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2021-05-06 1:53:33 PM  
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2021-05-06 2:03:10 PM  
I always wondered how angels went to the bathroom, the Bible sort of glosses over that.
 
2021-05-06 2:05:58 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: I always wondered how angels went to the bathroom, the Bible sort of glosses over that.


Not a lot of room.... what with a thousand of them dancing on a pinhead.
 
2021-05-06 2:19:51 PM  
The pujol is always in play.
 
2021-05-06 2:20:22 PM  
Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??
 
2021-05-06 2:39:43 PM  
El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.
 
2021-05-06 2:44:51 PM  

Combustion: El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.


True, and yet the M's gave Cano an equally ridiculous contract.
 
2021-05-06 2:56:41 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??


Every penny. They have an excellent union.
 
2021-05-06 2:57:14 PM  
Hope the Cardinals sign him and he wins a pennant.

And I hate the Cardinals.
 
2021-05-06 2:59:15 PM  

Rwa2play: Combustion: El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.

True, and yet the M's gave Cano an equally ridiculous contract.


The idea was they were paying for a couple of rings up front and anything he did on the back end would be gravy. But it didn't work out that way.
 
2021-05-06 2:59:23 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??


Yes, because the team is releasing him. If he was the one to call it quits, he'd be leaving the money on the table.

I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up going to the White Sox to DH and reunite with Larussa. I don't think he could really benefit an NL team, or the Cardinals would have been a safe bet.
 
2021-05-06 2:59:58 PM  
He was still playing pretty well for a 53-year old.
 
2021-05-06 3:06:29 PM  
Nothing quite as relieving as a good release of you Pujols.
 
2021-05-06 3:13:00 PM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??

Yes, because the team is releasing him. If he was the one to call it quits, he'd be leaving the money on the table.

I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up going to the White Sox to DH and reunite with Larussa. I don't think he could really benefit an NL team, or the Cardinals would have been a safe bet.


As a Cardinals fan... nope. Loved him for his time in STL, but he was washed up probably 3 years ago, and he'd only be taking up a roster spot for sentimentality purposes (if the NL still had the DH from last year, maybe).
 
2021-05-06 3:22:39 PM  
He started off the season relativity well, but then reality caught back up.
 
2021-05-06 3:32:52 PM  
Pujols' WAR with the Angels is 12.8 over 10 seasons, or what he did in his last two years in St Louis. You have to go back to his first two seasons to find two consecutive seasons where his combined WAR was under 12.8.
 
2021-05-06 3:43:45 PM  

Combustion: El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.


It's contagious.

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2021-05-06 3:56:24 PM  
The WAPO guy, Bonestreet, wins the worst sentence of the year with "Almost certain to be a Hall of Fame."  Like, almost certain that trump is going to tell a lie, or almost certain that there is water in the Pacific Ocean.
 
2021-05-06 4:09:12 PM  
POO HOLES
 
2021-05-06 4:10:51 PM  
Hey, guys...I bought this gallon of milk and it only cost me $38.  And the expiration date was on Tuesday.
 
2021-05-06 4:25:47 PM  
It was no Mo Vaughn failure of a deal but it didn't net the Angels much. Until the team wants to commit upgrading at pitching they will always be predicted to do well each year, then fail. As of now the team's best pitcher is their second best outfielder.
 
2021-05-06 4:31:06 PM  

JAGChem82: Doctoral Candidate Zaius: NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??

Yes, because the team is releasing him. If he was the one to call it quits, he'd be leaving the money on the table.

I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up going to the White Sox to DH and reunite with Larussa. I don't think he could really benefit an NL team, or the Cardinals would have been a safe bet.

As a Cardinals fan... nope. Loved him for his time in STL, but he was washed up probably 3 years ago, and he'd only be taking up a roster spot for sentimentality purposes (if the NL still had the DH from last year, maybe).


My brother was floating the "release Matt Carpenter and let Pujols have that spot" idea.
 
2021-05-06 4:33:24 PM  

Porkbelly: The WAPO guy, Bonestreet, wins the worst sentence of the year with "Almost certain to be a Hall of Fame."  Like, almost certain that trump is going to tell a lie, or almost certain that there is water in the Pacific Ocean.


Drink! We're still talking about Trump in an ... Albert Pujols thread???
 
2021-05-06 4:45:20 PM  

browneye: Combustion: El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.

It's contagious.

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Came here to say "Cabrera needs to be next."  Yeah, he's close to 3000 hits and 500 HR, but he'shiatting .100 (and benched today).  I don't think he's getting to either of them and it's time for him to retire.
 
2021-05-06 4:54:55 PM  

phyrkrakr:

My brother was floating the "release Matt Carpenter and let Pujols have that spot" idea.


Your brother was half right.
 
2021-05-06 4:55:05 PM  

buckeyebrain: browneye: Combustion: El Albatross. That was on seriously bad, terrible, horrible, stupid contract.

It's contagious.

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Came here to say "Cabrera needs to be next."  Yeah, he's close to 3000 hits and 500 HR, but he'shiatting .100 (and benched today).  I don't think he's getting to either of them and it's time for him to retire.


He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.  That's basically hitting about .250 over a full season, which he was able to do last year in the short season.

Now, that being said, I don't watch Tigers games, so maybe he is completely washed.  But if he can manage to hang on for this year and maybe part of the next, I think he gets there.

In other counting stat-related old timer news, Adam Wainwright is about 130 strikeouts away from 2,000, and currently on a K/inning pace early this season. That might be something to keep an eye on around August-September, if he can stay healthy.
 
2021-05-06 4:57:22 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??

Every penny. They have an excellent union.


Furthermore, any other team can sign him tomorrow for the league-minimum salary, and the Angels would still have to pay him the ~$29.5M remaining on his contract to play against him.
 
2021-05-06 5:00:32 PM  

phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.


Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.
 
2021-05-06 5:02:22 PM  

buckeyebrain: phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.


Also, I take it back about Miggy's batting average.  He's at .098 now.  He's always been a slow starter, but this is ridiculous.
 
2021-05-06 5:04:17 PM  

devilskware: Porkbelly: The WAPO guy, Bonestreet, wins the worst sentence of the year with "Almost certain to be a Hall of Fame."  Like, almost certain that trump is going to tell a lie, or almost certain that there is water in the Pacific Ocean.

Drink! We're still talking about Trump in an ... Albert Pujols thread???


Well, I couldn't fine a better simile.
 
2021-05-06 5:18:47 PM  

buckeyebrain: phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.


THIS. I mean the man looks like he not only has nothing left in the tank, but the tank has retired and been moved to a nursing home.
 
2021-05-06 5:33:16 PM  

browneye: buckeyebrain: phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.

THIS. I mean the man looks like he not only has nothing left in the tank, but the tank has retired and been moved to a nursing home.


He's got 92 mil guaranteed this year and the next 2!! He's one of my favorite players, this is painful.
 
2021-05-06 5:56:39 PM  

devilskware: browneye: buckeyebrain: phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.

THIS. I mean the man looks like he not only has nothing left in the tank, but the tank has retired and been moved to a nursing home.

He's got 92 mil guaranteed this year and the next 2!! He's one of my favorite players, this is painful.


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2021-05-06 6:46:51 PM  
St. Louis native and Cards fan here.  Bye, Albert!

/glad when he left
//we got his HOF years
 
2021-05-06 6:49:59 PM  

devilskware: browneye: buckeyebrain: phyrkrakr: He's about 130 hits and 11 home runs from those milestones, respectively, which he could get in a full season unless he just has absolutely nothing left in the tank.

Precisely my point.  He's 0-27 with 1 walk and 13 K's in his last 28 plate appearances.

THIS. I mean the man looks like he not only has nothing left in the tank, but the tank has retired and been moved to a nursing home.

He's got 92 mil guaranteed this year and the next 2!! He's one of my favorite players, this is painful.


This.  :(
 
2021-05-06 7:42:29 PM  
I'd bet he could be a better pinch hitter than Carpenter, although it's hard to say. He and Molina are friends, and St. Louis treated him well. He's got a tremendous amount of pride and this must sting. I don't know if he'd take swings at AAA to be a late year call-up for the playoffs, but I could see him doing it - of course I like that fairy-tale shiat. Not sure.
 
2021-05-06 8:58:45 PM  
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2021-05-06 10:06:29 PM  
He got more playing time this year than he deserved because of injuries. Coming into this season it was not known how Ohtani would respond to hitting the day before and after he pitches and first baseman Jared Walsh had only one good month in the majors. Both guys are performing really well and Pujols thinks he can still play everyday. If he wanted to do a farewell tour and said that before the season, he probably could have been accommodated but that's not what he wanted.
 
2021-05-06 10:43:11 PM  

Porkbelly: The WAPO guy, Bonestreet, wins the worst sentence of the year with "Almost certain to be a Hall of Fame."  Like, almost certain that trump is going to tell a lie, or almost certain that there is water in the Pacific Ocean.


I mean, if they start doing the steroids talk and they haven't let the other 'roiders in, then there's a chance he doesn't make it.

That is the only way, though.
 
2021-05-07 1:00:44 AM  
East Side Dave Show: His Name Is Albert...Pujols!
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2021-05-07 3:04:43 AM  
Ton of respect for Pujols.

I was lucky enough to be at the game in Seattle when he got his 3000th hit.
 
2021-05-07 9:52:45 AM  

Doctoral Candidate Zaius: NewportBarGuy: Does he get to keep the remainder of the money??

Yes, because the team is releasing him. If he was the one to call it quits, he'd be leaving the money on the table.

I wouldn't be surprised if he winds up going to the White Sox to DH and reunite with Larussa. I don't think he could really benefit an NL team, or the Cardinals would have been a safe bet.


Not on the Sox - between Abreu, Mercedes, and Vaughn, there is no place for them in the lineup.
 
2021-05-07 9:54:31 AM  

IAmRight: Porkbelly: The WAPO guy, Bonestreet, wins the worst sentence of the year with "Almost certain to be a Hall of Fame."  Like, almost certain that trump is going to tell a lie, or almost certain that there is water in the Pacific Ocean.

I mean, if they start doing the steroids talk and they haven't let the other 'roiders in, then there's a chance he doesn't make it.

That is the only way, though.


He denied it, and Clark rescinded his claim - other than no evidence than Clark (who is a first class jerk and was totally jealous of Puhols) I see no chance at refusal.
 
2021-05-07 2:49:48 PM  
Better headline: Angels open Pujols to all comers
 
2021-05-07 5:05:25 PM  

Trainspotr: Pujols' WAR with the Angels is 12.8 over 10 seasons, or what he did in his last two years in St Louis. You have to go back to his first two seasons to find two consecutive seasons where his combined WAR was under 12.8.


And that's using BBR, which is the more generous measure. Fangraphs has him at 5.6 WAR. That's $42.86 million per win, folks.

And more specifically: 8.1 fWAR in his first four seasons (which is about league-average), and negative 2.5 level performance the remaining six.
 
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