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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Age. New league - the AL. Pitchers he hasn't seen regularly that he has to adjust to. Lots of reasons. Or simply, he isn't getting anything to hit but still swinging anyway. Same problem Votto has..........they don't throw him anything to hit.
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Another 0-4 day and an Angels loss, Pujols now down to a .216 batting average.
    I dont care, Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. Hes in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.

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    One can only wish he were still a Cardinal.
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    He's never had fewer than 5 homers in the month of April until this year (or so it would appear with only a couple days left). His OPS is over 200 points lower than any previous April he's ever had.
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Joe Poz has an interesting blog piece on Pujols today.

    http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/201...tands-for.html
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Age. New league - the AL. Pitchers he hasn't seen regularly that he has to adjust to. Lots of reasons. Or simply, he isn't getting anything to hit but still swinging anyway. Same problem Votto has..........they don't throw him anything to hit.
    Yet Votto has continued to post an OPS north of .900 (1.056 now).

    They haven't thrown much to Pujols his whole career. The secret is not swinging at crap. if you don't they will eventually throw you strikes. It doesn't pay to walk any player every time up.

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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    No way to prove anything, but I've always felt he was lying about his age. I don't think he was the product of anything more nefarious than that. He was simply doing what a lot ballplayers from the Dominican Republic have done for ages (heck, I lie about my age all the time).

    It's catching up to him now. That's really the only logical explanation for his state of affairs. Can't say I really blame him, though.
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels View Post
    No way to prove anything, but I've always felt he was lying about his age. I don't think he was the product of anything more nefarious than that. He was simply doing what a lot ballplayers from the Dominican Republic have done for ages (heck, I lie about my age all the time).

    It's catching up to him now. That's really the only logical explanation for his state of affairs. Can't say I really blame him, though.
    Sort of. My guess is he's 3-4 years older. And the guilt of signing a 10 year deal knowing your skills will decline sooner rather than later has to weigh on anyone. So the "fix" is to try harder. Except baseball is a game where trying harder only makes it worse.
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    Re: So...Pujols sure does suck right now

    Pujols's slump is apparently contagious. The Angels have now been shut out 8 times in their first 36 games.
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