St. Louis Cardinals: 12 Players They Could Pursue to Replace Albert Pujols

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St. Louis Cardinals: 12 Players They Could Pursue to Replace Albert Pujols
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There is no replacing Albert Pujols. There is no filling any hole left by him. You take him out of the equation and you have a big void. But how big? Statistician Bill James tackled this question once by asking: how many wins is a player responsible for? And how can it be quantified? That's the statistic "runs created."  So, let's just use that as our arbitrary guide.

This wasn't Pujols' best season ever—he was hobbled up and so he only amassed 106 runs created, or 6.48 per game. Now here are 12 players the St. Louis Cardinals could pursue. Think of them as offensive replacements.

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