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  • in reply to: 2020 Spring Training #123574
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    Worst beard = Carpenter

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #123491
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    We are four games into the Grapefruit League portion of the season. Count me as one of those guys that don’t emphasize ST as a huge factor in the final decision-making…. especially now. The ever-present Mozeliak has so many other things to consider.

    in reply to: 2020 Spring Training Game(s) Thread #123486
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    MM3:

    My motto: You will never embarrass yourself if you hustle. I have to keep reminding myself that the line of command is owner-gm-Yadi-Shildt. But this has become the way of the game for veterans with big paycheck.

    Good motto. The rest is sadly true.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2020 #123484
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    Whether you like Goold or not the PD’s “Quick Hits” is always a provocative post the day after his Q&A sessions such as the one that BW just submitted. I never miss checking it out because if you like other’s opinions it is a good spot for just that and is available all year round.

    in reply to: What do they do with Tommy Edman if —— #123483
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    IMO this is an excellent story revealing the Tommy Edman 2019 season and how other incidents gave him the opportunity to make a surprise and successful appearance in STL as part of the team’s 2019 NLC championship run.

    It is by Skyricesq in today’s VEB site. This is a must read for those who see a lot of value in him and those that see him regressing in ’20. It has been a controversial topic for most of the hot stove period.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2020/2/25/21152291/cardinals-2020-player-preview-tommy-edman-sophomore-slump-or-star

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2020 #123481
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    This is in my opinion a very good shoot from the hip analysis of the depth the Card’s organization has at the corner INF spots. It’s a piece from today’s VEB written bystlcardsfan4.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2020/2/24/21150393/organization-depth-1b-and-of

    in reply to: 2020 Spring Training Game(s) Thread #123398
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    It is great to see all the young prospects in these early ST games. So far you have to like what you’re seeing. I’m glad to see Nogowski getting the start at 1st Base. He missed a chance to make a great play twice yesterday. Ravelo in LF today, hey it is still very early on and the Cards thrive on versatility. He started 34 games in left field last season for the Redbirds the same number of starts he had at 1B.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #123307
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    O’Neill will get every opportunity to become the regular LF. Hopefully he can add some power that the others don’t have to the middle of the lineup. Can you imagine a ROY season from him??? Just dreamin’. ’cause that would mean Carlson goes to RF to start.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2020 #123302
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    I have to copy their schedule from the screen right on to my affiliates calendar. No biggie I’m used to it.

    in reply to: Alex Reyes Update #123298
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    27…. and how. A reasonable person with the knowledge of Reyes’ pro-career would have to had diluted his potential and ability, hence the wild card. Anything we get out of him in ’20 will be welcomed. If he has a solid season he’ll back back on page one. Can’t say what will happen if he get hurt again or doesn’t show enough.

    in reply to: 2020 Spring Training Game(s) Thread #123296
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    Kru needed the DP ball.

    Following on Gameday. The local NY channel is showing the other half of the Mets split squad team at their home in PSL. Go figure.

    in reply to: Goldschmidt elbow soreness #123172
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    thejager…. agree…. if Goldschmidt is out for any length of time we will have a hole in the middle of the order that will resemble the Grand Canyon. Even with him there’s a big crater.

    I smell IL.

    in reply to: Baseball America Cardinals prospect rankings #122410
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    Cardinals Middle-infield draftees in the top 5 rounds:

    2016 – Perez 21yo (low-A PEO) SS – 1st round
    2017 – Robertson 25 (AA SPG) SS – 4th round
    …..- Kirtley 23 2B(AA SPG) – 5th round
    2018 – Gil 19 SS(ROOK) JC – 3rd round
    …..- Dunn 23 2B(adv-A) – 5th round
    2019 – none>>>>>>>>>Redmond 2B was the first Mid-IF taken… in Card’s 28th round.

    Gil is still a work in progress. The others have a lot more to prove to reach STL. It could happen.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122321
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    Honestly Brian I haven’t followed this mess as closely as others. I read Hochman’s piece but he didn’t draw any conclusions. That’s why I posted mostly questions to see if we had some more clarified answers since there are some here that are following it as it remains to unfold. There’s still a lot of questions to consider.

    Hochman insinuates that Albert knew what was going on. But I think that the FO should judge Albert on his performance here. What else could they do?

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122314
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    Hochman knows where he is going with this but didn’t mention any consequences for Albert. Honestly, what would have been the best thing to do for the players with integrity? That’s a toughie.

    Did the banging benefit Albert’s credentials? More importantly is…. how does our FO see this situation?

    This whole thing is becoming an onion.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122298
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    MM…. I saw your last comment. Didn’t realize that the first part was a quote and scared the heck out of me. I thought we lost you too and the revolt was spreading. Phew.

    Dude highlight the words that you want to quote and hit quote… it comes out as a quote and not your words. Less confusion.

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122297
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    BMiller in limited time actually led PHI in SLG and OPS. In ’19, 20 of his 40 hits were XBH including the 13 HRs.
    Since his “D” isn’t that good, does he qualify as a solid SS backup?
    2019 Games by Position: 2B (13) 3B (19) SS (1) LF (16) RF (1)

    Is it Ravelo on the ropes then since BMiller can also play in the OF? At 6’2″/215 is Miller a candidate to learn 1B? It could still be Sosa on the 26-man.

    I like the LHB with pop and he will add to the competition for the younger INF guys.

    ps. like the two lineups that STL-25 put up. Edman starting in both.

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    Agree 100% mud. Tewes was #29 two years ago and I thought we had a sleeper with a high ceiling.

    in reply to: Angel Rondon #122199
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    Rondon’s 2019 season was no fluke… he has consistently improved during his four Pro-seasons. (61 GS – 347 IP – 341 Ks – 119 BBs and a 1.20 WHIP) He is 22 years old and went from DSL to Springfield in those four years. He is still young and since the Memphis rotation is over-stocked, starting out in Springfield for ’20 won’t be a surprise. He still needs some work on his curve and changeup. He stands to be the first one up to AAA.

    If he does as well as his previous numbers there he’ll be on the doorstep of Busch in ’21

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122191
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    Boyer14, if you want to discuss a current topic, please use the existing discussion rather than starting so many new threads that are duplicates. Thank you.

    I agree with Brian Walton on this controversy. What is wrong with this comment? He is the keymaster and it is his duty to run the Forums as he sees fit… it is in his and the participants best interest to have the forums operate properly.

    Saying that I find that conversations within a topic often evolve into other sub-topics. At times I find it difficult to find an appropriate topic to place a comment. Sometimes I go back two and three topic pages to find a corresponding place to post a certain thought.

    I find Boyer14’s reply to be contrary to the spirit of the forums. It was my impression that he was very pleased to find The Cardinal Nation as an informative venue. So I found in hard to believe he would post such a derogatory comment. I advise him to cool off and rethink his attitude. I enjoy seeing new participants that become active posters. They usually add a fresh viewpoint which makes reading the forum more informative.

    in reply to: What do they do with Tommy Edman if —— #122183
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    Shildt also said and I believe Shildt will play the productive players which is what Edmans is coming into the season.

    Shildty doesn’t play the most productive players. I don’t know why some people even say that, and most people here know exactly who plays because of other circumstances.

    in reply to: What do they do with Tommy Edman if —— #122059
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    Good chat.

    in reply to: What do they do with Tommy Edman if —— #122058
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    Of course they know more. BUT as you say they are not infallible. Au contraire. Don’t make me point out a flaming example. They seem to have some extra patience with some. wink wink.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2020 #122057
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    If you agree that there will be a large void of middle infielders moving forward from our four lowest affiliates, doesn’t that concern you? It sure is part of the reason that our organization’s ranking is heading south. Its troubling.

    in reply to: What do they do with Tommy Edman if —— #122053
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    He is a switch-hitting, fast multi-positional player. Why would anybody not have a player like this in the lineup every day? The fact that anyone thinks Edman should not be an everyday player is just nuts.

    One of our fans’ opinion.

    when a number of national raters left him out of their top 30s entirely.

    Yeah, I wonder why the organization promoted him up to the big-team. Usually you go along with the FO’s decisions.

    Those national raters are so rarely wrong.

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