I know this has been argued here and elsewhere, but I keep hearing during the STL/HOU series that Pujols is the one player you would want to start a franchise around. While he is definitely one of only two IMO, why doesn't Beltran get the same thing? Is .330 40-45HR's 120 RBI's that much better than a switch htting, .300, the only real 40-40 threat, and gold glove caliber defense in CF? Maybe I'm missing something here, but I almost never hear anyone talk about Beltran in the "start a franchise" discussion, at least not nearly as much as Pujols. This is coming from the biggest Cardinal homer in the world, so am I way out in left field on this one?
Am I just being overly influenced by his performace in the post season?