June 21, 2019 at 10:21 pm #95387June 22, 2019 at 10:04 am #95416
As we have discussed a little on here, there are not any Cardinal players deserving of a top spot. DeJong looked like an All-Star early on, but regressed a lot during the club’s swoon in May.
As for the Cubs, I really do not see Heyward nor Schwarber as any more deserving than Ozuna, so in that regard we could have a guy there. Like DeJong, Heyward got off to a good start, but last time I looked he had come back down to earth, although I have not checked his stats lately.
Now that the leagues are really “conferences”, the game is not nearly as magical as it once was. They are still called “Leagues”, but not independent organizations so the game is dulled down like the NBA and NFL games have been all along.June 27, 2019 at 7:37 pm #96003June 28, 2019 at 9:16 am #96037
I was hoping Tommy LaStella would get the starting 2B nod for the AL just to stick it in the Cubs face. If I recall they tried to option him to Iowa last year and he refused to go so they eventually got rid of him. Now he is having a career year for the Angels.June 28, 2019 at 9:24 am #96039
As for the Cardinals we are fortunate there is a rule that every team has to be represented in the All Star game or we would be shut out, and deservedly so. That should serve notice to the front office of what a very average team they have assembled that no one believes any of their players are worthy. Goold has written about this recently.
This evening, while #Cardinals welcomes back Albert, #MLB will reveal the winners of the #AllStarGame primary. It's unlikely any Cardinal will crack the final election, leaving them without a starter. Do they have an All-Star? https://t.co/3wTTSUEOCr #stlcards
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 21, 2019
June 30, 2019 at 4:59 pm #96386June 30, 2019 at 5:28 pm #96393
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SS Paul DeJong
RHP Sandy Alcantara
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 30, 2019
Hey at least we got one All-Star on the team. How many other teams can say that?June 30, 2019 at 5:58 pm #96401
YawnJune 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm #96403
Flatout embarrassing that this once proud organization that has historically produced or employed All-Star caliber talent had to rely on the MLB pity pick to be represented at the game. This should close the book on the regime running this franchise into the ground but something tells me it won’t.July 1, 2019 at 10:15 am #96487
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TC…. agree with your sentiments. We have AS caliber talent but they haven’t shown one bit of it this season. Sad, very sad. DeWitt is like “what they have an All-Star game”? “Mo…. how come OUR All-Stars aren’t on the team”?July 1, 2019 at 10:38 am #96489
We have AS caliber talent but they haven’t shown one bit of it this season.
That’s just it 14N, I’m not sure they currently have AS type talent. Sure at one time a few where but not so sure anymore. it’s a miracle they aren’t further out in the standings. Thats not a testament to their play or ability but the fact other teams have glaring flaws as well.
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Brewers get a fifth All-Star, though his teammate stepped aside. Worth monitoring Hader’s back situation as the Brewers’ pen is not as deep as the Cards’ (and they already lost Corey Knebel for the entire season).
Word is Woodruff is replacing teammate Josh Hader, who has had some back stiffness. https://t.co/FYr2ulkaDi
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) July 6, 2019July 7, 2019 at 9:58 am #97204
The Rockies may be regretting not keeping LaMahieu, as their young top middle infield prospects are struggling. But they had to make a choice and by signing Blackmon and Arenado they could not squeeze in enough salary room for DJ.
They are similar to the Cards so far this year – expectations were high, but they have stayed around .500.
The difference is that by late July people will be talking about the Broncos out here, whereas in St. Louis the Cardinals will still be big sports news, good or bad.July 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm #97336
It’s been nearly 9 decades since the first @MLB @AllStarGame took place in Chicago. Which players from an earlier era missed out on the Midsummer Classic? Check out @MediaSABR’s Retroactive All-Star Game Project: https://t.co/AfubTblaOV #SABR @ootpbaseball @Seamheads pic.twitter.com/Dz3nK3zJeZ
— SABR (@sabr) July 8, 2019July 8, 2019 at 2:33 pm #97348July 9, 2019 at 9:33 am #97377
Got to say the all star roster looks pretty spot-on for the current state of the teams. Was hoping to see Goldschmidt or Ozuma on that list this year They both do have star power(name recognition) though I would rather see them there cause we’re having a great year! Go Cardinals!July 9, 2019 at 11:21 am #97398
Had Ozuna been healthy, he likely would have been the Cardinals representative rather than DeJong.July 9, 2019 at 11:59 am #97399
It should have been Gant.July 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm #97406
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Dejong is fine as a choice. Gant has probably been better but Dejong was leading the NL shortstops in WAR until just recently.July 9, 2019 at 1:16 pm #97410
Ozuna DeJong and Gant are the only three Cardinals that would possibly be on this year’s team. Maybe by the end of the year a couple more guys will be thought of on the All-League team for 2019.July 9, 2019 at 7:09 pm #97432
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Maybe by the end of the year, a couple more guys will be thought of on the All-League team for 2019.
Bader – 8-1
Brebbia – 17-1
Carpenter – 26-1
Edman – 4-1
Flaherty – 5-1
Fowler – 11-1
Gallegos – 7-1
Gant – 4-1
Goldschmidt – 3-1
Hudson – 6-1
Leone – 140-1
C. Martinez – 5-1
J. Martinez – 8-1
Mikolas – 8-1
Miller – 55-1
Molina – 4-1
Munoz – 6-1
O’Neill – 24-1
Ponce – 15-1
Ravelo – 120-1
Wacha – 72-1
Waino – 13-1
Webb – 400-1
Wieters – 36-1
Wong – 5-1July 9, 2019 at 9:23 pm #97439
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Miller would seem to be a decent bet there. If he pitches like he has the last two months, he could be a sneaky value.July 9, 2019 at 9:24 pm #97440
Dejong is in the game.July 9, 2019 at 9:39 pm #97441
Paul started a double play defensively in the seventh and walked in the eighth.July 9, 2019 at 9:41 pm #97442
Dejong with a big walk to load the bases. This is it for the NL. They don’t do it here they’re not doing it.
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