If Wainwright and Molina are cool with it, who am I to object?
We knew Molina wanted it.
I asked Wainwright about it yesterday.
He laughed at me for asking, as if to say, are you kidding me?
"We want to win, and he helps us win," was his response. Wainwright was part of the lobbying team that pushed for Pujols.
So, there's the answer on that.
He was all in.
Pujols, physically, looks good. Toned up and slimmed down. People were impressed with his cuts in the cage. He's been working out and staying ready. It's all about how the Cardinals use him. The Dodgers found a really nice role for him and the Cardinals should learn from it. Hit him against lefties, pick some spots against righties when the numbers justify it, and if Goldschmidt needs some rest Pujols can play some first base.
Asking him to do too much is a good way for him to get overworked and overexposed.
Stick to the plan, and this could work.