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#1 Curt

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:39 AM

Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo are having remarkable seasons for the Angels but what about Albert Pujols? His poor start was well documented. What has happened since his poor start?

About the same time Plouffe began turning around his season, Albert Pujols was doing the same. In the past 62 games, Pujols has hit .326/.404/.622/1.027. If his final 62 games match the previous 62 here is how he'll end up:

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[TR]
[TD]Split[/TD]
[TD="width: 44, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]G[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]PA[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]AB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]R[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]H[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]2B[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]3B[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]HR[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]RBI[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]BB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SO[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]CS[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]BA[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]OBP[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SLG[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]OPS[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]< May 16[/TD]
[TD]36[/TD]
[TD]153[/TD]
[TD]146[/TD]
[TD]10[/TD]
[TD]31[/TD]
[TD]8[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD]14[/TD]
[TD]7[/TD]
[TD]18[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD].212[/TD]
[TD].248[/TD]
[TD].288[/TD]
[TD].536[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]>= May 16[/TD]
[TD]62[/TD]
[TD]272[/TD]
[TD]233[/TD]
[TD]43[/TD]
[TD]76[/TD]
[TD]18[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]17[/TD]
[TD]49[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[TD]29[/TD]
[TD]7[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD].326[/TD]
[TD].404[/TD]
[TD].622[/TD]
[TD]1.027[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Projection[/TD]
[TD]62[/TD]
[TD]272[/TD]
[TD]233[/TD]
[TD]43[/TD]
[TD]76[/TD]
[TD]18[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]17[/TD]
[TD]49[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[TD]29[/TD]
[TD]7[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD].326[/TD]
[TD].404[/TD]
[TD].622[/TD]
[TD]1.027[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]Total[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]160[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]697[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]612[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]96[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]183[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]44[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]0[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]35[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]112[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]71[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]76[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]14[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]2[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].299[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].370[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].542[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].913[/TD]
[/TR]
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The Angels were 16-21 (.432) through May 15 and 39-24 (.619) since. If they continue at the .619 pace, they will end up with 94 wins.

#2 Curt

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

How does Pujols compare to Trout and Trumbo since his turnaround?

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[TD]PA[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]AB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]R[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]H[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]2B[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]3B[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]HR[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]RBI[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]BB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SO[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SB[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]CS[/TD]
[TD="width: 36, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]BA[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]OBP[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]SLG[/TD]
[TD="width: 42, bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]OPS[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Pujols[/TD]
[TD]62[/TD]
[TD]272[/TD]
[TD]233[/TD]
[TD]43[/TD]
[TD]76[/TD]
[TD]18[/TD]
[TD]0[/TD]
[TD]17[/TD]
[TD]49[/TD]
[TD]32[/TD]
[TD]29[/TD]
[TD]7[/TD]
[TD]1[/TD]
[TD].326[/TD]
[TD].404[/TD]
[TD].622[/TD]
[TD]1.027[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Trumbo[/TD]
[TD]63[/TD]
[TD]269[/TD]
[TD]250[/TD]
[TD]35[/TD]
[TD]75[/TD]
[TD]9[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD]21[/TD]
[TD]53[/TD]
[TD]17[/TD]
[TD]53[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD].300[/TD]
[TD].346[/TD]
[TD].612[/TD]
[TD].958[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD]Trout[/TD]
[TD]63[/TD]
[TD]290[/TD]
[TD]259[/TD]
[TD]64[/TD]
[TD]94[/TD]
[TD]15[/TD]
[TD]5[/TD]
[TD]13[/TD]
[TD]41[/TD]
[TD]25[/TD]
[TD]51[/TD]
[TD]28[/TD]
[TD]3[/TD]
[TD].363[/TD]
[TD].421[/TD]
[TD].610[/TD]
[TD]1.031[/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]Average[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]
[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]277[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]247[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]47[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]82[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]14[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]3[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]17[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]48[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]25[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]44[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]13[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]2[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].330[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].391[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"].615[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6E6"]1.006[/TD]
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#3 biggentleben

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:43 PM

What will always get me about Pujols is that he still can get up and give you double-digit steals every single year. It is remarkable to me.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

Although it was hard to see Albert leave St. Louis (as the Cards are my NL team). I never had any doubts that he wouldn't suck all year. Maybe his best years are behind him, but I still see him hitting .300 and hitting 35ish HR's for the next 2-3 years. Pujols is the best player of this generation of Major League Baseball. If Pujols is indeed 32 years old, he is the last chance we will have for awhile to break the All-Time HR mark and make that designation legitimate again. Here's hoping to that!

#5 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

I just realized that Albert is going to need a monster last third of the season if he's going to continue his 30 HR streak.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:44 PM

I just realized that Albert is going to need a monster last third of the season if he's going to continue his 30 HR streak.


Even with his terrible slow start, he is pretty much on pace for 30 homers (18 homers in 100 Angels' games = 29.2 homers per 162 Angels' games). To get to 30, he needs to hit 12 in the final 62 games, a pace of 31.4 per 162. Unless he gets hurt, that would be a pretty good bet.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Thanks for the info. I have Pujols and Trumbo on my fantasy team. I think you need to post his projected year end stats.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the info. I have Pujols and Trumbo on my fantasy team.

I think you need to post his projected year end stats.

You mean the ones in the initial post?

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:35 PM

You mean the ones in the initial post?


That is "season end" dumba**.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

maybe there's some sort of unproven link between pujols and plouffe... In all seriousness, Pujols has started out slow the last couple of years... it seems each year he starts out slow and picks up... the problem is that it's been taking longer each year for it to happen... Me thinks the Angels are going to be hating this contract in 3 years...

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:43 PM

maybe there's some sort of unproven link between pujols and plouffe...

In all seriousness, Pujols has started out slow the last couple of years... it seems each year he starts out slow and picks up... the problem is that it's been taking longer each year for it to happen... Me thinks the Angels are going to be hating this contract in 3 years...


If not three, they'll be hating it not long thereafter.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 10:49 PM

If not three, they'll be hating it not long thereafter.


And it's not just the Pujols contract, although that is certainly the worst of the bunch. They already have $70-90 million per year committed through 2016 for 6 players. At this point most of those players are playing well but four and a half more years is a LONG time. I guess the one saving grace is most of those contracts will just be coming off the books when Trumbo and Trout are becoming FA eligible.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Angels have played 42 games since OP. Projecting Pujol's stats for final 20 games using the past 42 yields this:
[TABLE]
[TR]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]Split[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]G[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]PA[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]AB[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]R[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]H[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]2B[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]3B[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]HR[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]RBI[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]BB[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]SO[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]SB[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 35"][FONT=Times New Roman]CS[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 42"][FONT=Times New Roman]BA[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 42"][FONT=Times New Roman]OBP[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 42"][FONT=Times New Roman]SLG[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="width: 42"][FONT=Times New Roman]OPS[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]Before May 16[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]36[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]153[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]146[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]10[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]31[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]8[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]1[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]14[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]7[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]18[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].212[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].248[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].288[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].536[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]Between May 16 and July 28[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]62[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]272[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]233[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]43[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]76[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]18[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]17[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]49[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]32[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]29[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]7[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]1[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].326[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].404[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].622[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]1.027[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]Between July 28 and Sep 11[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]37[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]163[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]153[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]26[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]45[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]16[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]11[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]32[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]7[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]19[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]1[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].294[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].331[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].614[/FONT][/TD]
[TD][FONT=Times New Roman].946[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]Projection of post Sep 11[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]18[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]79[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]74[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]13[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]22[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]8[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]5[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]16[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]3[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]9[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].297[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].325[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].608[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].933[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[TR]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"]Projected Total[/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]153[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]667[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]606[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]92[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]174[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]50[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]0[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]34[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]111[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]49[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]75[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]8[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman]1[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].287[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].343[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].538[/FONT][/TD]
[TD="bgcolor: #E6E6FF"][FONT=Times New Roman].881[/FONT][/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 02:01 PM

Man I wish we would have taken Trout instead of Gibson

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

The most interesting part about his line this year to me is his bb/k rate. He's basically been a 1/1 guy most of his career, and while his strikeout number isn't high this year, having a near 1/2 bb/k rate this year is an interesting change for him. I'd want to see how his second year in a new league goes before predicting his decline, but that's definitely not an encouraging sign.
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Posted 12 September 2012 - 03:54 PM

His BB:K rate is closer to 1:1 than it is to 1:2.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

His BB:K rate is closer to 1:1 than it is to 1:2.


I was looking with the projections. Currently, he's about a 2/3 bb/k, which isn't bad, but it's still not close to his career, which was 4/3.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:41 AM

The most interesting part about his line this year to me is his bb/k rate. He's basically been a 1/1 guy most of his career, and while his strikeout number isn't high this year, having a near 1/2 bb/k rate this year is an interesting change for him. I'd want to see how his second year in a new league goes before predicting his decline, but that's definitely not an encouraging sign.

The first thing I noticed when I did the update was that he only walked 7 times in the last split. Combining that with the start of the season split, Pujols walked 14 times in 316 PA or a 4.4% rate. Ben Revere has walked at a 4.8% rate. For the record, Revere walked 9 times during the time period of the last split.

Pujols did have a better than 1:1 ratio during the 62 game stretch in the middle though.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:47 AM

Aaaaaaand he's at 30 homers. The streak is alive.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

500th double tonight, tying him with John Olerud and Goose Goslin for 55th all time. The all time leader with 792, in case you're wondering, is Tris Speaker

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

Albert Pujols hit his 50th double last night. This marks the third time Pujols has reached the mark tying him with Paul Waner, Stan Musial and Brian Roberts for second place. Tris Speaker did it five times.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

I would still have to say this season was a disappointment for him. He's going to be posting AROD (current) numbers before his contract is half over.