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If this turns out to be the last time we see Albert Pujols in a Cardinals uniform -- aren't you sick of hearing that? -- the great Pujols put forth forgettable performances in six of the seven World Series games. The soon-to-be free agent had a lone hit in Games 1 and 2 and 4 through 7. Fortunately for Pujols, his five-hit, three-homer outburst in Game 3 will overshadow his struggles in every other game, but even his historic showing was only one of many unforgettable moments in the 2011 World Series. This series will be remembered for the Cardinals'...
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This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps as a Cardinal. The flashbulbs popped furiously in appreciation of the three-time NL MVP, who struck out in the seventh inning of Game 7. One last send-off. Now, it's time to start talking. After 11 seasons with the team that drafted him, Pujols is a free agent for the first time.
It’s been reported by multiple media outlets for weeks that the Marlins figure to play a role in the impending free agency of Albert Pujols. It is likely the Marlins do in fact check in Pujols and even present an offer but at the end of the day — the chances of the future Hall [...]
Albert Pujols tried to give away nothing during the celebration, tried to stay in the moment. But what a moment it was.
The Texas Rangers have walked Albert Pujols five times in the first six games of this World Series—all intentionally. Many of these walks are bad ideas! (And not just for the spiritual reasons elucidated of late by Josh Levin and Rob Neyer, among others.) More »
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This time, it really was Albert Pujols' final at-bat of the season, and perhaps with the Cardinals.
ST. LOUIS — Whether he's crushing three homers in a World Series game or deflecting questions about his impending free agency, Albert Pujols can seem downright robotic. His reputation as a destroyer of baseballs and bids for interesting quotes is well earned.
It was interesting, then, to see Pujols drop his usual persona around the ballpark to being one of the main mischief...
Braves general manager Frank Wren will not be grabbing the spotlight by pursuing Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes or any of this offseason's other high-profile free agents, but he is plenty motivated to improve upon a difficult ending to the 2011 season.
The Cardinals' Albert Pujols heads the list of baseball players on the market this off-season, with the Yankees' C. C. Sabathia and the Mets' Jose Reyes the other top names.
Commissioner Bud Selig, visiting with reporters before the start
of Game 7 of the World Series, touched on several topics Friday,
not the least of which was Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols'