August 18, 2020 at 11:05 am #135694
Stats coming out of the (staggered) gate –
Goldy – .314/.385/.514/.899
Dexter – .308/.333/.538/.872
Tyler – .200/.314/.533/.848
Paul DJ – .235/.316/.471/.786
Tommy – .189/.250/.351/.601
Harry – .176/.333/.235/.569
Carp – .184/.286/.226/.512
Kolten – .167/.242/.233/.476
Yadi – .222/.222/.222/.444
Carlson – .118/.167/.176/.343
Very early (or is it?). Need to get the bats going fast.
The main free agent signing in the winter was Miller.
He’s right now at .444/.455/1.222/1.677. Maybe we should have gotten that free agent outfielder some of us talked about in the off season.August 18, 2020 at 11:22 am #135696
Maybe we should have gotten that free agent outfielder some of us talked about in the off season.
Man, you love to beat that drum. I will play along. Had you signed that guy, you would have benched Fowler, who is one of the guys playing especially well.
But in reality, 10 games (or less) under very trying circumstances is hardly a fair window to evaluate anyone.August 18, 2020 at 11:26 am #135697
Actually, the more I think about it, BW, I would have benched
Bader and used him as a late inning defensive replacement. As they’re doing now.August 18, 2020 at 11:27 am #135698858booyahParticipantFree
Which FA outfielder? Dickerson?
Yeah I’ll admit it’s a little early to start benching guys but I’d say at least against righthanded starting pitchers Miller needs some run. Maybe even replace Edman in the lineup.August 18, 2020 at 11:27 am #135699
So, you would signed a free agent center fielder, bccran? That is new.August 18, 2020 at 11:38 am #135701
No, I actually probably would have signed Ozuna to a short term deal. Like Atlanta did. Tell him to bring his best deal back to us to match it or go a little better. His line right now is .253/.370/.494/.864. The guy was one of the reasons we made the final 4 last year.August 18, 2020 at 11:58 am #135704
If Bader is the fourth OF, then who is playing in center in between Ozuna and Fowler?August 18, 2020 at 4:07 pm #135710
Personal opinion, but I think O’Neill can play CF. He has the speed. Have a competition between he, Bader, and Thomas.
Or have Carlson in CF.August 18, 2020 at 4:24 pm #135711858booyahParticipantFree
O’Neill takes some odd approaches to some balls in LF. IDK he’d be anything but a temporary solution. They may actually play Fowler in CF some as well in that scenario.August 18, 2020 at 5:11 pm #135713
That’s fine to play Fowler in CF upon occasion.
My point again is that Ozuna was one of the top 3 producers in the lineup last year in HR, RBI, TB, etc. Goldy played in 161 games. DeJong in 159. Fowler in 150. Wong in 148. When he was in there, Ozuna was productive and an integral part of the lineup. A lineup that made it to the NLCS. And yet you let Atlanta sign him to a one year contract, when he wanted to stay in St. Louis? Why? To give unproven guys a chance? In a multi state Cardinal Nation that hopes for another Championship? Sure, feed the young guys in. But one at a time as they truly deserve it.August 18, 2020 at 5:29 pm #1357141982 willieParticipantFree
i think our outfielders are fine, especially the younger ones. I was never an ozuna fan but i appreciate defense more than most. As far as a free agent, it would have been a certain third baseman.August 18, 2020 at 5:51 pm #135717
Every contending team has at least one proven big bat in the OF. Who’s ours?August 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm #135720jj-cf-stlParticipantPaid - Annual
We have 5 losses and 3 belong to the pitching, imo. Hudsons first start, Martinez first start and Webb last night.
Two belong to the lineup. In the Ponce start the lineup was shutout. Vs Keuchel, Hudson pitched better but the lineup scored only 2 runs.August 18, 2020 at 7:56 pm #135725
My opinion re: Marcell – From his side I would have taken the $18M QO. From the Cards side, I would have done the same thing they did. But I have always felt O’Neill can play if you stay with him. Plus you have Carlson in the wings.
However, had we signed Ozuna for around the same deal as Atlanta I would have been okay. So all in all, not a big deal either way. I am glad O’Neill is getting a shot.August 18, 2020 at 8:01 pm #135726
Every contending team has at least one proven big bat in the OF. Who’s ours?
Who is that in Tampa Bay? Cleveland? Oakland? etc…
The grass is not always greener.
Also, the idea of playing O’Neill and Fowler at all, let alone in CF, is not what I recall you were saying all winter. It feels like you have retroactively adjusted your off-season plan based on who is hitting well now… 😉
(Based on the roster, your last preferred OF was Carlson, Dean and Ravelo. That would be breaking in THREE new guys.)August 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm #135735
Baez striking out on that pitch on the outside corner shows one of the changes in the game from the past. That was a pitch where with 2 strikes you keep your head down and focus on making contact, hitting that pitch to right field. Not everyone did that, but a lot of guys would. Now you mostly look to jack the pitch regardless of count or location.August 18, 2020 at 8:22 pm #135736
Oops, wrong thread on that post!August 18, 2020 at 8:22 pm #135737
Oops, wrong thread on that post!August 18, 2020 at 9:06 pm #135757
I’ve been very steady on needing a proven outfielder, BW. Ever since they went into the last off season. We don’t have any pop out there, except for maybe O’Neill.
You bring up Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Oakland. Let’s take Oakland first. How about Ramon Laureano. Take a look at his numbers last season, and also so far this season. No one close to that on the Cardinals. Indians? They can get away with it with 2 players who had home runs in the 30s and 2 with home runs in the 20s at other positions. The Cards don’t have that in the non outfield lineup. Not even close. I’ll give you Tampa Bay.August 18, 2020 at 9:50 pm #1357711982 willieParticipantFree
well bccran, you can get pop from other places, it doesnt have to be the outfield. There are nine spots if you count dh. Im fine with seeing where we need to go with all these outfielders. But im also a lifelong cardinal fan who doesnt get into the its a bust if we dont win it all. We had a great year last year, unseated the cubs which was the best thing we did. If we dont win big this year but we learn more about our players so we can have an even better 2021, ill be fine.August 18, 2020 at 9:52 pm #135772
I’ve been very steady on needing a proven outfielder, BW.
Yes, you have. But I did not question that. In fact, I specifically commented earlier that you continue to beat that drum.
However, that is not germane to the point of the other outfielders in the lineup, for whom it appears your allegiance has been shifting.
At least we have determined so far that no, in fact, not every contending team has a proven big bat in the OF. So there’s that. Of course, one could emerge if one looks forward rather than backward. Some think Dylan Carlson could become that. Others see it in Tyler O’Neill.August 19, 2020 at 5:06 am #135796TexasCardParticipantFree
The Cardinals main problem isn’t the outfield it’s the corner infield spot at third base. They haven’t had a legitimate third baseman in 13 years with the lone and very short lived stint by David Freese. Scott Rolen was the last threat they had there. Carpenter is a defensive liability there and his bat hasn’t been a threat in some time. They used to have guys like Pujols and Rolen. Now they trot out there Goldy and a utility player playing for the league minimum and you get what you pay for which in this case not much. The outfield has promise the future at third is still in the minors or on another team.August 19, 2020 at 7:09 am #135799
We have some high ceiling guys at 3B, coming through the mid system but the OF is a different story. Montero and Gorman aren’t that far away. With the OF, what you see is pretty much what you’ve got for a number of years. Should have signed Ozuna.August 19, 2020 at 7:34 am #135801stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I think Montero ends up in the OF if he hits. Edman has the flexibility to play OF too.
Ozuna is an average player who is overpaid. We wasted two pretty good starting pitchers to trade for him. He’s better than Fowler but I’d rather have O’Neill, Thomas and Carlson.
I’ll also add that Ozuna could have taken the QO and stayed. He got a whopping 200K more to sign with Atlanta. His draft pick was used to draft Alec Burleson, who I’m not excited about, but the slot money allowed them to sign guys like Winn and Bedell, who I am excited about, to overslot deals.August 19, 2020 at 7:40 am #135803
With the OF, what you see is pretty much what you’ve got for a number of years. Should have signed Ozuna.
Don’t you see the fallacy in your own statement?
The team cannot get help in the outfield for years into the future via trade or free agency. They are stuck.
So they should have resigned the guy they got two years ago in trade.
(Further, the guy they got in trade a year ago is their best hitter right now.)
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