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Hell I’m not conceding any away to the Cubs. Some talk about CHC as if the walk on water in Wrigley. They’ll be the ones hitting the links in Oct.
Being in a divisional race will likely cut down on the playing time and attention that the additions will get. Since Memphis won’t be making the play-offs I’d have to say we will be seeing Ponce-Cabrera-Gomber* Knizner-Ravelo-Sosa-Urias-Bader-O’Neill*-Leone-Williams-AGarcia. (* = if healthy).
Woodford is not on the 40-man roster.
I can’t understand why so many here still feel that the Cubs will hands-down win the division. Any one of the top three teams can get hot and take the NLC going away. When a team is hot home/away and who is on the schedule doesn’t seem to matter.
The Cubs aren’t that good. GO CARDS…. slam that Brew Crew right into the ground.
Paul Ivice mentioned Jeckyll/Hyde in his report on the GCL-Cards. But the real Jeckyll/Hyde is pitching in the Memphis bullpen. JCruz is back on top of his roller coaster season that saw him slip down in May and June then start to climb back up on the rail.
Check out these monthly stats that he has gone through:
April- ERA 0.00—WHIP 0.60— OBA— .095
May– ERA 12.75—WHIP 2.33— OBA— .306
June- ERA 10.32—WHIP 2.03— OBA— .304
July- ERA 4.09—WHIP 1.55— OBA— .243
Aug— ERA 1.00—WHIP 1.33— OBA— .212
Whatever was bothering him during 5/6 to 6/26 has been corrected. Since 6/26 he only had one blip on 7/20 but he remains sharp again.
Alex Fagalde may have come back too soon from his IL stint from 7/16 to 7/27. Before being put on the IL he made 5 starts for Springfield and his Game Scores averaged = 66.6. Since returning he’s had another 5 starts and GS averaged 45.0.
I don’t remember if it was mentioned here but Brandon Donovan was the Midwest League’s Player of the month for July in which he hit .390.
Carlson leads off…. Arozarena second.
Forget about the shipwreck in Chicago and those milquetoast Milwaukee Brewers. They ain’t that good. We have the best chance of winning the NLC.
With the way pitching staffs are handled these days, relievers wind up with a lot of Ws. Our bullpen has at least two dozen. Ws/Ls don’t mean as much anymore anyway, QSs and WHIP are better gauges of success for starters.
Mikolas is having the type of season that I expected. He may revert back to ’18 next season.
Without a doubt today has to be a W. GO CARDS!
I’ve got to agree with Mud. On our list here, it would appear, that there are prospects on the wish list that should be in the top-50. But after #40 its really one’s opinion so it becomes highly objective. This is the norm of the TCN list… to include some teenagers. Hopefully they will climb the ladder next season.
Johnson City presently has a few prospects deserving of a ranking. GCL-Cards, outside of Hereida, doesn’t have much to select from. The Gulf-Birds are noticeably worse than last season. That will effect the other Rookie league teams going forward. We will surely need the DSLers this season to work out better in ’20.
Let’s see it was the end of May and this place reeked of negativity. Now the Cards are at the top of NLC and I’m surprised there’s less “positivity” than would be expected. First place, guys. Join in the fun, its going to be a great 6 weeks of baseball ahead of us. Whoop it up.
Last night was not a normal Cardinal performance: Fowler-Goldschmidt-Ozuna-Edman and Wong = 15 hits. Things are happening and starting to looking up. Memories of the powerhouse days.
Somehow the Cards will win this thing… let the Cubs and Brewers battle it out for a play-off spot.
The Cubs have to be stinging today. Two walk-offs against them on consecutive nights. Last night, the CHC went ahead 2-1 in the eighth and then walked home the tying run which was followed by a seeing eye single to win it for PIT. That must really smart.
To make it worse they must have been looking at the out-of-town scoreboard and seeing the Cards putting up crooked numbers. Good for them.
Da Cubs ain’t that good.
Yeah… I think that Edman tells Shildt when and where he plays and where he hits in the order like Molina does. Damn rookies. I guess he figures that he’ll get better.
Fowler has been productive this year.
Well, he is hitting above .150, but he is still not the great lead-off, gold glove center fielder that the FO built him up to be. He is basically sub-marginal… that’s what we got here.
FO office paid for filet mignon and got luncheon meat.
I’m done here … if you are waiting for Fowler to revert back to ’16 (the player we contracted for), give me a call when it happens.
Should then Carpenter play because of his contract and past performance and the hope that he will get better? How about Cecil (if we ever see him again). Same damn argument. At some point past performance peters out…. do do still play him because you have high hopes that he’ll get better. Fowler will never be what some folks here hope he will be again.
We lost games we could have won last year because the FO said that Fowler had to play. Try being realistic. If a rookie came up and played at that level (maybe you forgot how poorly Fowler played). He’d be back where he came from, tout suite. No hoping that he’d get better.
I like to follow the younger guys that we have traded for always hoping that they work out and pay some dividends. Shoot me for trying to give the guy some credit.
there was hope that he would hit better last year, as well. Just because he didn’t doesn’t mean he couldn’t.
I guess you could say the same of any player that had one good season. C’mon running Fowler out there everyday must have embarrassed him as well as Mozeliak. “Hope he would hit better” never came into play Fowler was experiencing one of the greatest fall-offs that I can remember. And don’t forget that contract of his.
ps… Forsch, I know that you’ve been around the block. Heck your name would suggest that.
The team is not going to continue to put someone on the field that has no hope of producing.
Forschy are you a new Cards fan because you may have missed last season. Brutally agonizing.
Yepez has made it to AA. I’m very interested how he’ll produce there. He has been climbing up all season after a disappointing ’18. He is the guy we got for Matt Adams and the verdict is still out on this one.
August 15, 2019 1B Juan Yepez assigned to Springfield Cardinals from Palm Beach Cardinals.
July 5, 2019 1B Juan Yepez assigned to Palm Beach Cardinals from Peoria Chiefs.
June 3, 2019 1B Juan Yepez assigned to Peoria Chiefs from State College Spikes.
April 3, 2019 1B Juan Yepez assigned to State College Spikes from Palm Beach Cardinals.
With Arozarena being added to the list of the young outfielders at our disposal and Carlson now one step away from St. Louis I hope to see a 100% turnover in the opening day starting outfielders in 2020. Ozuna will see the signs and move on. Let’s hope the FO can see the same signs.
PADS… Fowler = (5-36 .156) 10 days prior to the 10 game streak you pointed out in
. He’s not Lou Brock as you dream of him to be. I want to see him improve in the next month and a half and when he reaches the point of playing equal to what he’s paid then post his incredible numbers. Its only because he had a mind-blowing 2018 that people seem to think he’s much better now. He’s a marginal MLBer.
I didn’t mean to get into some thoughts of 2020 but rather to point out how valuable Wainwright has been for us in 2019.
We are in a division title race that should prove to be exciting. Da Cubs ain’t all what they are made out to be. And either are we… we’ll be better. Yadi is back and Arozarena could be a spark that pulls this team together. The bench will be improved when JMart comes back. However, either Lane or Edman goes back to Memphis… both will need regular playing time by then.
We’re gonna win the NLC because some unknown player as of now will step up and take us on a ride to glory.
Let’s face it, most of us were wrong in March when the talk was about Wainwright being able to get it done throughout the long season. Sure there’s been ups and downs but AW has taken the pill every time his spot has come up in the rotation, as well as Mikolas and Flaherty (Hudson missed one start early on due to an off day and a rainout on 4/4). To date no ILs and he has won some important games for us.
We also questioned Wacha and that chatter was 50/50 as Wacha has struggled through ’19. Wainwright has proven that his deal for ’19 was insightful on his part. His a warrior. And that will bring up the subject of his plans for ’20. Let’s see what and how he feels in the Spring. I think he goes for it.
The Cards will be looking for pitching next season as Wacha will most likely be gone so they might be looking at Wainwright as a solution to hold down a back of the rotation spot. I’m thinking that if ’20 means him going to the bullpen he probably won’t be interested.
ps… PonceDL has had three great starts since being sent back to Memphis and his name should come up when the ’20 spring training rotation starts to firm up. Gomber hasn’t pitched since 5/13 but hopefully will be back healthy next season.
Each MLB Team’s Worst Bang-for-Your-Buck Star in 2019
AUGUST 16, 2019
As we head into the dog days of summer and toward the MLB stretch run, it’s as good a time as any to examine every team’s worst bang-for-your-buck star.
This isn’t an exact science. But we’ll consider each player’s 2019 salary (per Spotrac) versus the WAR he provides (by FanGraphs’ calculation) and add a dollop of subjectivity.
In some cases, we’ll stretch the definition of “star.” In other cases, we’ll call out admittedly valuable players who nonetheless are vastly overpaid.
Yeah, I thought so too. But it isn’t Fowler or Carpenter that made the list for the Cardinals… rather its “short pants” Molina.
ps… there’s a bunch of characters on this list. The Cards aren’t the only team that has given out rotten contracts and extensions.
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‘Cause Mo says so.
That’s interesting Euro…. but they still have to play the games.