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  • #231602
    Brian Walton
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    Paid - Annual

    #231618
    Cardinals27
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    Yet another curious roster move. Career 6.80 mlb era. Looks like a classic AAAA player. I guess Graceffo or Mcgreevy don’t seem ready. I would rather our prospects get a cup of coffee.

    #231619
    bccran
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    I don’t get bringing in (and up)
    these mediocre, older journeymen.

    #231620
    Oliver
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    I agree bccran, it is so stupid

    #231621
    Cardinals27
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    I can’t believe we have Mottar, Verhagen, Suarez, Naile, Lawrence, and even Naughton on our roster. What a joke.

    #231622
    Jnevel
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    27 – this is a business decision not a talent decision. Some part of it has got to be that they don’t want to see their prospects get beat up by talented major league players. They don’t want to wreck their confidence until they are more prepared. But the more important reason is twofold. One, bringing them up may start their major league service time early which reduces their value. Two, they would need to take up a 40-man roster spot and those are a premium at season’s end. A guy like Lawrence can and will be easily let go. And yes, we have a bunch of others in that same category now as well (Fermin, Naile, Suarez, etc.). But we need spots for Rule 5 guys and for free agents that we sign. And right now, by my math, we won’t be able to protect every single player I’d like to protect so there’s already some risk. Adding a guy like Graceffo or McGreevey gives us one less player we can protect or one less free agent we can sign. Masyn Winn is in the same boat.

    #231623
    blingboy
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    Lawrence is stretched out to do 4 or 5 innings, perfect for following Wainwright. But if that was the role, he wouldn’t have been added and brought up until Wainwright’s next start.

    He did opt out of a minor league contract somewhere and then signed one here. Maybe there was some kind of agreement about getting a call up.

    #231624
    Cardinals27
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    I would rather see prospects given a chance in low leverage situations than awful known commodities that have never been successful.

    #231625
    Jnevel
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    We all would rather see the prospects try their luck. Probably the team too, but if it doesn’t make business sense, then they won’t do it. The Cardinals are a business.

    #231666
    lrcardinal
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    Hi Brian, Any news on OF Elijah Cabell? MILB originally said he was released from Peoria on 7/24. His MILB player page says released, but the transactions page is now just blank for 7/24. he hasn’t played a game with Peoria since 7/15.

    #231668
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    Yes, that is confusing about Cabell. He has been released.

    #231708
    mudville
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    Jnevel – Your comment that the Cardinals are a business is incorrect. Baseball (Cardinals included) is not, functionally, a business, rather it is America’s pastime. If you are inclined to disagree, please submit indisputable evidence.

    #231921
    Brian Walton
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    Naile down, Zuniga up.

    #231923
    blingboy
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    They should have some better use for a AAA roster slot than Naile by now. But then, we just didn’t have anyone better to plug a hole in the St. Louis roster. The Buck Owens song, ‘Gloom, Despair and Agony’ keeps playing in my mind whenever I am thinking Cardinals.

    #232043
    14NyquisT
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    Dang Bling… now its going through my head.

    #232057
    gscottar
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    Paid - Annual

    #232233
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    Liberatore to IL, Jacob Barnes called up.

    #232236
    Mrperkins
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    I feel like if I look back to season stats in a few years I’m going to have a recurring theme of “I forgot that guy was even in the organization”. The frequency with which this happens seems directly connected to the frequency I am having grey hairs incorporate my head

    #232238
    blingboy
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    Ok, let’s see somebody spin this one.

    #232650
    cardsfan64
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    Free

    #232685
    cardsfan64
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    Free

    Made official now:

    #232687
    blingboy
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    If Sawyer ends up helping in STL that would be a find.

    #232693
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

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    VerHagen is back from the bereavement list with Naile returned to Memphis.

    #232989
    Brian Walton
    Keymaster

    Paid - Annual

    #233002
    blingboy
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    Assuming Victor Scott is manning CF in Memphis next year, it is hard to see both Palacios and Siani on their roster.

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