Originally Posted by MikeThierry
By no means am I saying Jocketty was somehow lucky putting together this team. He is still one of the best GM's in the game. The Pujols contract will probably go down as arguably the best contract in the history of the game. As Puffy said though, at the time, it was risky. Walt did a very good job of having foresight on Pujols.
Well my post was referring to your comment as to how much credit to give Jocketty for the 2011 team regarding Pujols.... which, even if you want to somehow call him lucky for drafting Pujols, you can't call that contract luck. That was a crafty, crafty move, and it no doubt helped the Cardinals win the title in 2011.