Yoda wrote:There is just way too much bad info and news about player injuries in baseball. Pujols's elbow was completely overblown, sending everyone into a panic preseason, with some people claiming they wouldn't touch him this year.
I think it was somewhat justified, given that Pujols had elbow problems before, but he had gone on record saying some really discouraging comments about how affected he would've been with the elbow. Thankfully, the extent of the injury would be aggravated more by throwing than it is with batting and thankfully, last night's injury is being called as a sprained ankle, methinks.
I wouldn't have gone as far to say I wouldn't draft him this year, but I'd gladly would've taken Pujols with the late 1st round picks I had in this year's drafts. Unfortunately, he was taken one pick before me each time.