Welcome to the Albert Pujols-themed edition of the waiver wire. With the Cardinals star out for the next four to six weeks, fantasy owners are scrambling to replace Pujols. Let me start with what everyone already knows: You can't fully replace Pujols. You just have to find a way to keep your head above water until he comes back, and hope the broken left forearm doesn't linger and sap his power once he returns.
First, I want to say the best, somewhat-available option for replacing Pujols is Justin Smoak. I've already written about him a few times, and a lot of you have caught on, so he's not as readily available as he once was. Just know that if you're a Pujols owner and Smoak is available in your league, stop reading now and grab him. If Smoak is already owned, then continue on with me as we hop aboard the Machine-Less Express.