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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Lance McAlister
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    Pujols vs #Reds
    180 games
    .344-.424-.629-1.053
    47 HR
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    I would have lost a bet he hit more HR vs Pirates (50) and Cubs (57)


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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    I could never bring myself to hate Pujols no matter how many Reds pitchers he destroyed. He just put his head down and let his play do his talking for him.
    “I don’t care,” Votto said of passing his friend and former teammate. “He’s in the past. Bye-bye, Jay.”

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    He’ll join LaRussa with the ChiSox


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    as soon as I saw the news, I thought there is less than a 1% chance LaRussa is not all over getting him to Chicago.
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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Latest word is DFA. As a DFA I have no interest. Once he is a FA I'm interested (for league minimum) . Reds need a righty bat with Aquino out. Against lefties he's still got a .259 average with .878 OPS.
    DFA just means he can be traded along with 25M$ to anyone for a piece of pie.

    If I were the Cardinals I'd do it, then let him retire in a STL uniform, they'd be out nothing but the 40 man spot he'd occupy (just move someone to the 60).

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by KeefeCato View Post
    While on steroids the whole time.
    No evidence whatsoever he was on roids...he passed multiple tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    No evidence whatsoever he was on roids...he passed multiple tests.
    I believe those tests were “are you smarter than a 2nd grader”, and I believe he cheated.


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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    I believe those tests were “are you smarter than a 2nd grader”, and I believe he cheated.


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    Based on??
    ...the 2-2 to Woodsen and here it comes...and it is swung on and missed! And Tom Browning has pitched a perfect game! Twenty-seven outs in a row, and he is being mobbed by his teammates, just to the thirdbase side of the mound.

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Man, I of course knew that his contract went badly for LA, but I must've missed that he OPSed .800 zero times after his first season.
    They paid him well for production he gave the Cardinals.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by Kinsm View Post
    No evidence whatsoever he was on roids...he passed multiple tests.
    Lots of guys who later were outed for using steroids passed multiple tests.

    Anyway, the rumors on Pujols were that he was on HGH. Same with Molina.
    That’s why we’re playing, bro

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    I ground my teeth that the Cardinals dodged a major bullet and let Pujols go into free agency.

    A very prudent and shrewd move, but since it was the Cards, I hate it.
    True Yodas are never young.

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    With Albert Pujols available after the Los Angeles Angels designated him for assignment on Thursday, CBS Sports' Mike Axisa writes that the Cincinnati Reds are among five Major League Baseball teams that could take a chance on the future National Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman.

    From Axisa:

    The Reds lost first baseman Joey Votto to a broken thumb Wednesday and he is expected to miss several weeks. Cincinnati could go with Alex Blandino, Kyle Farmer, or Mike Moustakas at first base, though none are ideal solutions (moving Moustakas to first would require moving Jonathan India or Nick Senzel to third, and open a hole elsewhere). Asking Pujols to play first base on an everyday basis at this point in his career isn't the best idea, but the Reds are an option.

    The Enquirer's Bobby Nightengale wrote in 2019 that the Reds reportedly were the runner-up in Pujols' free agency sweepstakes in 2011.

    "We thought we were going to get him," former Reds general manager Walt Jocketty told USA TODAY. "We thought he would certainly give our organization a lift with his presence, on and off the field."

    Opinion: Albert Pujols wants to play, but his career may be over after being cut by Angels
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb...cid=uxbndlbing

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I ground my teeth that the Cardinals dodged a major bullet and let Pujols go into free agency.

    A very prudent and shrewd move, but since it was the Cards, I hate it.
    They didn’t let him go into free agency. They offered him a gigantic 10 year contract worth over $200M, but the Angels offered more. They weren’t shrewd, they just got lucky that the Angels were dumb enough to outbid them.
    Last edited by 757690; 05-07-2021 at 03:26 AM.
    That’s why we’re playing, bro

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Man, I of course knew that his contract went badly for LA, but I must've missed that he OPSed .800 zero times after his first season.
    On the flip-side, he OPSed <1.0 only 3 times during his 11 seasons in StL.

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Rosenthal's piece about it in The Athletic was really good.

    The Angels sent out a news release at 11 a.m. PT announcing Pujols had been designated for assignment. They held a video news conference at 4 p.m. including Carpino, Minasian and manager Joe Maddon, but not Pujols. And then they played their regularly scheduled game against the Rays at 6:38 p.m.

    No, the Angels did not even wait for an off day, prompting Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez to blast them on Twitter for the “shameful way” they treated Pujols and his legacy. Martinez was overly if understandably pointed in defending his fellow Dominican. But the end was not going to come easily if, as Carpino told reporters, Pujols wanted to continue playing every day at first base.
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: Angels releasing Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Lots of guys who later were outed for using steroids passed multiple tests.

    Anyway, the rumors on Pujols were that he was on HGH. Same with Molina.
    So what if there were rumors?


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