PUJOLS: UNDERAPPRECIATED, DOMINANT
Tip of the hat to valued reader dhaab for passing this along: The Most Underappreciated Player in Baseball. That would be Albert Pujols. The article touches on something I wrote just a few weeks ago: Pujols is so awesome year in and year out that his accomplishments sometimes take a back seat to the player who has a career year. We need to stop that.
The other thing I wanted to mention about Pujols is that if he can just stay healthy (another one of his amazing qualities: playing through injuries seemingly every year), he will indeed be considered the best right-handed hitter of our era. I had previously held Frank Thomas in such high esteem, as well as Jeff Bagwell. And people talk a lot about Manny Ramirez. But it’s clear that Pujols is the best. This year Pujols walked twice for every time he whiffed. That’s incredible for any player, let alone a power-hitter that slugs over .600.
So click the link at the top and see why the man deserves his due. And if you don’t, that’s ok. Pujols will remind you again next year why he is the best in the game.
[tags]Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals, Frank Thomas, MLB[/tags]