August 8, 2021 at 11:19 am #169300
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.August 8, 2021 at 8:08 pm #169372
Mikolas got lit up in Springfield this evening.August 9, 2021 at 7:26 am #169379
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.August 9, 2021 at 8:32 am #169390
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.August 9, 2021 at 8:34 am #169391
Yes, he does mission work, but the more he makes the more he can contribute to his favored charities. It’s important to him.August 9, 2021 at 8:40 am #169392
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.August 9, 2021 at 9:09 am #169395
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.August 9, 2021 at 9:18 am #169396stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
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.August 9, 2021 at 9:22 am #169397forsch31ParticipantFree
I figure Waino can earn the most money by pitching another year. That would maximize the amount of charitable donations he could make.August 9, 2021 at 9:49 am #169404stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
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
OuchAugust 9, 2021 at 9:59 am #169405
I hope Adam eventually becomes our pitching coach.August 9, 2021 at 1:04 pm #169419Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
Amen.August 9, 2021 at 1:52 pm #169423
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….August 9, 2021 at 3:20 pm #169427Cardinal in FranceParticipantFree
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.August 9, 2021 at 4:40 pm #169433August 9, 2021 at 6:06 pm #169435
Again?August 9, 2021 at 8:16 pm #169441jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
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.
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.August 9, 2021 at 8:32 pm #169442
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.August 9, 2021 at 9:01 pm #169444PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Not a bad 1-2 punch on top, but then as that old tv commercial puts it, “where’s the beef”?August 9, 2021 at 11:06 pm #169447mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
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.August 10, 2021 at 6:27 am #16945514NyquisTParticipant
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.August 10, 2021 at 7:52 am #169459
Can anyone remember a year when the Cardinals rotation was wiped out by injury as much as this year?August 10, 2021 at 7:56 am #169461
I can’t. It may have happened but I don’t recall it.August 10, 2021 at 8:11 am #169463
Yogi was right, the game is 90% mental and the other half is physical.August 10, 2021 at 8:21 am #169465
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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