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Who was better in their prime..Pujols or Trout?

Discussion in 'MLB Baseball Forum' started by Mistaken4193, Sep 15, 2018.

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Who Better

  1. Pujols

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. Trout

    20 vote(s)
    58.8%
  1. ChiSoxFan

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    Better player of better hitter? Only a few players in the history of the game could beat AP as a hitter and I’m a yuge fan. But overall player Id have to go Trout. Speed on bases and defense in the OF the dude might be the closest thing to Mantle we’ve seen (even tho I didn’t see Mantle play — he was a 5 tool player.
     
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    Not only that, but Ryan Howard and Adrian Gonzalez didn't really establish themselves as top hitters until 2006.

    I will say though, I didn't realize Klesko had some really good years in San Diego.
     
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    Arte Moreno being a moron makes Trout a worse player??
     
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    Not what I said. I said Pujols had the much better career. Made clutch hits and HRs to make the playoffs and win playoff games.

    I'd imagine the 2006 Cardinals are generally considered one of the weaker Champions of all time so he was able to make a lot out of a little, too.
     
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    I know what you were getting at, but I don't think Trout's excellent play has been a reason for the lack of postseason success by the Angels during his career. Committing ungodly resources to an aging player like Pujols is a more likely contributor.
    I know that Trout did not hit well in the one playoffs he did make (he did get a HR, his lone hit), but Albert was about as bad in his first playoff series with two hits and one HR. Pujols quickly got a lot of chances to redeem himself, though.
    I guess we write Willie Mays off as a loser for slugging .337 in the postseason and .282 in the WS in particular?
     
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    Pujols' team helped to put him in 53 playoff games at this point. Trout's team has helped to put him in 3.

    Personally, I think this is a ridiculous point.

    "Pujols was better at this point because he played on a much better team."
     
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    Ew. Take off those homer glasses. They look dumb on you!
     
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    you mean by wasting money to sign a no body like this Albert Pujols guy?
     
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    Someone has to do it. Trout might be more talented but his career feels a bit wasted at this juncture.

    Trout is very likely to be one of the most valuable players of all time. If he doesn't have playoff success, you're going to see a lot of people 'underrating' him relative to his statistics because thats what we do in America.
     
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    Trout isn't done or close to it so hard to say. Pretty even, slight edge to Pujols but I'm sure when we look back at it Trout will be the better player with the better prime.
     
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    Bobby's career only overlapped with Pujols's for a single season (he also performed poorly during that season) and he started fewer than 100 games at first base over his entire career.
     
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    Wasting money to sign a once great player who was clearly in decline to a LOOOONG contract....yeah!