GiantsFan14 wrote:pujols has not once in his career had a healthy season, yet he always puts up sick, sick numbers...its gonna be insane if he ever strings together a few healthy years
To some degree almost no one has a "healthy season". Ever. I don't think you can look at his '05 or '06 season and think that he reasonably would put up decidedly greater numbers if only he were healthy, because he was relatively healthy. Last year's numbers give you a better look at what a unhealthy Pujols will put up. He did have a slow start, but I don't think you can project him to have more than 40 HRs, to steal 10+ bases, or more Runs/RBIs than Howard or Fielder. So right now if his elbow stays about where it is he'll put up similar numbers to Howard or Fielder and have substantial injury risk.
He does have the upside of miraculously healing, but even then he wouldn't put up the '05/'06 numbers hitting in such a poor lineup.