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  • #168432
    bccran
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    Some need to get past the negative and envision the possible.

    #168434
    1982 willie
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    That is true bccran

    #168436
    jj-cf-stl
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    Shame he didnt come up with that before all those outfield threads this winter. Better late than never I suppose.

    #168438
    bccran
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    The jury is still out on the OF, but granted it is starting to improve.

    I just don’t think all the negative threads about being out of the playoffs now are warranted yet. We have a full 1/3 of the season left to play.

    #168446
    blingboy
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    And our comeback is now underway as we have won one in a row. Going for two tonight.

    #168498
    bccran
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    Just win each series, BB. That’s what I’m hoping for.

    #168515
    Cards667
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    Why give up Thomas for Lester? You can’t tell me anybody was offering more than to take him off their hands for cash and the Cardinals actually gave them something. And that something is a toolsy guy with some promise, even if it’s “just” as a utility OF guy. If they’d had given up Justin Williams I would have liked it more, but still not come close to understanding what they are doing.

    #168523
    gscottar
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    That would have been true two years ago but I honestly can’t think of any player on our team who has looked worse than Thomas at the big league level the last two years. And not just offensively either. His defense was atrocious too. He probably needed a change of scenery. He may go to Washington and go crazy like Arozarena, Voit, Wisdom, and Nogowski but I don’t think he was going to do it here.

    #168714
    Cards667
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    Gant was better than this.

    #168733
    Paul7
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    Two pitchers Cardinals acquired and Lester is the younger one.

    #168792
    jj-cf-stl
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    Braves lefty batters went 4 for 5 vs Lester last night. Even the lefty batting pitcher went 1 for 2. They must have missed the memo that Lester is a LHP.

    Therein lies the flaw of quoting batter splits vs lefty mlb pitching. All mlb pitching is not equal, and the Braves confirmed that quickly.

    #168793
    bccran
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    Lester had a bad 1st and 2nd inning for his new team. His performance to date this season against left handed hitters has been very good. Let’s see how he does in his next start.

    #168797
    jj-cf-stl
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    League avg-ish (97 ops+) vs lefty batters is now “very good”?

    KK allowing a 38 ops+ vs lefty batters is very good.

    #169297
    gscottar
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    Exactly. Stop rushing the prospects.

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