Pujols, like Bryce Harper and the game's myriad other stars being paid handsomely, earned his contract not just with his past production, but using his name/image to sell merchandise, tickets, concessions, advertising, etc. It's not all about on-field production.
Victor Robles wasn’t as good as a rookie as Juan Soto or Bryce Harper was. But that bar had been set way too high. Robles still proved to be a clutch hitter and elite center fielder who should only keep getting better as he gets older.
This week on Sports w/Friends... Relive the 2019 season with the World Champion Washington#Nationals w/Sam Fortier! The slow start, the loss of Bryce Harper, the rally, the Wild Card Game, the LDS, LCS, WS, celebration, parade, AND White House visit.
Katie Ledecky had Bryce Harper hold all of her medals while she threw out the first pitch. (via @CSNNationals )