The Cardinals seem unlikely to re-sign Albert Pujols once the MLB lockup ends, despite the introduction of the universal DH.
The Cardinals There are many reasons did not sign Albert Pujols, the first was his rapid decline on the plate and on the field. Although his situational shot has bounced back during his time with the Los Angeles Dodgers, signing Pujols as a long-term DH will be more nostalgic than anything else. .
St. Louis likes their DH to have some sort of defensive flexibility, hoping to rotate them in occasionally to give a daily defender a day off.
Albert isn’t offering that at this point in his career, and if he’s going to sign up anywhere, it’s also a team that offers him the ability to be batman from the bench. or a permanent DH. Each FanSided MLB insider Robert Murray“Signing Pujols is not impossible, but the chances are so small that it can almost be ruled out.”
St. Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols is hard to reunite
FanSided’s Miranda Remaklus identified several internal options that Cardinals could use as a permanent DH, including Juan Yepez and Lars Nootbaar. Both are more capable on the field than Pujols.
“It’s great to see Pujols back in St. Louis, where he had a lot of early success. However, it would be shocking to see Mozeliak get a chance to bring him back. Pujols will be very good in situations. But, he won’t be a permanent solution. He will be a unique attraction for the stadium. A good influence in the guild. Good for children. But it is more likely to hold back a player like Yepez or Nootbaar. “
This is also why the Cardinals are rumored to be interested in Colin Moran, who brings some flexibility to the first base from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Some combination of Moran, Nootbar, and/or Yepez is a better pick than Pujols, despite his fan appreciation and the number of attendees he’s sure to help draw.
https://fansided.com/2022/03/01/cardinals-rumors-albert-pujols/ The Cardinals of St. Louis won’t sign Albert Pujols, and they have good reason