Albert Pujols is one of the greatest players of his generation, and a slam dunk pick to make the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. One of the elder statesmen of baseball at this point in his career, he has done just about everything the right way as he gathered up World Series championships, All-Star game appearances, and MVP awards.
Even though Pujols is in the twilight of his career, he is still one of the higest-paid players in the Angels organization. Due to make close to $30 million this year, Pujols has reached into his own pockets to support a number of Angels staff members financially during the ongoing COVID-19 shutdown.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Pujols is looking out for his own in a gesture of good will, paying all Angels employees based in the country. The only problem with this? There is one man in particular far higher up on the Halos' food chain who should be taking care of these people.
Franchise owner Arte Moreno ought to have no issue with paying these employees and ensuring their wellbeing. The numbers speak for themselves -- the man is worth upwards of $3 billion.
Pujols has always been an upstanding man off the field. Giving back to people behind the scenes with the Angels is a brilliant idea, but it should not have to come from his own wallet. When there are those like Moreno who have a lot more zeroes to their name than Pujols does, the ones with the big money should be coming forward instead of being stingy and leaving it up to other employees.