May 19, 2022 at 4:25 pm #185638Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - AnnualMay 19, 2022 at 4:29 pm #185640
Holy cow. Obviously there will be players going the other way. And a defensive shuffle involving Edman.May 19, 2022 at 4:29 pm #185641
So I’m assuming edman will be at short. He could play left though I don’t feel edman is good in the outfield. Yepez in left maybe like today though he’s iffy as well. We will see how it is works out. Our relief pitching is as much a issue in my opinion. We scored 6 to uns today, should win you most ball games.May 19, 2022 at 4:32 pm #185642Brian WaltonKeymasterPaid - Annual
Derrick has the scoop. For those wondering, this seems to have been in the works, rather than a knee jerk reaction by the #stlcards. Liberatore was replaced as Memphis' starter last night by Jake Woodford. The lefty's rested with his last game one week ago today, Thursday May 12. https://t.co/l1dJWK0tJL
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) May 19, 2022May 19, 2022 at 4:33 pm #185644
Yea wondering who goes. Donovan has been doing good, don’t see yepez going. Maybe O’Neil. I don’t know. Seems like a lot of panicking. It’s not like we are losing to scrub teams. Plus as long as they have Albert as a coach, I’m not sure it matters.May 19, 2022 at 4:35 pm #185645
Is liberatore doing that good in the minors. I’ll take him over Hicks right now. Though I still think Woodford should be up hereMay 19, 2022 at 4:36 pm #185646
At least it’s the game I’ll be able to watch.May 19, 2022 at 4:36 pm #185647
I think the 40 man is full, so two slots need to be opened up.May 19, 2022 at 4:37 pm #185648
Well we can send McFarland out, that would clear up a space.May 19, 2022 at 5:22 pm #185652
O’Niell to DL with “shoulder impingement”May 19, 2022 at 5:24 pm #185653
That’s handyMay 19, 2022 at 5:33 pm #185655Bob ReedParticipantFree
Can they call up the Memphis manager and put Marmol on the Disabled List for brain freeze?
The team could use a shakeup, but really they just need to put the best players on the roster, and use the roster in an intelligent fashion. In other words bring back Woodford and keep him stretched out, pitching multiple innings in meaningful situations; send Hicks down to be a starter in AAA and improve his stamina/skillset; stop letting Albert Pujols face more righties than lefties; and don’t play guys at positions that are significantly beyond their defensive capabilities — no Donovan at shortstop and no Yepez in the outfield.
You are welcome. 😉May 19, 2022 at 5:39 pm #185656
I thought maybe they’d go Wainwright route and have Liberatore work as another LH in the pen. But if he’s starting then you’d think Hicks is moving back to the pen. But 2 40 man spots are going to needed opened up. I’d think it’s going to be something like
Edman SS (S)
Donovan 2B (L)
Goldschmidt 1B (R)
Arenado 3B (R)
Yepez LF (R)
Gorman DH (L)
Carlson RF (S)
Molina/Knizner C (R)
Bader CF (R)
Sosa, Pujols, Dickerson, Knizner/Molina
They could leave Edman at 2B, but if they are making the move might as well go ahead and move him to SS and give Gorman some time at 2B in my opinion.May 19, 2022 at 5:47 pm #185658sjeff70ParticipantFree
I guess they saw all they needed from PDJ in the minors. They’ve made so many bad decisions in the past, it takes Mo forever to make decisions. He has to play everything out so he can’t be blamed for anything by the media. It seems like it would be easier if DeWitt would just hire someone better qualified to run his business.
The bullpen hasn’t been good since the 80s in my opinion, so it’s easy to select 1 or 2 from there to go down.May 19, 2022 at 5:51 pm #185660
Could they be thinking to DFA DeJong to open a 40 man spot? If someone claims him then thank you, most likely wouldn’t and he’s in the same spot.May 19, 2022 at 6:55 pm #185664858booyahParticipantFree
They still need to make a 40 man move. Honestly it could be anyone at this point. You could even put a couple guys on the current roster on that list.May 19, 2022 at 6:56 pm #185665
Matz should have thrown Tuesday and Saturday, but he and Mikolas both threw in the Wednesday double-header.
So we don’t have a regular rest SP’r for Saturday and Libby gets the call up.
Now we can make our own evaluation of Gormans 2B D.May 19, 2022 at 7:03 pm #185666
The dream move: cut PDJ and promote Walker to AAA.May 19, 2022 at 7:16 pm #185667TexasCardParticipantFree
My letter and prayers were answered. No more, hopefully, waste of time starts for Hicks. Its Liberatore time.
I also like the move for the young man Gorman. He’s ready as well.
This is a good day!May 19, 2022 at 7:24 pm #185668
O’Neill to the IL opens a slot on the active roster for Gorman, but he still needs a slot on the 40 man. And then something will have to happen when O’Neill comes off the IL.
Before Liberatore’s start he will need a slot on both the active and 40 man rosters.
So the worm will be turning.May 19, 2022 at 7:32 pm #185669
MLBTR reports Flaherty to the 60day, so there’s one 40man spot.May 19, 2022 at 7:43 pm #185671
I’ll guess Zeuch gets DFA’d for the other 40man spot and Naughton demoted.May 19, 2022 at 7:58 pm #185672
Very likely with Zeuch. He’s been lit up this year, hasn’t even thrown in awhile, and AAA has about 18 pitchers on the roster.May 19, 2022 at 8:07 pm #185673PugsleyAddamsParticipantPaid - Annual
Even though he’s been absolutely terrible this year, I feel bad for O’Neill, as he was reportedly right on the verge of signing that lucrative extension coming out of spring training……and now this. This series in Pittsburgh, with the poor opposition and light crowds, is a nice comforting way for breaking Gorman and Libby in. Gorman will probably go 2-20 to start his ML career, but then start bopping the dingers. Even though Libby has had his struggles, I have a gut feeling that he’s going to pitch a dandy this Sunday. The Cardinal brass has to be bullish with their ’22 call-ups thus far, with the stellar play of Pez and Donovan. Gorman and Libby……and others may be on the way. We must of been one of the older teams on paper coming into this year. April of 2023 should be considerably different for our Redbirds.May 19, 2022 at 8:16 pm #185674stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
I’m glad to see the two youngsters getting a chance. As childhood friends, it’s probably gonna be a dream come true!
I’m not expecting fireworks from either…in fact, I suspect both struggle a little bit but the time here will be worth it. They are two guys we need to be solid to stars for the next 6 years.
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