just went 3-3 with 3 no doubters vs me in an event. Anyone else getting mashed or mashing with him?
Its one of the best hitters in the game. everyone is smashing with it
He basically looks like an immortal but his defense keeps him down
He plays 1st base. Couldn't care less about defense
I destroy with his gold card. Can only imagine the diamond is going to be AWESOME
amazing to read this. he is my next program mission to grind for. right on
Don't kid yourself. Over a 10-year period, Frank Thomas was the best right-handed hitter that's ever lived. And don't @ me w/ that Pujols and Cabrera nonsense.
They may have had better individual seasons here or there, but over the course of his career, Thomas was far, far more consistent, and drew a TON of walks because he was so feared.
Id never kid myself about one the best players from when I was growing up
Manny Ramirez says hi.
Pujols and Cabrera in their prime are the best RH hitters I have ever seen. You can put Trout in there now. Thomas was extremely good but Pujols and Cabrera were better.
My point was the defense was what holds him back from being immortal. Like a gold player with diamond hitting and common fielding staying at gold.
You could argue Pujols but not Cabrera. I’d still give the edge to Thomas but neither answer is crazy.
You’re a moron if you don’t think Pujols is better offensively than Thomas. Pujols’ first 10 seasons offensively are in babe Ruth territory.
Pujols had 2 8+ offensive war seasons, Thomas had 0. Pujols would have had 5 MVPs in his first 10 seasons if bonds wasn’t torching the league with an asterisk.
this post is pretty asinine.
Numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Unless you watched Frank play It’s kind of hard to understand the hitter that he was. He was so feared when he came to the plate. In his prime, other than Bonds I’ve never seen anyone have that much respect when he came to the plate. He was constantly hitting 2-0 2-1. If he was down in the count he could make crazy adjustments to dump a ball in for a single. You don’t see that in hitters anymore. Had he been a freer swinger he would have easily hit 50 bombs a year during his prime.
I'll never forget watching The Big Hurt in the on deck circle swinging a piece of rebar. Pitchers had to be intimidated by him just being on deck. This has nothing to do with Albert who was also a monster in his prime
Yup. It’s amazing to see guys like that play in their prime. Truly special.
They called him"The Big Hurt" for a very good reason.
Pujols was surrounded by talent in more than a few stacked Cardinals lineups. Thomas was on an island for most of his career in Chicago. Pujols played third base in his prime. Thomas was locked in at 1B. Thomas was amazing...Immortal worthy one could reasonably argue, but Pujols is without a doubt the greatest right handed hitter in my lifetime.
I'm biased a bit because when he skipped AAA and made the Cardinals I picked him up in May of his rookie season and rode him to victory in my fantasy league that year.
Frank Thomas does he have a secondary position? Or am I gonna have to rotate him and Pops? Pujols is going to 3B or somewhere in the OF when and if I unlock him.
Pujols is better Thomas. You’re going to claim Thomas was more consistent than pujols over a ten year span? Then you clearly haven’t seen the stats. Pujols is the definition of consistency. At least 30 homeruns, 99 rbis, and .312 batting average his first like 11 years. AT LEAST. Dude is a freak.
In the history of MLB, only 4 Players have ever had 3HRs in a single WS game.
1) Babe Ruth (twice) - 1926, 1928
2) Reggie Jackson - 1977
3) Albert Pujols - 2011
4) Pablo Sandoval - 2012
I'm sorry but pujols never had a baseball game. He loses the debate off of that alone. Big hurt baseball baby!
Uh.... he was on the cover of mvp baseball though, which probably did much better in sales lol.
Yes but was it named Albert pujols' MVP baseball? I think not!
Any list with Pablo Sandoval on it is invalid.