RAmst23 wrote:I'm going with Mr. Albert Pujols.
Yes he's probably going to miss some time the next year or so with Tommy John surgery, but taking into account all 5 years I'd still rather have him. Pujols plays a position that does not put a ton of wear and tear on his body. He's one of the best, if not the best, defender at his position while being an excellent base runner. The lowest OPS he has ever had in a season was .955, and that was in 2002. His average year is .332/.420/.620 with 42 HRs/128 RBIs/126 Rs. Not to bash Miggy Cab by any means, but his line is .313/.388./.542 with 31 HRs/118 RBIs/101 Rs. Obviously Miggy is not a bad player, I just think Pujols' numbers are superior.
I do realize this is a looking forward exercise and not looking to the past, but I still like Albert. I think he'll continue to be a dominate player for the next 5 years; with a superior bat/defensive skills/baserunning ability. He can absolutely carry a team when on a tear like no one else can, so he's my pick.
If not for the looming TJ surgery I would agree.