November 21, 2011
How Old is Albert Pujols?
According to the Miami Herald's Dan Le Batard, the Marlins are skeptical Pujols' real age and, thusly, not yet set on what they'll be offering the slugger.
"The total dollars are in dispute, depending on whom you believe, but the number of years offered is not," Le Batard reported this weekend. "Nine years. That's insanity, especially since, like a lot of teams, the Marlins believe Pujols to be older than the 31 he claims to be."
No one, really, has any reason to think that Pujols is older than what his bio says, but you can't blame the Marlins for checking it out given the money they're putting up.
Granted, Leo Nunez is nowhere near the caliber Pujols is, but if you recall, Miami got stung this past season when they found out that the reliever was actually older than he claimed to be...and playing under an assumed name.
The only way to figure out how old Pujols is, do what was suggested on Twitter..."cut him open and count the rings."