MLB rumors: Albert atlanta braves vaughn grissom jersey Pujols drawing interest from multiple teams; are Cardinals one of them?

May 15, 2021 By Jacob Camenker 0


Albert Pujols became a free agent Thursday, one week after the Angels designated him for assignment. No team opted to trade for the 41-year-old first baseman/DH or claim him off waivers.

The question is: Will a team bite and sign hi atlanta braves team shop Mike Trout Angels Jerseys m now that he's free to go anywhere?

Evidently, there is interest.

According Freddie Freeman Dodgers Jerseys to FanSided's Robert MurrayMLB Polo Shirts, three or four teams are "in" on Pujols.

It would make sense that Pujols would be of interest to some clubs. Though his batting average was just .198 before his release, he did have five home runs, which brought his career total to 667. The future Hall of Famer can still provide power and would be an ideal clu atlanta braves jersey grissom bhouse fit as a mentor.

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Murray's report leads to another question: Are the Cardinals one of the teams with interest? Early speculation included St. Louis as a possible destination for Pujols, who spent the first 11 atlanta braves jersey patch years of his career with the Cardinals. But Katie Woo of The Athletic reported Friday that St. Louis signing Pujols "appears to be a long shot."

It makes sense that the Cardinals would be hesitant, considering that Paul Goldschmidt is entrenched as thei Stephen Strasburg Nationals Jerseys r everyday first baseman. As SN's Ryan Fagan detailed, Goldschmidt doesn't take many days off so it would be difficult for St. Louis to give Pujols sufficient playing time.

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That said, Pujols would be a positive clubhouse presence and atlanta braves jersey youth he is a beloved St. Louis figure, so never say never.

Still, at this point it seems as if Pujols would be a better fit for another club. He also could consider playing for his native Dominican Republic and help it qualify for this year's Summ vintage atlanta braves t shirts er Olympics.