Dodgers: Albert Pujols Rumored to Want to Re-Sign With LA, Should They Bring Back The Machine?

[Editor’s note: This story has been updated from an earlier version that attributed the interest in returning directly from Albert Pujols, not Dino Ebel’s opinion.]

Albert Pujols is rumored to want to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers next season. According to Dodgers insider, David Vassegh, LA third base coach Dino Ebel feels that if the Dodgers wanted Albert back in 2022, he would gladly come back.

While nothing is official, the idea is still worth the conversation now.

We discuss Albert Pujols’ impact on the Dodgers this season and if LA should bring him back next year. Plus, Albert Pujols’ secret motivation this year.


Tío Albert has shown shades of old since coming to LA (the real one) with a big smile on his face. Along with that smile and a bunch of hugs, la maquina has also found his bat.

While the rumor is low on the rumor meter, there’s at least enough reason for Andrew Friedman and the Dodgers to consider a return engagement with the future Hall of Famer. And, importantly, all signs point to universal DH in 2022, which could play up even more in Pujols’ favor.

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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.


  1. I have no problem with Pujols returning But lets play it by ear and try to win ball games. Why is there never a pitch runner for Al. We no he can’t run so when he gets a hit please have a runner for him. Thank you

  2. As of right now, I would say no. If the Dodgers even return to October baseball, let’s see how well he does.

  3. As of right now, I say yes. Last time I checked there are left handed pitchers in the MLB. And overall, the Dodgers were hitting about .215 off of them.

  4. Pujols resign him at a friendly discounted salary that makes sense. He plays like a clutch hitter. He wants to play because he knows there’s plenty in the tank

    1. Angels are already on the hook for the rest of his salary. Dodgers aren’t contributing much.

  5. I say keep him! Players are people not marbles that you trade at a whim! Why not ask him if he wants to play for a World Champion Team and let him decide his fate at this stage of his career!!GO DODGERS

  6. I’d resign Tio Albert if it’s a low price contract (he has enough money) plus I’d make sure that there were some weight loss clauses in it, if Pujols dropped 20-30 lbs in the off-season imagine how much better he would be, instead of Phat Albert, he’d be Slim Albert.

  7. I was an Angels fan until they let him go. And so now I am a Dodger fan, because of Albert. I even had a shirt made with his name and number on the back.

  8. The guy was washed up several years ago. Why keep him around to stumble upon 700 home runs.
    And why has his production been so comparitively low since the Jack Clark PHD accucations?

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