Title: Albert Pujols
fishandchippers - May 3, 2012 01:01 PM (GMT)
many big hitters and had problems moving from one team to another or from one league to another, Adam Dunn last year for example.
So how about Albert? Signed a massive deal locking him to the Angels until the end of time for an exuberant amount of cash.
His slash line so far after the first month?
.208/.252/.287 with 5 RBI and 0 home runs. In fact he has just 8 extra base hits and has only walked 6 times.
Can he turn it around or will he be the 2012 Adam Dunn?
A_C - May 3, 2012 10:08 PM (GMT)
He'll turn it around. He is just too good of a hitter to finish the season with numbers that bad. Although I did say that about Jason Bay too...
fishandchippers - May 3, 2012 10:34 PM (GMT)
I'm sure I muttered something like that about Adam Dunn last year too.
Leemarlin87 - May 3, 2012 10:47 PM (GMT)
I think he'll end up with something along the lines of
.279 avg, 23 HR, 78 RBI
Not exactly what the Angels paid for but after the slow April I think he'll take those numbers.
It's all about adjusting to the new surroundings, It seems leaving his massively comfy home has had a bigger effect then he imagined
Tijani - May 4, 2012 12:26 AM (GMT)
Albert will be fine. He will bat .300 and hit 30+ home runs. When the first one comes then more will follow soon after. He is just saving them up for when we play the Rangers.
StL Tim - May 4, 2012 12:45 PM (GMT)
love albert, even though he left and hate seeing him struggle like this. I have no doubt he will snap out of it. Think having a whole new team and set of coaches around him isn't helping as when he gets in a funk he seems to rely on the people around him a bit. When he had a bad start for us last year he worked closely with Mark McGwire our hitting coach who he seemed to get on pretty well with and obviously he had La Russa.
Vader - May 4, 2012 04:30 PM (GMT)
I know it's said a lot but he is too good a player to go all year as bad as he has done so far this year!
AlextheBrave - May 6, 2012 09:45 AM (GMT)
Madness to think that he wont get out of it pretty quickly, he had a run of 90 something ABs last season without a HR and look at his figures for the season.
It just a mental issue, admitally he is probably just past his peak but its years 5+ of contract that Angels fans should be worrying about not now.
SNYMets - May 6, 2012 03:52 PM (GMT)
Did I read that the fans have started to boo him, which they should realise will only make things 10 times worse and put more pressure on him?
I doubt this will last much longer, you don't go from being one of the best hitters maybe in history to a total turkey almost overnight, it's probably a bit like a great golfer who gets the yips, it's all in the mind and the only thing you can do is try to relax and play your way out of it, when he hits his first homer it will be like the flood gates opening I bet.
StL Tim - May 6, 2012 09:58 PM (GMT)
there you go albert. Wouldn't be surprised if he went on an absolute tear for a couple of weeks now.
Tijani - October 30, 2012 01:00 PM (GMT)
Albert ended the season with a slash line of .285/.343/.516 with 30 home runs and RBIs. His 4.6 WAR was the best for a first baseman in the AL and the second best in the Majors behind Joey Votto. A good season after such a poor start and I reckon he will do better next season.