August 25, 2021 at 10:20 am #170680
LHP Kwang Hyun Kim (6-6, 3.27) vs. RHP Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.46)
BSM // KMOX
Also BSSW+ in Oklahoma and Arkansas and BSSO in TN, KY and MSAugust 25, 2021 at 10:53 am #170682gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
Shildt says KK would be a candidate to start in Flaherty’s spot on Sunday, since he hasn’t been down too long and got up to 45 pitches last night.
I asked if Matt Liberatore (who also pitched last night) would be a candidate, and he said, “that’s a question for Mo.” #stlcards
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) August 25, 2021August 25, 2021 at 1:53 pm #170717gscottarParticipantPaid - AnnualAugust 28, 2021 at 1:29 pm #170997RatsbuddyParticipantFree
The manager has to ask the general manager/VP of Operations if someone can pitch???
I wonder if Herzog would have asked Mo about that……..
r/Esteemed RatAugust 28, 2021 at 2:24 pm #171002
You do not seem to understand job responsibilities, Rats. The field manager does not set the roster. The front office does. So when the field manager was asked if a prospect would be added to the 40-man roster and called up to start, he properly deferred to those above him who would make that decision.
As far as Herzog is concerned, he had both jobs, so there wouldn’t have been any need for such a conversation. How the game was run 40 years ago is different from today.August 28, 2021 at 3:10 pm #171004Euro DandyParticipantFree
So when the field manager was asked if a prospect would be added to the 40-man roster and called up to start, he properly deferred to those above him who would make that decision.
Obviously, that’s how it works, but that’s not how it was asked of Shildt (at least as stated in the tweet). I would rather Shildt tell him it’s a dumb question unless he has missed a roster announcement.
And I don’t follow him closely, but what are some of the GM things that Girsch does besides cash a GM paycheck?August 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm #171005
Roles do not seem obvious to everyone.
I am regularly on the Zoom calls and the questions are not always the greatest, but a problem is that the PBO is rarely available, while the manager has to stand in and take queries twice each day. So Shildt sometimes gets questions that he shouldn’t answer. I admit I have done it before since he is usually the only management voice available.
In this case, the writer was fishing for a scoop and was redirected politely. Bottom line, the question posed by our original poster is not valid. The manager cannot use a player not on the roster. It is no more complicated than that.
Save the criticism for when it is warranted. There are plenty of examples, but this isn’t one of them.August 28, 2021 at 5:08 pm #171007Euro DandyParticipantFree
The roles are obvious to me. My comment has nothing to do with Rat’s question. And if I were Shildt, I wouldn’t want to have to pretend to explain that to a trolling reporter. I’d professionally answer all legitimate questions and remind them that all the stupid ones get ignored. Otherwise, you just get them over and over. If he wants to play it like that, then he deserves them.August 28, 2021 at 5:12 pm #171010
It is interesting that neither Shildt nor Mo were talking in terms of what would give us the best chance of winning. Its about do we have an arm with some innings in it for Sunday. Bling the sports journalist would have asked “In your view would Kim or Liberatore give us the best chance of winning Sunday?” If you want to catch a fish use dynamite not worms.August 28, 2021 at 9:48 pm #171074
Good idea, bling, but Shildt would just say that only one of the two is on the roster. He isn’t going to step on Mo’s toes.August 28, 2021 at 9:56 pm #171078
Right now liberatore shouldn’t be pitching in the majors. Far as kk. I’m fine with him pitching. I don’t expect him to go long but our main guys got some rest tonight so no worries. Just need to score runs.August 28, 2021 at 10:04 pm #171079
Do we see Sosa or DeJong in the lineup?August 28, 2021 at 10:09 pm #171080
Hopefully Sosa but you never know with schildt. Right now I think Sosa is better playing and having Dejong coming off the bench as a dangerous pinch hitter in the late innings.August 29, 2021 at 10:16 am #171113
Sosa is 7 for his last 15, 11 for last 28…..I’m guessing Dejong gets the start. Dejong is a waste of roster space right now.August 29, 2021 at 10:21 am #171116
1. Tommy Edman (S) 2B
2. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
3. Tyler O’Neill (R) LF
4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Yadier Molina (R) C
6. Dylan Carlson (S) RF
7. Edmundo Sosa (R) SS
8. Harrison Bader (R) CF
9. Kwang Hyun Kim (L) PAugust 29, 2021 at 10:28 am #171117
Well schildt kept sosa in there, maybe he is learning. Still got goldy bathing second which is a waste. He’s one of our better rbi guys and we got him batting second. Schildt is just terrible, this team is never going to win big with him as manager in my opinion.August 29, 2021 at 10:35 am #171118
Sosa now is leading the Team in OBP, 5th in slg, 2nd in BA, OPS+ 113. Limited time, but 210 at bats is more than just a few. He should be playing on a regular basis the rest of the way. I would try him in the leadoff spot or two hole to see how he handles the pressure. He looks really comfortable right now. He is on a hot streak for sure. Is that ALL it is? When he cools off let’s see how far down he drops. May just have a starting Mif here.August 29, 2021 at 11:23 am #171121bicyclemikeModeratorPaid - Annual
It gets old, but I would have been going this way for at least a couple of weeks now:
That is a lineup that could put an extra run a game on the board. I don’t really think of DeJong as a “dangerous” bat off the bench. He would run in to one now and then, but struggles to put the ball in play. He is serviceable though, a good glove with occasional power. But not someone to be feared that much coming off the bench. If Sosa finishes the season strong, perhaps DeJong can fetch some pitching in the off season. But we need a better bench as well, so tough call there. Keeping Wong would have solved a lot of that – an upgrade at both second base and the bench. Then you could use DeJong as bait to possibly secure pitching.
But then there are several top-notch shortstops that will hit free agency, so his value is going to be very little.
As for Liberatore, no to him pitching in the bigs this year. Keep him on the farm and expect him to earn a rotation spot in the Spring.August 29, 2021 at 11:39 am #171124
I could live with your lineup bicyclemike though I would flip molina and Carlson cause I don’t like real slow guys in front of speed guys. Actually though since oneil has struggled with runners on I might slide him down in front of bader. Far as Dejong, I think he’s dangerous as far as our options go. He’s more dangerous in my mind than carpenter. Even with dejongs struggles, his totals aren’t that bad in comparison to a lot on the team. Far as next year, I think the Cardinals should look for ways to package Dejong in a trade so as to lead to us getting one of those free agent shortstops but it depends on how serious the front office is on competing next year.August 29, 2021 at 11:43 am #171125
Another reason I don’t like molina down that low is it makes it hard on a pitcher to bunt. Even in a perfect bunt, molina can get thrown out so it limits the normal options when the pitcher bats.August 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm #171126Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
I really enjoyed watching last night’s 18-hitter on replay this morning. I hope they set a little bit aside for today’s day game. Anybody know what their pre-game lunch was?
Rah Cardinals!August 29, 2021 at 12:24 pm #171128
cranny would like this lineup. I have Noot ahead of Carlson due to superior batting line vs RHP. But they could be flipped.August 29, 2021 at 12:58 pm #171131
Is KK limited today?August 29, 2021 at 1:03 pm #171132
Great catch.August 29, 2021 at 1:04 pm #171133bccranParticipant
I would like it, BB. Our Cfer is .154/.238/.187/.434 for the last month. Over 100 plate appearances.
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