A former MLB executive claims that Albert Puzols has been lying about his age throughout his career.
David Samson, who was president of the Marlins from 2002 to 2017, alleged this A recent appearance “The Dan Le Batard Show.” Samson was reflecting on the 2012 progeny when Pujols was a free agent, and one of the teams trying to sign the Marlins baseball star.
The Pujols eventually signed a major $ 10 million contract with the Angels. This is the 14th largest contract in MLB history (Per cot baseball), And ensured that he would be paid throughout. Despite poor numbers in recent years, the Pujols are still set to make $ 30 million this season – which many believe will be their last, although they say He hasn't decided.
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Recalling that contract, and the Marlins sent the Pujols, Samson let him slip that the baseball player is not the age he claims to be.
Samson said, “We knew that when we calculated for that deal, we didn't care about 2019, '20 or '21. That was not the case in the future.” Be unproductive, we knew that she was not the age she said. We had all the information. “
Le Batard replied, “Have you just flatly reported that the Pujols are old, as they have always claimed?”
Samson said, “There is not one person in baseball, nor an executive, who Albert Puzols believes is what he says. The amount of cheating was going on in the Dominican back on the day, changing names.” Birthday changes, it will blow your mind. “
This is not the first time Pujol has been listed at the age of 41, his age is concerned. As Samson, History with players They are not the age to claim from the Dominican Republic. Former pitcher Wandy Rodriguez grew two years older than previously thought, and the same went for Miguel Tejada.
For Pujol, Samson did not give the age he thought the baseball star really was, but Pujol has some history using his own words. Many people took notice 2018 interview with Yahoo Sports When the Pujols must have revealed their true age.
Puzols, describing his first home run, said, “I really collided with Octavio Dotal, I think I told you. I was about 12, 13 years old.” “And we go back, you know, 28 years later, and here I am.”
Using Pujols' mathematics, he had 41 years at the time of the interview, 13 years and 28 years later. In the same interview he said, “Well, Motel, I believe he is three or four years older than me.” Due to this arithmetic the Pujols became 41s.
So using that reference, Pujols would be three years older than the currently listed 41-year-old (assuming his date of birth to be accurate on January 16), which would theoretically make him 44 years old.