Originally Posted by Slyder
So are you saying he doesn't have access to the "good stuff" that Mac and LaRussa have any more?
Note sarcasm before people jump over the inference.
A lot of truths are told in jest.
Blood testing started this year (albeit very tamely). Also, the age question is back on the table.
Before April 2011, Pujols didn't have a uninjured full month (Marchs and Octobers don't count) with a below .800 OPS in the previous 10 years (July 2001) and only a few months under .900 OPS during the span.
His April 2012 OPS is .592.
He is not the same player. Why? is the question, but "he's pressing" doesn't really cut it, IMO, with a guy who's been to the postseason 7 times and three World Series.