3 Potential Landing Spots For Future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols may be 41 years old, but he's not ready to retire. The legend is currently playing in the Dominican Winter League to try to make MLB teams interested in him. When the Los Angeles Angels released him this season, it seemed that the writing was on the wall. However, he rebounded after signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers and was pretty solid. 

In 24 games with the Angels, he had five home runs and a .198 batting average. With the Dodgers, he sported a .254 batting average, 12 home runs and 38 RBIs in 85 games. Thus, the change of scenery did him very well.

Here are three teams who could end up signing the future Hall of Famer. 

St. Louis Cardinals: Could Pujols finish out his career back with the St. Louis Cardinals? It would be fantastic to see him rock a Cardinals jersey one last time, as he never should have left in the first place. At this juncture of his career, he certainly wouldn't start at first base for them, as they of course have Paul Goldschmidt manning the position. However, he could take on a similar platoon role like he did with the Dodgers. From a marketing standpoint, it would certainly grab the attention of St. Louis fans, too. 

Los Angeles Dodgers: After a rough start to the year with the Angels, Pujols bounced back well with the Dodgers. Sure, he wasn't the star he was during his prime years, but he did show that he still could be effective at the MLB level. Since he worked out so well in a platoon role with them, could the Dodgers consider bringing him back for one last season? If the opportunity presents itself for Pujols, he absolutely should consider it. 

Chicago White Sox: Here's an interesting thought - what if Pujols reunites with former manager Tony La Russa on the Chicago White Sox? Pujols had La Russa as his manager for the entirety of his time with the Cardinals, so they have a deep connection. Pujols also could be a good leader for the team as they aim to win their first World Series since 2005. 

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