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  • #169300
    gscottar
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    To please you, gscottar?

    No, I don’t think he is going to base his decisions on me but yes I would like to see him return if he wants to. And how do you know he doesn’t want to? He appears to be healthy as a horse right now, is going to lead the team in innings and wins. He is the ace. He is our BEST pitcher right now IMO and that includes Flaherty. I think he and Yadi want to go out together so let them come back for one more year. I don’t understand why you are so offended with the idea of him coming back. He can pitch until he is 45 if he wants to and he is productive.

    #169372
    blingboy
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    Mikolas got lit up in Springfield this evening.

    #169379
    bccran
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    The answer. Adam’s motivation is to continue working, producing, and trying to find ways to make the world a better place. The more money he earns, the more charitable donations he can make. That’s his mission.

    #169390
    gscottar
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    Well no one has forced to him come back and pitch these last few seasons and he has still done mission work in the winter. If he is still having fun I expect he will pitch again next season.

    #169391
    bccran
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    Yes, he does mission work, but the more he makes the more he can contribute to his favored charities. It’s important to him.

    #169392
    gscottar
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    Pitching is important to him also. He probably has one more season left then he can spend the rest of his life doing all of the other things he wants to do. Most players don’t want to hang it up until they are 100% sure they are done.

    #169395
    bccran
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    Some people plan for retirement well from a psychological standpoint. They lay out activities that they know will be interesting, educational, and in some cases challenging. Others are lost when they retire because so much of their purpose, goals, and satisfaction comes from their jobs. In addition to making more money for charities, Adam knows that he would miss the ether of performing at such a high level.

    #169396
    stlcard25
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    Waino most likely will go into broadcasting after he’s done pitching, so it’s not like he’ll be home 24/7 anyway.

    I would expect him back in 2022, barring injury before the end of the year.

    #169397
    forsch31
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    I figure Waino can earn the most money by pitching another year. That would maximize the amount of charitable donations he could make.

    #169404
    stlcard25
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    While we’re talking about rotation guys, one guy I’ve been beating the drum for the last few years is Robbie Ray. I thought he could flourish if he got out of Arizona. How’s he done this year?

    9-5, 2.90 ERA, 1.066 WHIP, 11 K/9, 2.4 BB/9

    Ouch

    #169405
    bccran
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    I hope Adam eventually becomes our pitching coach.

    #169419
    Cardinal in France
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    Amen.

    #169423
    ZTR
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    Being able to do it does not mean you can teach it.

    Michael Jordan isn’t a good coach – he was so good that he cannot relate to the average pro….

    #169427
    Cardinal in France
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    Well, folks have always gone on at length about what a great mentor Waino is for the young pitchers, so I for one, would certainly give him a try as a pitching coach, unless we are absolutely drenched in other wonderful postulants.

    #169433
    Brian Walton
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    #169435
    ZTR
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    Good Lord.

    Again?

    #169441
    jj-cf-stl
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    The Cardinals have allowed 6 runs or more in 37 games this season.

    37 / 111 games = 33%

    So every 3 game series, there is one game we have very little chance of winning. That puts a huge amount of pressure on the other two games.

    Our record when allowing 6 runs or more is 4-33.

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    In 28 games we have allowed 7 runs or more.

    28 / 111 = 25%

    Every 4th game we’ve allowed at least 7 runs. That’s really bad. Our record in those 28 games is 1-27.

    #169442
    blingboy
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    Maybe Ponce will be better, couldn’t be worse. Good luck to him. He is sort of like DeJong, been around several years and got steadily worse.

    #169444
    PugsleyAddams
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    Waino
    “Lucky” LeBlanc
    Happ
    Lester
    Ponce

    Not a bad 1-2 punch on top, but then as that old tv commercial puts it, “where’s the beef”?

    #169447
    mudville
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    I was thinking the same thing about DeJong. I think one think we should keep in mind about Waino is that this team really needs him. Without Waino this year we would probably be struggling to stay ahead of Pittsburgh.

    #169455
    14NyquisT
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    Whoever thought that our rotation would be these five on Aug. 10th?….. or anything even close to it. Right now LeBlanc is our #2 starter.

    #169459
    bccran
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    Can anyone remember a year when the Cardinals rotation was wiped out by injury as much as this year?

    #169461
    ZTR
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    I can’t. It may have happened but I don’t recall it.

    #169463
    blingboy
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    Yogi was right, the game is 90% mental and the other half is physical.

    #169465
    bccran
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    Must have been something mental about Yogi’s 1950 season. 656 plate appearances, 30 doubles, 6 triples, 28 home runs, and 124 runs batted in. Struck out 12 times.

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