Follow-up: Will Carroll on Albert Pujols
Here is an excerpt from Carroll's UTK today over at www.baseballprospectus.com.
I was in the St. Louis clubhouse on Saturday, standing with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com, when I noticed Pujols sitting about five feet away. He was watching video of his previous night's at-bats, which were pretty successful. The first thing you notice with Pujols, even when you've seen him before, is that he's huge, bigger than you'd expect. Sitting next to Troy Glaus, no small guy himself, it's remarkable. The next thing I noticed was his right elbow. There was a small triangular scar at the back. I was a bit surprised to see it, because it's well-known that Pujols had ulnar transposition surgery, not Tommy John surgery; it's TJS that creates the distinct triangular scar.
I still think that someday we will hear that Pujols was doing some sort of PED....but that's just me. He is baseball's golden child at the moment. I could be wrong, and it won't be the first time.