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    Is Albert Pujols's Career Over? Part Deux

    Last year, I started a thread asking the question of whether Pujols's career was over. The vitriol I received from everyone was hilarious. Now it's time to ask the question again. What does everyone feel about Pujols now?
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    He's probably not returning to superstar level caliber player again, but his career isn't over. I think suggesting so is a silly notion.

    He'll be playing in Spring
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    Define "over."

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    No the Angels have themselves a .700 OPS DH that will be making 23M+ a season for the next 8 years.

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    It's far from over.

    But he isn't an 8 WAR player anymore either.

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    I wouldn't say "over". He'll hang around .295 20-25HR. 85-105 RBI fo a couple more seasons.

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    My guess is he'll play eight more years. He won't earn even half of his pay in any of them.

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    stupid question is stupid

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    No way that Pujols' career is over. In 2011 he was still a top hitter in the league, & last year he was excellent as well. This was an injury riddled year for him, throw it completely out of the books. He'll be back healthy next spring.

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    It is what it is with Albert.

    He began to show decline in his offense at age 30 in 2010 and it's dropped precipitously since then. These guys hit their primes around 27 or so years old so the Angels took an inherent risk giving him 10 years/240 million dollars at 32.

    He had just come off a 4 fWAR season in 2011 and it was beginning to be obvious that he was not the player he once was. That said, he's had injuries problems with the plantar fasciitis this year and had some nagging injuries last year.

    There is obvious danger in giving a guy in his 30s a 10 year deal. All you need to look at is A-Rod to show us that. He'll rebound some next year but the days of Albert Pujols being the best hitter in the game are over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floater View Post
    stupid question is stupid
    Why?

    It's a valid question. I don't think he';ll be completely unproductive, but he's not getting close to a 6+ WAR again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgerbluemmm24 View Post
    Why?

    It's a valid question. I don't think he';ll be completely unproductive, but he's not getting close to a 6+ WAR again.
    Yep he's going through natural decline.

    The Angels completely ignored their pitching and decided to pick up two over the hill hitters the last two offseasons. It explains why they are 14 games out of the division lead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodgerbluemmm24 View Post
    Why?

    It's a valid question. I don't think he';ll be completely unproductive, but he's not getting close to a 6+ WAR again.
    his career is obviously not over, what a ridiculous question to even ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Yep he's going through natural decline.

    The Angels completely ignored their pitching and decided to pick up two over the hill hitters the last two offseasons. It explains why they are 14 games out of the division lead.
    how is his decline compared to other great players at his age?

    Quote Originally Posted by floater View Post
    his career is obviously not over, what a ridiculous question to even ask.
    I don't think the OP literally meant his career is over.


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    Quote Originally Posted by floater View Post
    his career is obviously not over, what a ridiculous question to even ask.
    I don't think he meant it literally.

    The Angels are still on the hook for the next 8 years with his contract. There is no way they can get around that unless he is medically forced to retire.

    But Pujols being the hitter he once was is over.
    Last edited by metswon69; 07-30-2013 at 11:19 PM.

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