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  • #178666
    forsch31
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    #15. forsch31 – Pete Alexander, P

    #178668
    jj-cf-stl
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    #16 jj-cf-stl – Ken Boyer 3B

    #178669
    stlcard25
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    Round 2

    10. mudville-Ozzie Smith, SS
    11. stlcard25-Scott Rolen, 3B
    12. Nigel T – Ted Simmons, C
    13. gscottar – Lou Brock, OF
    14. kscardfan – Garry Templeton, SS
    15. forsch31 – Pete Alexander, P
    16. jj-cf-stl – Ken Boyer, 3B
    17. bicyclemike – At bat
    18. flood21 – On Deck

    #178682
    bicyclemike
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    As happens so often in these sort of projects, the guy picking before me takes the guy I was going to pick.

    I will go with this:

    #17 bicyclemike – Joe Torre, 3b

    #178683
    kscardfan
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    I also wanted Boyer but saw it as Boyer and Pete Kozma/ Maxville vs Templeton and a good 3B say Tatis/Oberkfell type.

    #178684
    Nigel T
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    I thought about sneaking Torre in as a catcher if I couldn’t get Simmons.

    #178685
    flood21
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    flood21
    18. Larry Walker
    19. Jim Edmonds

    #178690
    bicyclemike
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    Thought about putting Torre at catcher, since he did catch a good part of the 1970 season for us. But he was best for us as a third sacker, even though for his career he was primarily a catcher.

    Having said that, I am going to ask the commish for a position change if that is okay. Since Stan played almost as much right field as left in his career, over 700 games as a right fielder, I would like to move him there.

    Then with the 20th pick in the draft I will choose…

    20. – bicyclemike – Joe Medwick, LF

    #178691
    stlcard25
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    Round 2 Completed

    10. mudville-Ozzie Smith, SS
    11. stlcard25-Scott Rolen, 3B
    12. Nigel T – Ted Simmons, C
    13. gscottar – Lou Brock, OF
    14. kscardfan – Garry Templeton, SS
    15. forsch31 – Pete Alexander, P
    16. jj-cf-stl – Ken Boyer, 3B
    17. bicyclemike – Joe Torre, 3B
    18. flood21 – Larry Walker, OF

    #178692
    stlcard25
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    Round 3

    19. flood21 – Jim Edmonds, CF
    20. bicyclemike – Joe Medwick, LF
    21. jj-cf-stl – At bat
    22. forsch31 – On deck
    23. kscardfan
    24. gscottar
    25. Nigel T
    26. stlcard25
    27. mudville

    #178693
    jj-cf-stl
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    #21 jj-cf-stl – Keith Hernandez 1B

    #178694
    forsch31
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    #22 forsch31 – Johnny Mize, 1B

    #178695
    kscardfan
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    My next pick and the alternate. Sheesh. Guess I will let the heart take over.

    19. flood21 – Jim Edmonds, CF
    20. bicyclemike – Joe Medwick, LF
    21. jj-cf-stl – Keith Hernandez, 1B
    22. forsch31 – Johnny Mize, 1B
    23. kscardfan – Ray Lankford, CF
    24. gscottar – At bat
    25. Nigel T – On Deck
    26. stlcard25
    27. mudville

    #178696
    gscottar
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    24. gscottar- Willie McGee, CF

    #178697
    Nigel T
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    Admittedly, I am way too excited about this, but this pick takes it to a whole new level.
    I considered him at 7, but couldn’t justify the value.
    25. Nigel T Mark McGwire 1B
    Woohoo!

    #178698
    Nigel T
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    Whoops. I’m so excited I double posted.

    #178699
    stlcard25
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    Big Mac was a possibility for me, NigelT. Of course, he’s my name sake. I’m also surprised that Ray Lankford got taken so early, he’s another of my all time favorites. That said, since we have a run on first basemen going, I’ll go with:

    26. stlcard25 – Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

    #178700
    Nigel T
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    Goldy is superior to McGwire, but nothing is superior to the show McGwire put on when he arrived.
    After taking Arenado, I had reservations about taking Goldy, too.
    I dreamed on Big Mac being there, so I am thrilled. Still, Goldschmidt hopefully puts up five or six more huge seasons and ends up being the best.

    #178701
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    Goldy is superior to McGwire, but nothing is superior to the show McGwire put on when he arrived.

    Yep, McGwire coming over to St Louis was a banner day for this then-14 year old budding Cardinals fan. I remember going with a friend and his family to Pittsburgh in 1998 (the only three game sellout at Three Rivers for the Bucs in a very long time) to watch him hit HR #52. The Cards actually hit 3 HRs in that game and lost 14-4. Lol.

    #178702
    Nigel T
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    Watching him hit was an event at our house. Everything stopped, and we all stood and watched every at bat.

    #178703
    stlcard25
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    Round 3

    19. flood21 – Jim Edmonds, CF
    20. bicyclemike – Joe Medwick, LF
    21. jj-cf-stl – Keith Hernandez, 1B
    22. forsch31 – Johnny Mize, 1B
    23. kscardfan – Ray Lankford, CF
    24. gscottar – Willie McGee, CF
    25. Nigel T – Mark McGwire, 1B
    26. stlcard25 – Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
    27. mudville – At bat

    #178704
    bicyclemike
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    At the time we swung the McGwire deal, I thought it was a mistake. I figured he would sign with a California team after the ‘97 season and we would be out 3 pitchers for a half season of a guy who hit homers.

    Turned out to be a good move, although he did not age well.

    #178706
    stlcard25
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    Turned out to be a good move, although he did not age well

    For sure on both counts. One of the things I really wished for at the time was for one last prime year of “Big Mac” while Albert was on the team. Ended up that he was either injured or ineffective the year Albert came up and then done.

    #178708
    Nigel T
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    It should be noted that McGwire walked away from huge money so the Cardinals could build a better team.

    #178709
    bicyclemike
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    By all accounts it seems that McGwire is a really good guy. I was always impressed with the way he conducted himself during all the craziness that went on in 1998, and his sense of history and reverence for Roger Maris.

    He contends that without the ‘roids, he would not have been able to stay healthy enough to play a full schedule. He missed significant time with Oakland for a few years in the mid-90s, and he felt the juice kept him healthy but did not change his power much.

    History is showing us that the stuff those guys were taking significantly altered the balance between home runs and other aspects of the game. Not too mention those guys looked a lot different.

    But all-in all, a good guy and player who did what he could at the time to play the game and make an impact.

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