2021 Cardinals MLB Game 21 thread – Sunday, April 25 vs. Reds

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  • #159158
    Cardinals27
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    What a pitching turnaround. 27 runs given up in 25 innings versus the Reds in the opening series, and 6 this series. Outstanding job by the starters by both going deeper into games, and obviously runs allowed. If not for some shakiness by the bullpen, this would have been a ho hum sweep.

    #159159
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    Wasn’t it me saying all along some of these outfield guys might be pretty good.

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    Cardinals27
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    There are bound to be some bumps in the road, but this team ought to be really good. Can’t wait for the minor leagues to start to get an idea who, and how much our prospects have improved.

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    There is no denying the new look top half of the lineup is producing. Let’s see how things go on the road.

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    Remember now, I’ve said since the season ended last year that Carlson should be hitting 2nd. Plus they need to flip flop Goldschmidt and Arenado. Let Goldy hit cleanup.

    I see Carpenter got another atbat today. Another strikeout. I am thinking he wont be around too much longer, that he will simply call it quits on his career.

    r/Esteemed Rat

    #159169
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    Carpenter can’t just announce retirement and walk away, particularly if he has Andrew Miller in his ear. But an injury that lingers and prevents him from being re-activated would pass the eye test. I guess if owners can manipulate service time, players should be able to milk the DL and receive their cash.

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    I can only think of one guy who did that and I think the union about had a fit. Gil Meche manned up and walked away from easy money from a team that couldn’t afford to miss on their big contracts.

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    Mark McGwire walked away from 2/$15m iirc.

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    Carp won’t retire early. He will have to be cut.

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    I think Carp should clock in every day and collect his paycheck. This is one possible outcome that was known when the contract was signed by both parties.

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    Thanks for the link, So_Cal. Something tells me that Meche is so special that he would have walked away from this money even if he were not financially stable. These individuals, who if they were penniless, yet would still do everything possible to find the rightful owner of $1000 cash they just found, are indeed rare. Out of 64 persons in my employ, I have just one whom fits this description. My wife is also one of these rare birds. Unfortunately, I am not. In my present situation I would attempt to return it, but not in a million years if I really needed it.

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    Nice weekend for the Redbirds.

    1. Nice to see Carlson come alive … your right Rat, he should be hitting in the two hole. Much, much better option than Goldy and he will see better pitches to hit.
    2. Nice to see O’Neal come off the IL and contribute. The club needs a Tyler to pick it up and become a legitimate piece of the offense.
    3. Liked the starting pitching … bullpen had some moments … overall good pitching

    Finally, it was nice to see the Cards not be the team that others use to break their losing streaks. The Reds came in down and the Redbirds kept them there.

    Hoping this is the start of good things to come.

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    Great weekend for the Birds. This team was built to win with pitching, defense, and timely hitting and we proved we can do it that way. The back end of the bullpen is a little shakier than I would like. Can someone throw a strike please?

    The mighty Reds were riding high last week. Now they have lost 7 in a row and are in last place. Serves them right for being punky.

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    And the mighty Reds now head west to face the Dodgers in a three game set. The Dodgers have to be fuming after losing 3 of 4 to the Padres. Especially after blowing a 7-1 lead late in the game last night.

    r/Esteemed Rat

    #159190
    14NyquisT
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    Nice to hear some positive comments. They’ll show up after every sweep.

    Huge accolades for the outfield…. but its just one series. Let’s see who shows up for the Phils… this weekends group or bccran’s group….. probably something in between. Ain’t it great beatin’ on the Reds.
    The Phils are primed for a smackdown. Maybe they feel lucky to not be facing Flaherty.

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    After his two HR’s in this game, O’Neill’s OPS is now .673 as compared to Goldschmidt’s OPS of .634.

    This is the third year of Carpenter’s huge contract. I take it personal that he is hanging around, collecting his millions, and doing next to nothing to earn it. I think he’s a detriment to the team and an embarrassment to MLB. He should leave with whatever dignity he has left.

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    This is the third year of Carpenter’s huge contract. I take it personal that he is hanging around, collecting his millions, and doing next to nothing to earn it. I think he’s a detriment to the team and an embarrassment to MLB. He should leave with whatever dignity he has left.

    Did you take it personally that Carpenter gave the Cards a real sweetheart deal for all those years on his first contract, too? As best as I can tell, he provided over $200M of value to the team and was paid about $52M from 2011-2019.

    I agree that he’s playing awfully and I’d prefer to see the money going to somewhere more productive to the team. But let’s not pretend that 99.9% of people wouldn’t take the money, and probably should take the money unless they are incapable of working hard enough to provide a day’s work at their occupation. Carp seems to be continuing to work hard, even if the ability is no longer there. It’s not ideal, but I’m also not going to pan the guy for trying to live out his dream a little longer.

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    mud…. Ouch. This isn’t the first time the Cards are paying someone detrimental to the team in the last few years. I’m more apt to give him a pass than you know who because Carp is one of our guys from our system. The FO may be feeling that if he goes on the open market and signed elsewhere he might find the fountain of youth for another club. Their faces are red enough now with all the success a lot of ex-Cards are having.

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