Dodgers: Breaking Down the Albert Pujols Signing, How LA Will Use the Former MVP?

In a move that came more out of left field than you’d ever expect, the Dodgers have reportedly reached an agreement with three-time National League MVP Albert Pujols. We break down the signing and discuss how LA may use the future Hall of Famer.


With the loss of AJ Pollock to the injured list and LA’s struggles against left-handed pitching, the Pujols move makes sense on paper. Despite his age, the future Hall of Famer still posted a .878 OPS vs lefties in 13 games this year. Over his career, that number jumps to .946.

Considering the lackluster effort coming off the bench for the boys in blue, taking a flier on an all-time great player literally could not hurt.

Where do you stand on the move?


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  1. i would have not been in favor of signing him until Seager got hurt now you move lux to short muncy to 2nd and albert to 1st best we can do for now.

    1. I agree with Russ… Hopefully The Machine still has a little gas left in the tank! Not sure if it is possible, but would love to see Albert pass ARod on the all-time HR list, which would make him the all-time leader among Latinos.

  2. I’ve been a Dodger fan since 1956, I was 5 years old. Cried when they left Brooklyn only because men the neighborhood deli where screaming and crying about the Dogers leaving and calling them Bums. I didn’t know it was a sign of affection. With Pujols I think its classey for the Dodgers to give him this time for fans to give him his dues. Hopefully his bat against lefties will continue to stay hot and if plays first as expected now he can give leadership on the field. He’s a man on a MISSION and he won’t disappoint until the team gets back to form. Who knows I expect the Dodgers in the World Series and Albert to guide the youngsters Lux, W.Smith, D.J., Beaty and the rest of the crew to the promise land AGAIN.

  3. With Seager’s and Pollock’s injuries, Pujols can play at 1B while Muncy plays 2B or outfield. Would love to see Pujols pass ARod’s steroid HR mark.

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