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    If this is the beginning of a sharp decline Albert will not be a first ballot guy. His first half career numbers were incredible but 9 years of this or worse plus leaving StL for the money will diminish those accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoseBackPages View Post
    Retire? are you guys insane?

    why would he leave all that money on the table?

    He said earlier this year, when he can't play any more, he will retire.
    Some players care about their image. He has plenty of money and I
    believe he agreed with the angels to stay in the org. after his contract.

    There are many player who will stay for the money, I believe there are
    a few who would retire, much like a Barry Sanders. I think guys like jeter
    and pujols would walk away when done and leave money on the table.

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    This is why it's so important to have an accurate age of ball players. He's declining at an appropriate age for a person that is 3-5 years older than he claims to be. Unfortunate signing for the Halos.

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    Re: What do you envision the rest of Albert Pujols career will look like?

    Add his name to the long list called: "players who shouldn't have gotten a crazy long contract"

    Right under hamilton & a roid

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    He'll finish with over 600 home runs, around 2,000 RBI, .300+ career batting average, and probably close to 3,000 hits, if not over that mark.
    He's a definite first ballot Hall of Famer, and will go down as one of the best hitters to have ever played the game.

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    What do you envision the rest of Albert Pujols career will look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat4 View Post
    He'll finish with over 600 home runs, around 2,000 RBI, .300+ career batting average, and probably close to 3,000 hits, if not over that mark.
    He's a definite first ballot Hall of Famer, and will go down as one of the best hitters to have ever played the game.
    This is probably where I figure it'll be and agree w the HOF and best hitters. I think like LeBron , when he left Stl the image hit is what's causing him to get hammered so hard. Yes stats are down from his pinnacle, but if he finishes this year like last and has 3 more seasons similar, that's 10 super years and 5 real good years, and that's impressive

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    What do you envision the rest of Albert Pujols career will look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    The fans are already booing him.

    Not a good sign.

    It's not going to end well.


    Had he stayed in St. Louis that NEVER would have happened. He would have been a God forever.
    Pretty sure he wouldn't want to be called a God given his affinity for "God"...just like he didn't want to be called El Hombre
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    Quote Originally Posted by George_Calfas View Post
    If this is the beginning of a sharp decline Albert will not be a first ballot guy. His first half career numbers were incredible but 9 years of this or worse plus leaving StL for the money will diminish those accomplishments.
    C'mon George, Albert is already a lock for 1st ballot. If he hangs around and hits like he is now...he just won't get 97% of the vote. Rickey Henderson hung around FOREVER and still got 91%...

    Even counting last year, he had a 12-year run offensively that hadn't been done since Musial, Ted Williams, Gehrig, Babe, etc. He will be a 1st ballot HOF, regardless of how awful he plays the next 8 years.
    [MENTION=2209]200lbhockeyplayer[/MENTION] - you are right in one thing. His plate discipline has gone down BIG TIME. He chases so many pitches now, it's shocking. Is his plantar fasciitis something that can fully heal in the offseason or is this a lifelong nagging injury (like Andre Dawson's knees)

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    I don't think it can just heal itself in the offseason. He could get surgery on it but in the long run it may mess it up worse. Medicine does practically nothing for it and it will probably be a career long injury. I'm sure he is able to use the best doctor in the world for the surgery if he wanted too, but all surgery really does is make more room for it to become inflamed which relieves pain/pressure. Also according to one site complete rest for 6-18 months is the best cure for it. Pujols can not miss a year and a half worth of doing anything baseball related.This is what I have gathered from the internet.
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    I hope he continues to put up at least a couple more 30/100 seasons and hits 600 HRs.

    I hated him when he was on the Cardinals (not shocking since I can't stand the Cardinals) but now I pull for him to do well since he's on the Angels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shayscards79 View Post
    I hated him when he was on the Cardinals but now I pull for him to do well since he's on the Angels.
    Complete opposite for me.

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    First ballot HOF for me even if he does nothing after this year. I think a realistic scenario for the rest of his career is 3-5 years of .250/.330/440 25-30 HR seasons if he stays fairly healthy. I don't think Albert will hang around too long if he can't atleast be a productive player(The Angels and him could agree on a buyout/consultant/pr gig). If I were the Angels, I would shut Pujols down right now with the order not to do anything baseball related until next spring. Let him heal and see what next year holds.
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    What do you envision the rest of Albert Pujols career will look like?

    Carl, my comment was a bit tongue in cheek about first ballot. First ballot guys seems to be an integral part for their teams throughout the career and I would suggest that Albert will be less that in the coming years.

    For a decade he was one of the most complete hitters in the game but his stats have declined since his 2009 year. I wonder how much of his issues stem from the pressure of being in LA, the contract, etc.

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    What do you envision the rest of Albert Pujols career will look like?

    Quote Originally Posted by George_Calfas View Post
    Carl, my comment was a bit tongue in cheek about first ballot. First ballot guys seems to be an integral part for their teams throughout the career and I would suggest that Albert will be less that in the coming years.
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    Reminds me of Griffey Jr in Cincy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    Reminds me of Griffey Jr in Cincy.
    Very good comparison

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