21. September 2022
Albert Pujols- 'I'm not chasing anything.'
Pujols’ resurgence has been a welcomed sight for Angels fans, who have watched their team struggle to find consistency at the plate all season. And while his individual success is certainly impressive, Pujols insists that he’s not chasing any personal milestones.
“I’m not chasing anything,” Pujols told reporters after Tuesday’s game. “I’m just trying to help the team win.”
Pujols has been a model of consistency throughout his 21-year MLB career, amassing 667 homers and 2,994 RBI while batting .298/.372/.532. He’s already a surefire Hall of Famer, and his recent power surge has only solidified his legacy as one of the greatest hitters of all time.
For now, Pujols is focused on helping the Angels make a push for the playoffs. They’ll need him to keep up his torrid pace at the plate if they’re going to catch the Houston Astros in the AL West standings.
“I’m just trying to do my part,” Pujols said. “We’ve got a lot of games left, and I’m just trying to help us win as many as possible.”
Pujols’ name has been mentioned in trade rumors as the Cardinals look to rebuild their franchise. Albert admitted that he’s aware of the situation, but reiterated that his focus is on playing baseball.
“I know what’s going on, but I can’t control it,” Albert said. “My job is to go out there and play baseball.”
Albert has been one of the best players in baseball for over a decade, and while his numbers have dipped slightly in recent years, he’s still a force to be reckoned with. Albert is batting .262/.330/.466 with 17 homers and 64 RBI this season.
While Albert may not be chasing any particular milestones, he’s still one of the best players in baseball. His focus remains on helping the Cardinals win, and that’s all that Albert is worried about.