What is wrong with Pujols
Posted on: May 1, 2012 10:02 pm
Everyone is freaking about the terrible start by Albert Pujols, but don't worry, he will be fine. The MLB network has shown just about everyone of his at bats this year and I have never seen him swing at so many bad pitches. He is simply just pressing from the free agent move to Anaheim (or more importantly leaving St. Louis where he was King Albert) . His strikeout rate is higher than it has ever been, and he is swinging at a lot of bad pitches. When he does make contact he is just rolling over pitches that are outside and off the plate. Once he gets settled in, he will start mashing again. I know this next part may sound crazy, but move him to 3rd for a little while. Trumbo had major problems at third, but putting Albert there will still keep Trumbo and Morales in the lineup. Maybe the move would cause Pujols to focus more on defense, keep,him from pressing so much on offense, and get him more into the rhythm of the game. Just a thought.