RAmst23 wrote: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.
I take offense to this because I am a Cardinals fan. Not to be a jerk.
He has done this a couple times before (not NEARLY as bad though) but you can see it. He is going way out of his strike zone, kind of getting ahead and also lunging (a little) at balls. He gets anxious and pull happy a bit. He used to hit the ball the other way a lot more (not that I'd ever rag on him or give up on him).
Do you remember last year (when everyone was hurt) he was pounding the ball in to the ground and pulling a lot to 3b?
I would also say this is the worse line up he has ever been in.
2003-2005 (before that, you may have a point but I think they were still good...and remeber back then he wasnt THE man on the team)we would take any day, last year and this year werent all that great. He never really have So Taguchi's and Preston Wilsons (or Skip Shumakers, and Speezer) starting. Or Edmonds and Rolen as innefective as they have been.
Plus he seems to be getting pitched around. Did you see how the Mets pitched to him? Never had a chance, plus in a slump its all worse.
The only time he has ever had a line up this bad around him is when Rolen, Edmonds, Molina and everyone was out for a while but still...the team was rolling.
He is Pujols so he will come around. (after all remember when he started off slow right after he got his contract? And he came around like a mofo)
He just strikes me as a guy trying to do too much.
and I never suggested dumping Pujols or anything stupid like that.