest hitter? Are PEDs to blame for the rapid break down of a superior hitter, similar to the way Alex Rodriguez' career came crashing down? Pujols turned 33 before the start of this season and has played in over 2000 career games, including the playoffs. Only Ichiro Suzuki has played more baseball than Albert since his rookie season in 2001 and no one has been more valuable, not even Alex Rodriguez. The way things are going for Albert Pujols, it's hard to imagine him still playing baseball in 2021, the year his current contract ends How to replace PujolsIf you played CBS Fantasy Baseball, check out the Padres Yonder Alonso, the Marlins Logan Morrison, and the Mariners Justin Smoak.If you play ESPN Fantasy Baseball, check out the Piartes Garrett Jones, the Padres Yonder Alonso and the Marlins rookie prospect Christian YelichIf you play Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, check out the Mariners Kendrys Morales, the Phillies Michael Young and the Nationals Adam LaRoche
BEST OF MAXIM
After starting the second half of the season strong in a series victory over the American League West leading Oakland A’s, the Los Angeles Angels have now stumbled towards the bottom of the standings.
C.J. Wilson (photo credit: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America)
Things looked very promising coming off the All-Star break when the Angels were able to take two out of three...
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Albert Pujols has been placed on the DL with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia, and he reportedly could miss the rest of the season.
Albert Pujols will likely sit out the rest of the season after suffering a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot Friday night an injury that forced the Angels slugger to the 15-day disabled list Sunday.
Manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols who hit .258 with 17 home runs and 64 runs batted in despite being hobbled all season by the painful condition will be out "...
Per Danny Knobler of CBS Sports, Albert Pujols may not play another game during the remainder of the 2013 season. Pujols is suffering from plantar fasciitis and is expected to miss a significant amount of time. The only cure for this issue is rest and lots of it. The only way for the team to know how long he will be out for is to take it by a week-by-week basis.
Mark Trumbo is expected...
Angels' DH/first baseman Albert Pujols is back in Southern California from Oakland to have an MRI on his left foot. The slugger re-injured it running to first base last night after he singled in the ninth inning against A's closer Grant Balfour.
In his absence, Mike Trout will bat third for the first time in his Major League career, according to Alden Gonzalez. The...
Angels first baseman may not play again this year after he was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. Pujols has been dealing with the injury for awhile, but aggravated it while running to first base on Friday against the A's. Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols would be out for "a significant amount of time...
An already tough season for the Los Angeles Angels just got even tougher.
The Angels announced that Albert Pujols was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. L.A. manager Mike Scioscia said that Pujols would be out for “a significant amount of time,” and possibly the remainder of the season.
His left foot was bothering...
Entering the season, Los Angeles Angels first baseman and
designated hitter Albert Pujols was hoping he would be able to produce closer
to his career norms devoid of significant injury and ailment. He was specifically
hoping for comfort rather than lingering discomfort in his foot. While Pujols
says his case of plantar fasciitis is no worse at this point of the season, it
Angels slugger Albert Pujols returned to Los Angeles on Saturday
morning for further testing on his sore left foot.
That, ladies and gentlemen, is a $137 million white flag you see being waved atop the Big A. As was suspected after he re-aggravated his foot on Friday night, the Angels announced that Albert Pujols has a torn plantar fascia in his left foot and will quite likely miss the rest of the season.
As devastating as that might sound, it is actually a stroke of serendipity for the Angels...
Albert Pujols, in year two (!) of a deal that will make past Los Angeles Angels Of Outer Rancho Cucomonga death deals look like nothing, DL'd for the year. His OPS was all of 767, so it's not like this is going to be a bitter loss for the Angeles to take... but dear heaven, do the Angels need for an NBA/NHL style amnesty experience to kick in right about now.Oh, and...
A single link late Saturday night, with no comment. Right there in the e-mail box from Mountain Fresh (LINK HERE).
He didn't have to say anything and I didn't have to respond.
It was sad.
Sad that it came to this. Sad that we didn't really, but kind felt like we needed to say something to each other. Sad that we knew all of this was coming...
The Angels dropped three of four to the A's in Oakland are 13 games out of first place and probably won't have Albert Pujols (partial tear in his left plantar fascia) for the rest of the season.
Time to sell?
The Angels don't expect to be very active before Wednesday's non-waiver 1 p.m. PT Trade Deadline sources with the team continue to say. But they...
In what initially seemed like deja-vu, the Los Angeles Angels seemed to be duplicating their season of a year ago. It was then when they stole the headlines, signing free agent Albert Pujols and LHP CJ Wilson. This made a very good team seem better as the Angels were the favorites to win the AL West division. The Angels started out 2012 by going 8-15, but were 26-26 by the end of...
By Jason Sinner, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
I keep seeing tons of internet chatter from Angels fans about selling off the teams spare parts to make them better......eventually.
Yet a bad loss tonight and many are still pissed even with little doubt about the outcome of this season.
On top of that, we traded a 38yo middle relief lefty specialist about to become a FA...