St. Louis Cardinals signed Carlos Beltran today and I still don’t think that is enough to help them win another World Series. Sure, a two-year deal for Beltran instead of a ten-year deal with Albert Pujols might be smart to some fans but they are really going to miss The Machine when the 2012 season starts. If this is their solution for when Pujols signed with Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim the Reds really don’t have a lot to worry about. Don’t get me wrong, they are still a tough team but without Pujols and Tony LaRussa they are not as scary as they once were.
Beltran vs. the Cincinnati Reds is actually a joke compared to Albert Pujols vs. the Reds.
Carlos Beltran career vs. Cincinnati Reds
Split G AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Cincinnati Reds 47 180 32 48 10 44 27 32 .267 .360 .533 .894
Albert Pujols vs. the Reds.
Split G AB R H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Cincinnati Reds 172 652 146 228 46 143 92 52 .350 .430 .641 1.072