When healthy Morales isn't that huge of a drop off from Pujols.
Just trying to see if having somebody like Longoria, Cliff Lee,Wright, Votto or Youlikis for four years in worth Pujols for two years.
Well, a couple things here....
1. When healthy, there is a HUGE difference between Pujols and only...maybe 2 batters? (Joey Votto and Miguel Cabrera)
2. Brett Wallace is nowhere near the return you should be getting. Wallace could eventually be a nice player and make an All-Star game or two, but he's not stud to build around.
3. I'd do what you are currently thinking- go after one of those 4-year stars, but make sure you also get a prospect! My personal suggestion would be Albert Pujols for David Wright (he has two 3B) + at least 1 (if not 2) prospects. Getting a second may admittedly be difficult since he'd only have Pujols for one season.