Originally Posted by MikeThierry
I was looking at the roster for the 2011 team and I would say it was about 50/50 as it pertains to Walt players vs. Moseliak players. When talking about Pujols, I have always been kind of iffy on giving Walt credit on that one. Yes the Cardinals did draft him but that was kind of lucky almost. He lasted until the 13th round and it more looks like a pick that had nothing to do with actual skill but just taking a flyer on the guy. I know Walt drafted him and there's no denying that but, besides the Mike Piazza pick, the Albert Pujols draft selection may have been the luckiest draft pick in the history of the MLB draft. Picking up a so called washed up Chris Carpenter, Garcia, Jay, and Molina were solid well thought out moves that Walt should get full credit for.
What about signing Pujols to one of the most team friendly contracts in MLB history? Was that lucky?