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  • #123289
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    Strange that Spring Training games are televised, but Palm Beach’s Minor league games aren’t on tv. Also wondering who owns Palm Beach? Does the big club own them?

    #123297
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    FOX Midwest takes their production equipment with them.

    Palm Beach is owned by the MLB squad, but their fan attendance is way less than 1,000 per game (tickets sold were about 950 last year). The team is not promoted and likely, they don’t want to absorb the cost of running in-game streaming. Heck, go to their website and try to find a basic one-page schedule. (Hint: They don’t bother creating one.)

    #123302
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    I have to copy their schedule from the screen right on to my affiliates calendar. No biggie I’m used to it.

    #123313
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Yes, anyone can figure out how to create their own schedule, but that is not the point.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    #123481
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    This is in my opinion a very good shoot from the hip analysis of the depth the Card’s organization has at the corner INF spots. It’s a piece from today’s VEB written bystlcardsfan4.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2020/2/24/21150393/organization-depth-1b-and-of

    #123482
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Is the Cards front office short of fresh perspective from the outside?

    Goold was asked this question in his chat. While he agreed, he cited three examples to the contrary, AGMs Moises Rodriguez and Randy Flores and Dan Kantrovitz, now with the Cubs.

    The examples don’t hold much water, IMO.

    Rodriguez – has been with the Cards the last 12 years. Before that he worked in MLB HQ for a decade, but never for another MLB team.

    Flores – has never worked for MLB or another team. (Same with Girsch.)

    Kantrovitz – the former A’s AGM was offered a return to the Cards this winter, but got a better offer from the Cubs. He last worked for the Cards in 2014, so any influence by him is very old.

    https://www.stltoday.com/sports/new-blood-in-the-front-office/article_3ad4b243-9560-5893-96d5-4bc75cb6cd70.html

    P.S. Farm director Gary LaRocque is an exception, with extensive Mets and Dodgers experience, but he has been with the Cards since 2008.

    #123484
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    Whether you like Goold or not the PD’s “Quick Hits” is always a provocative post the day after his Q&A sessions such as the one that BW just submitted. I never miss checking it out because if you like other’s opinions it is a good spot for just that and is available all year round.

    #123489
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Plus, the P-D website gets 17 clicks for each time anyone views his quick hits! Still, it is faster and clearer than scrolling through six or seven pages of detailed chat.

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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    #123651
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    They better get this resolved before the Springfield Cardinals become a candidate for contraction because contraction is all about poor facilities right? (tounge in cheek)

    #124402
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    #124411
    Avatar14NyquisT
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    The WBC should have its own topic listing.

    #124413
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Feel free to start one, then.

    #124485
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    #124502
    Avatar14NyquisT
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    At present I see 10 viable candidates for the five starting pitcher spots and 14 for the bullpen at AAA Memphis. The organization is still wildly top-heavy.

    #125873
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    The Cardinals released 10 minor leagu players: pitchers Akeem Bostick, Martin Córdoba, Blake Drake, Mitchell Osnowitz, and Zach Prendergast and position players Chris Chinea, Yariel Gonzalez, Shane Benes, Stanley Espinal, and Andrew Warner.

    #125874
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    Any surprises? Warner and Chinea perhaps? Maybe Gonzales too?

    #125916
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    All things considered, the biggest surprise is that the list is only 10. There will be more releases before games are played… whenever. Age + ’19 performance + low ceiling + less teams = less need for potential MiLB-lifers. Not a fan of what is happening to the game and this very unfortunate onslaught just adds to the disappointment.

    #133878
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    Giving this thread a bump. Also, BA updated their top 30 prospect list, now including all 2020 draft picks. Here are the Cardinals rankings as of now:

    1. Carlson
    2. Liberatore
    3. Gorman
    4. Cabrera
    5. Helsley
    6. Herrera
    7. Thompson
    8. Walker
    9. Knizner
    10. Kim
    11. Thomas
    12. Montero
    13. Oviedo
    14. Winn
    15. Fernandez
    16. Woodford
    17. Torres
    18. Rodriguez
    19. Rondon
    20. Malcom Nunez
    21. Whitley
    22. Williams
    23. Gil
    24. Sosa
    25. Edwin Nunez
    26. Fletcher
    27. Hence
    28. Locey
    29. Burleson
    30. Elledge

    #133933
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    Might be the best thread to ask this, few days ago in one of Brian’s articles had a schedule of when access, updates, and interviews might start flowing out of the Springfield camp mentioned. Can not put my finger on the information tonight, were we to start to hear some news this week.

    #133934
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    I’m with you on this. Let’s put some pressure on BW & Co to get those reports, interviews, updates flowing.

    #133937
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    It is up to when the Cardinals are ready to entertain media access in Springfield. No word yet, but they said previously it would be this week.

    #134001
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    There are reports that Thompson has developed a very good curveball that he didn’t have when he was drafted. IMO, Cabrera’s control would have to be much improved to be ahead of Thompson in this latest MLB ranking. I think Thompson and Cabrera should trade places in this ranking. I agree that Malcolm Nunez should be ranked as lot lower than he has been, and #20 is about right, IMHO.

    #134003
    stlcard25stlcard25
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    I think most have fallen in love with Cabrera’s stuff and miss the fact that he’s probably a reliever long term due to shady control. I would like to be wrong on that, although I think he can be an excellent back end of the bullpen guy.

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