jealousblues wrote:his problem is he has zero protection in the line up. Nothing.
Rolen is hitting under .200, Edmonds is hitting like .230
He is also extending his strike zone and pushing to do something.
It happened for a while last year too, and he ended up pulling everything to 3B.
just my opinion
He is getting pitched around and walked often
Um, no. I don't blame people for using this argument, it just tells me they aren't Cardinal fans. Nothing wrong with that, I don't expect everyone to be a fan of my team.
Anyway, Pujols had MUCH... MUCH worse production at other points in his career. There have been many times when Edmonds and Rolen were injured at the same time and Pujols has hit extremely well. He's just that good. He's so good in fact, that 2 weeks of stats here at the beginning of the season mean nothing and he'll be fine.
I agree with a couple posters in this thread. This isn't a serious fantasy baseball question. It's a very poor fantasy baseball question. A very fundamental point to learn in FB. Stick with your stud hitters. They come around, with the exception of Adrian Beltre. Pujols, like all other slumping superstars, will start hitting well. Most likely when the temperature spikes above 60 degrees.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike