With an NL team ducking out of pursuit by Albert Pujols, this opens up the possibility that the future hall of fame could return to the St. Louis.
A reunion of Albert Pujols with The Cardinals of St. Louis More realistically now an NL team is no longer in the mix to sign veteran free agents.
Pujols became a superstar for the first time in St. Louis. After winning the 2011 World Series, he signed with Angel of Los Angeles, a team where he squeezed out the rest of his prime. Pujols ends 2021 MLB season with Los Angeles Dodgers, but now a freelance agent. Although it remains to be seen whether he returns to St. Louis or not, Jon Heyman reports the Colorado Rockies are no longer a real suitor.
Heyman says the Seattle Mariners could be interested in the Pujols, and potentially the Cardinals, but it’s time to safely weigh in for the Rockies.
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The Cardinals are looking for a bat and with DH being universal, it makes for a return of St. Louis gives Pujols as much as he can. While he may have added to his impressive stats during his time playing at high altitude in Denver, Colorado is not a position to compete with. As for the Mariners, they are hoping to end the worst playoff drought in North American pro sports this MLB season.
Seattle is the combination for Kris Bryant, and the Mariners could land the star. What makes Seattle so weird for Pujols is that he doesn’t have the best working relationship with his former Angels general manager, Jerry DiPoto. He is said to have sided with former captain Mike Scioscia in disputes over who is responsible for building the Mariners. The water may be under the bridge, but here’s something.
Pujols returns to St. Louis would be great, but he’s a far cry from the star he was once the College of Cardinals.
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