Prince Albert Pujols, he reigneth

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It's strange though that the pre-1920 RBIs aren't included in the official totals at all. Mistakes aren't too uncommon, and the "official" totals can easily be adjusted.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 29 April 2019 12:45 (six months ago) link

i was trying to think of a solid comparison for Pujols in terms of an all-time great player falling off a cliff. i checked out Frank Thomas, specifically the era after his 2000 MVP runner-up season. During his age 33-39 seasons he accumulated 14.8 bWAR. Albert during that same run (this is his age 39 season, doubt he'll add much to the total and may subtract some, he's at 0.0 bWAR now) has accumulated 8.5 bWAR.

Griffey Jr. put up a 7.1 bWAR during those same seasons.

Beltre, on the other hand, put up 37.6 bWAR. And it's probably not fair to include Barry Bonds but...63.1 bWAR from his age 33-39 seasons.

omar little, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 16:32 (six months ago) link

when i think of falling off a cliff, i think of andruw

mookieproof, Wednesday, 1 May 2019 16:38 (six months ago) link

🙌 Mr. 2,000 RBIs 🙌 @PujolsFive tacked on the two-thousandth RBI of his Hall of Fame career with a solo shot in #Detroit!

He joins Hank Aaron & Alex Rodriguez as the only #MLBPlayers to ever reach the milestone. Congrats to The Machine! 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jgjvwD9Xvz

— MLBPA (@MLB_PLAYERS) May 9, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:20 (six months ago) link

1,329 of those RBIs with the Cardinals, 2001-2011

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:32 (six months ago) link

he is the Aged Compiler :/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 May 2019 19:51 (six months ago) link

his fWAR w/LA is a lot lower than his bWAR (6.6 vs 13.3)

even by bWAR's generous standards he's put together a WAR of 3.1 since the beginning of 2015, which is i think equal to what Cody Bellinger did in April.

omar little, Thursday, 9 May 2019 20:14 (six months ago) link

The stories of fans doing right by players and being rewarded with autographs and such are nice. But Pujols has long been a humble fellow who gets to the heart of the matter. https://t.co/256RvmhZCC

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) May 9, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:43 (six months ago) link

saw people being really weird about that on twitter -- like 'how selfish!' or 'what an idiot; he didn't get it authenticated so now it's worthless'

mookieproof, Friday, 10 May 2019 16:32 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Ignore the headlines you'll read about this being Albert Pujols' first time back in St. Louis since 2011. Truth is, he never left at all.

How Pujols' impact on those with Down Syndrome has continued to grow in STL even as he took a new uniform. https://t.co/5zNJNBtTBL

— Jenifer Langosch (@LangoschMLB) June 20, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 June 2019 21:00 (four months ago) link

pujols gets a curtain call in STL after homering to deep left

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:37 (four months ago) link

Ricky Horton speaks for us all when he said “of the 20 great moments he had - we’re gonna have to get another piece of paper”

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:40 (four months ago) link

scandal: albert pujols' wife diedre says cardinals fans truly are "best in baseball", it's like they never left, and that the HR ranked as the greatest moment in his career.

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:47 (four months ago) link

he passed pete rose for 8th place all time in total bases with that HR

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:18 (four months ago) link

just a little guy named steve sax up next on that list

jk, next up is babe ruth

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:18 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

2019 is almost in the books.

wrC+ 98, .249/.310/.449, -0.1 fWAR.

since the start of the 2015 season, he's been worth +0.1 fWAR overall, with his 1.6 WAR 2015 season balanced out by his -2.0 2017, and near-zero value for the other 3 years.

only 2 years and $59M left on his contract.

Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:50 (two months ago) link

Prince Albert Pujols, he collecteth.

clemenza, Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:54 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

One key factor is the owners’ increasing use of analytics—sophisticated statistical metrics—to calculate a player’s value to the team and negotiate his salary accordingly. While many players believe that analytics can help improve their on-field performance, others remain skeptical.

“Put a computer on the mound and see if it will throw strikes, or put it at the plate and see if it can hit a fastball,” said future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols in the Los Angeles Angels’ locker room after a Labor Day weekend game.

https://www.thenation.com/article/mlb-moneyball-labor-unions/

not sure if he realizes that pitching machines are computerized, or that a computer-controlled bat with motion sensors could probably hit a fastball, if someone bothered to make it. not that is has anything to do with the point he was trying to make

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:59 (one month ago) link

Pitching machines have no soul

omar little, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:12 (one month ago) link

As a player whose career has essentially disintegrated in parallel with the rise of advanced analytics... I'm empathetic of his criticism of the advances. But then I remember dude is making zillions so then my empathy turns to straight up ROFL.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:49 (one month ago) link


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