Perhaps everyone is spoiled by Albert Pujols. That is why they are wondering why he is hitting about .270 this month with a lone homer and 10 RBI's. Poor numbers for a guy of Pujols ability and track record.
However, Pujols seems to be overly sensitive to the criticism. He said, regarding his so-called slump, "I guess because I'm not hitting .350, that's why you ask that question. I don't think it's fair to say I'm struggling when a guy's hitting over .300. Obviously, I spoil you guys too much hitting .350 every month and hitting a bunch of home runs with a bunch of RBIs. Obviously it's not where you want it 100 percent, but when you do feel 100 percent in this game ever?"
Pujols is not going to struggle all year. He's probably going to go on a tear real soon. So instead of getting cranky and snippy with the media, he should ignore them and worry about getting back on track.
This makes me wonder how he would fare if he should leave St. Louis as a free-agent and wind up in Boston or New York. If he is sensitive with the St. Louis media how will he act when a reporter in one of the aforementioned cities questions him after he goes hitless in two straight games?
Pujols contract runs out after this season although the Cardinals have a 16-million dollar option for next year. So Pujols will be a Cardinal for at least one more season. Maybe Pujols should request a trade to the Rockies so he can play in Denver, where he wouldn't face much media criticism.