May 14, 2020 at 7:23 am #128553Simba9ParticipantFree
so if the NL goes with the DH this year who are you thinking to be a good fit ? I personally think Carlson rotating in the outfield/DH spot with Oneil would be a decent option. Or Ravelo who seems like JMart part 2 to be a good optionMay 14, 2020 at 7:41 am #128554jj-cf-stlParticipantFree
Carpenter the majority of the time, unless his bat benches him. Edman at 3B improves the infield D and helps open up the OF for the two players you mentioned above. But it will probably be multiple players, for multiple reasons.May 14, 2020 at 9:01 am #12856014NyquisTParticipantPaid - Annual
This is a good topic to discuss but my feelings are that too much can happen before there are actual baseball games being played so this gets placed in the long-term speculation file.
If you want to talk about right now…. Carpenter (if he can return to better days) and Fowler (same thing) would stand out in my mind. Edman at third, yes. If there are three OF positions manned by younger players they will have to step up to earn those spots. All of them would be a defensive upgrade over Fowler.May 14, 2020 at 9:08 am #128563
I discussed this with DannyMac yesterday and offered some follow on thoughts via Twitter.
To add onto my #stlcards DH thoughts that Dylan Carlson and Tommy Edman could benefit, I forgot to say that I am still fine with the Jose Martinez trade. Now 31, his numbers declined each year and were not good in key situations in 2019. I'm for the youngsters getting more ABs. https://t.co/sW4UZoYRUm
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) May 13, 2020
My guess is that with everyone healthy, there would be a rotation through the DH rather than one player holding the job.
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) May 13, 2020May 14, 2020 at 10:09 am #128583gscottarParticipantPaid - Annual
I would do a rotation of Ravelo, Carp, and Fowler at DH. Getting Carp and Fowler off the field defensively would be a plus. Also, Yadi might get a game or two at DH to keep him fresh.May 14, 2020 at 10:18 am #128588stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I would do a rotation of Ravelo, Carp, and Fowler at DH. Getting Carp and Fowler off the field defensively would be a plus. Also, Yadi might get a game or two at DH to keep him fresh.
This is almost exactly what I’d do. Maybe I’d sub in Carlson or O’Neill a couple of times to keep them fresher in the field.May 14, 2020 at 11:38 am #128598
I think Molina is fresh enough he doesn’t need to be fresher by DHing. If he isn’t catching, he wouldn’t be playing for me. Too many better choices offensively and no reason to spend his bullets hitting if he is not behind the plate. JMO.
Also, I would have Carlson and Thomas/O’Neill in my rotation before Ravelo. I would use Ravelo more as a PH or late-game replacement. Again, JMO.
May 15, 2020 at 10:33 am #128704Cardinals27ParticipantPaid - Annual
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by Brian Walton.
I would imagine the Cards DH would be shared, but Carpenter would do most the DHing to start. Edman could play third. That is, of course, presumes that Carpenter will hit enough. It also means we will likely have 3 more years of Carp because he is likely meet his vesting option due to increased ab’s.May 15, 2020 at 10:51 am #128711
If Carpenter’s back is healthy, I cannot see him becoming a DH primarily.
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