MLB rumors: Albert Pujols attracted the interest of multiple teams; are the cardinals one of them?
Albert Pujols became a free agent on Thursday, a week after he was appointed to assign the Angels. He has not chosen a team to exchange or renounce the 41-year-old first heir / DH.
The question is: will a team bite and join now that they are free to go anywhere?
Obviously, there is interest.
According to Robert Murray of FanSide, three or four teams have “joined” Pujols.
There are 3-4 teams with the first base of free agent Albert Pujols. The 41-year-old, who recently released the Los Angeles Angels, has stated that he wants to continue playing.
– Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) May 14, 2021
It would make sense for Pujols to be interesting for some clubs. Although he averaged just .198 before his release, he had five starts, bringing his total career to 667. The Hall of Fame of the Future could provide strength and would be a suitable clubhouse as a tutor.
Murray’s report raises another question: Are the Cardinals one of the interest groups? Among the initial speculations was St. Louis as a possible destination for Pujols, who spent the first 11 years of his career with the Cardinals. Katie Woo of The Athletic reported on Friday that the St. Louis signing of Pujols has “hit a long time.”
The Cardinals have had limited internal interviews to retrieve Agent Albert Pujols for free yesterday, they told me. Nothing definite. They have not arrived at Pujol’s camp. But it’s a topic they’ve interviewed internally. It still seems like a long time.
– Katie Woo (@katiejwoo) May 14, 2021
It makes sense that the Cardinals would have doubts, given that Paul Goldschmidt is established as the first base of the day. According to Ryan Fagan of SN, Goldschmidt doesn’t take many days so it would be difficult for St. Louis to give Pujols enough time.
That said, Pujols would be a positive presence for the club and he is a beloved character in St. Louis, so never say no.
However, at the moment it seems that Pujols would be more suitable for another club. He could also consider it Playing with the Dominican Republic and contributed to this year’s Summer Olympics.