This video gives a humorous angle in how these two were signed and for what reasons. Most noticeably in the video is the fact that the Taiwanese animation questions the true age of Pujols.
There have been several Major League Baseball players (around 300) who have lied about their age. Miguel Tejada is one of the most well-known players to do so.
It happens with many Latin players. They want to get out of their home countries and make the major leagues to leave the country, make money and for several other reasons.
This video makes you think about how old Pujols will be at the end of his contract. But what happens if he was 33 instead of 31? It doesn’t seem like a major difference now, but I can guarantee you it would be noticeable 10 years from now.
That was one of the risks teams were pondering when discussing Pujols. LA realized this, but you can’t deny why they did it. Pujols has been one of the most consistent players I have ever seen in the game. 2011 was easily the worst year in his 10-year MLB career. He hit .299, slugged 37 home runs and drove in 99 runs in 147 games played—I’ll take those numbers any day.
He has also brought the city of St. Louis two World Series.
When I first saw this video, I didn’t find it to be very amusing. But then I watched it a couple times and it grew on me. It was well done, well thought out and spot-on.
Long-term contracts rarely work out, especially in baseball. We will see how Pujols fares when he is at the back end of his contract. It should be interesting to see how well he performs when he is "41."