October 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm #145622stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
Brantley helps the team next year, no doubt. By 2022 (when the team needs him to be a WS contender), he will eat up $16M+ of payroll and be a neutral contributor. By 2023, when they will be on a last hurrah before losing the big arms to FA, he would be dead weight. So no thanks. The Cards won’t contend for the Series next year so I don’t see what he adds. It would be a Fowler Special.October 25, 2020 at 7:28 pm #145627October 25, 2020 at 8:18 pm #145637October 27, 2020 at 9:07 pm #145844
Good story about the scout who recommended the Rays acquire Arozarena. It highlights a point I was trying to make on another thread. Assessing players is so much more than slash stat lines or even Statcast results. it is a shame so many scouts are being let go across the game.October 27, 2020 at 11:09 pm #145857
Interview with Dave Duncan. He is not going back to Chicago even if TLR does.
(My editorial comment – It sure would be nice to see him in the Cardinals Hall of Fame while he can accept the award.)
If La Russa goes to White Sox, sidekick Duncan will not be along for the ride https://t.co/5GSifscDSx
— STL Cardinals News (@STLCardsNews) October 28, 2020November 5, 2020 at 7:10 am #146778Michael DusablonParticipantPaid - Monthly
Seth Blair opened some eyes at the Red Sox alternate camp this summer.
From the Boston Globe:
A number of relievers who had intriguing performances at the team’s Alternate Site in Pawtucket have re-signed on minor league deals. The group includes Seth Blair, lefthander Stephen Gonsalves,
and righthander Caleb Simpson.
He was a supplemental first-round pick in 2010…couldn’t throw strikes. Jordan Swagerty was
in the same draft and was on the fast-track to St. Louis until injuries derailed his career.November 5, 2020 at 5:47 pm #146819BlackHillsCardParticipantFreeNovember 5, 2020 at 6:07 pm #146820
Solano is a great story. Ozuna also won at NL DH.November 10, 2020 at 12:35 pm #147098
"I can’t tell you his career exit velocity, but I can tell you he worked six days this week for somewhere between 70 and 80 hours, tending to patients afflicted with COVID-19."
Meet Mark Hamilton, the former big leaguer-turned-doctor fighting COVID-19 ⤵️https://t.co/CCfOVQppq8
— The Athletic MLB (@TheAthleticMLB) November 10, 2020November 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm #147188November 13, 2020 at 1:39 pm #147279
I wonder if she gave him the ring he missed last month! https://twitter.com/RaysBaseball/status/1327329052861083648November 17, 2020 at 11:39 am #147573TexasCardParticipantFree
Former Cardinals pitcher Lindy McDaniel passes away in Carrollton, TX. Amazingly the story says he never played in the post season even though he played for the Cardinals and Yankees.
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Pete Kozma has more than nine lives. He signed a minor league contract with Oakland.November 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm #147758
😀 I think most of my cards were on Rice Krinkles and Alpha-Bits boxes.November 19, 2020 at 9:42 pm #147770
I remember eating boxes of Rice Krinkles to get this set of nine plastic cars…November 20, 2020 at 4:55 pm #147845November 20, 2020 at 6:52 pm #147853
Wow, that toy Mustang panel brings back memories, as I collected those as well. At some point maybe I will upload a baseball card panel I have, which happens to also include the McDaniel card.November 20, 2020 at 7:34 pm #147857PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
I don’t remember those mustang cars, BicycleMike….a bit before my time. I do recall the matchbox cars. And the glossy small baseball cards that you’d get in cereal boxes. My favorite baseball appetizer was those little baseball coins that came out…..I think in Topps baseball card packs if memory serves me correct. I was like 6 years old, so I may be a bit foggy on that.November 21, 2020 at 11:55 am #147892November 21, 2020 at 4:39 pm #147920November 22, 2020 at 8:27 am #147933
Good story about Lance Lynn – how he has improved and increased his value and where the Rangers might trade him. (No, the Cardinals are not mentioned among the potential candidates.)November 22, 2020 at 9:19 am #147934
Good story about Stan by Benjamin Hochman, but I find very odd Derrick Goold’s apparent support of the supposed rained out home run that deprived Stan of the 1948 Triple Crown. Hochman may not know the background, but Goold surely does. Goold himself (as well as many others) thoroughly researched this matter previously and found no proof of the long-rumored lost homer. In fact, the game’s most prominent researcher flatly informed Goold it did not happen. (See the link to Goold’s article at the bottom of this post.)
In 1948, Stan Musial led the NL in every significant offensive category except one, coming a rained-out homer shy of a Triple Crown.
— Derrick S. Goold (@dgoold) November 22, 2020
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