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2013 MLB Free Agency: 10 Players Who'll Be Hurt by Albert Pujols' Struggles

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2013 MLB Free Agency: 10 Players Who'll Be Hurt by Albert Pujols' Struggles
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We can all agree that for the better part of the past decade, Albert Pujols has been the best player in baseball and that the 10-year, $254 million contract he signed with the Los Angeles Angels this past winter paid him as such.

One month is certainly nowhere near enough time to pass judgement on whether his contract is a good one or not, but Pujols' struggles over the first six weeks of the season have absolutely given GM's around the league a reason to think twice before dishing out lucrative, long-term deals to players who have already celebrated their 30th birthday.

While Josh Hamilton is really the only impending free agent who could be mentioned in the same breath as Pujols in terms of impact on a franchise both on the field and from a marketing perspective, there are a number of players who are likely to find that the offers they receive are for fewer years, less money or both than originally expected.

Let's take a look at who's future earnings will be impacted by Prince Albert's early-season struggles.

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