Okay, this is not a surprise in that Pujols has been a replacement level player the past few years, and he’s in the final year of his contract, which makes it no longer cost prohibitive to cut him. This is a huge surprise in that this would have been the correct baseball thing to do 3-4 years ago. He still hasn’t said this would be his last year, so no farewell tour has been planned. Maybe he doesn’t want one. We will see if anyone picks him up for the remainder of the season.
if this is it, though, it was one hell of a career for a sure-thing, inner-circle Hall of Famer.