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    I am exciting to see Reyes in a rotation spot soon

    As for trading him. I’d be fine with it as long as it was quality and something with control. If he brought back a Merrifeld or Mondesi from KC. I’d be ok with it. MAYBE Stroman if we could get Giles too. (More in deal)

    I worry about his closeness to FA and arb. And his injuries. Not to mention he already has 1strike from drugs.

    I want him to be in our rotation. But with the other options I see for us. I think if we got another solid building block back I wouldn’t be against it.

    Our 2nd half playoff push rotation could be a lot different than what we see now.

    Mik jack. Reyes CMart Hudson Gomber woody Ponce Genesis Shew. Maybe even Keuchel or a trade for MadBum or Stroman or Duffy or Minor.

    We have rotation upgrades that can have pretty easily with the construction of the team.

    We don’t have much wiggle for new hitters though with substantial changes being made.

    Im far less concerned with the rotation and pen as I am with the hitters hitting consistently Ron finding and injecting ones that do

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    Good point brought up about the difference in Reyes 2018 prep and his 2019. I guess it starts and ends with command. I believe there was a Baseball America writer that said his improvement in command in 2018 led him to believe he was ready to succeed in 2019 after the injury. With his velocity the same, and obviously issues another factor could be tipping pitches?

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    Whats the latest on young Mr. Reyes? Anybody got an update here? Is he throwing strikes yet?

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    His latest outing at MEM was forgettable…. at best.

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    As a side note it was mentioned on FSM last night that Gomber might be out for another month. Yikes!

    That means the 5th spot in the rotation is going to be Cabrera, Reyes, Wacha, Ponce, Wooodford, or an outside acquisition.

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    Kind of crazy to me how a pitcher without loss of velocity or movement can get hit like Reyes has in SPring Training, with St Louis and Memphis. Is his command that bad compared to last year?

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    The good news is that he is walking fewer batters. The bad news is that he isn’t locating his pitches. Too many over the center of the plate. The leadoff man reached base in all five of his innings last time out (twice on homers). Reyes’ next start is Saturday at Reno.

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    Brian,

    Please keep us posted as to how Reyes does Saturday in the Biggest Little City In The World.

    r/Esteemed Rat

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    What has happened to him that he cant throw strikes???

    He wont ever get the call back to St. Louis until he proves he can throw strikes – correct?

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    TBH I feel like the return of the Ks is a more positive development than the walks or even runs given up. We know that he’s likely going to have some walks but it’s been the lack of strikeout stuff this year that has me worried.

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    So, how did Mr. Reyes do in his last outing?

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    Another bad outing, huh?

    At this point the writing on the wall is starting to show itself. This will be the 2nd starter in less than 20 years that has failed miserably in spite of having Hall of Fame stuff. The other was Rick Ankiel.

    r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~~who will continue to hold out hope that Reyes turns it around

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    Like many Cardinal pitchers with the big club, or in the minors, I’d like to see them pitch inside more. If Reyes is going to be wild anyway why not make a first pitch statement occasionally. I would think a few inside 98 mph fastballs might keep the Louganis’ of the baseball world from being entrenched in the box.

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    I get your point gscottar but I would not expect him to say that Reyes stinks and will never make a major league team. The game just isn’t played that way, at least not in public.

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    Well the person who wrote the headline didn’t do Shildt any favors. I get trying to look for positive signs but even the biggest homer would have a hard time saying that Reyes has been impressive at Memphis.

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    I read somewhere else that they were taking the approach of cautious optimism about 2020 for Reyes, with no expectations at all for this season. That’s probably the fairest look at it, at this point. I think (?) we are now past the point where he will be under team control through 2023 anyway, so anything this year and next would just be a bonus.

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    Funny how different people read the same article differently. I thought this assessment from Shildt was pretty honest – admitting their expectations were not reasonable.

    “…Plug him right back into Major League competition after basically two years off of it. Probably wasn’t the most reasonable ask.”

    I agree about the headline writer. He/she used words that Shildt never said.

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    It was actually the bottom of the second…

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    This one may just be a case of the body not being able to support the stress his throws exert, no matter what is done. It’s very unfortunate but sometimes it’s just the way it goes. Hope he can somehow turn it around but it’s sounding less and less likely.

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    So, it is arm-related. Whether connected to prior problem or is new is TBD.

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    No need to worry, though. The Cardinals in a better place than the vast majority of other MLB teams when it comes to pitching.

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    Though it has nothing to do with Reyes, the Cardinals’ team ERA of 4.22 is fourth-best in the NL and 9th of the 30 MLB pitching staffs, so yes, they are in better shape than most. Very astute to recognize that. If the offense was as good as the pitching, they’d probably be in first place.

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