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    I had been keeping track of all the NL wild-card contending teams on paper and updating daily…. I threw it out. None of them can catch the Cards at this point.

    The return of Hudson and Flaherty comes at a time when the team is in extra high gear. I think that they should piggy-back Woodford’s spot in the rotation. Even if one is ready to make a return to the full-time rotation we damn well better win the wild-card game so that we have games to play. Maybe neither will be strong enough to make a full start…. but its just nice having them back to shake off the rust and then head into ’22 with our #1 and #2 ready to go.

    I’m going to pencil in Nootbaar in as #4 OFer for ’22. I’m thinking that he has nowhere to go but up. Right now is a great time for him to pick up some experience. I’d like to see he get some game starts. If Plummer also impresses at ST, the team could have some trade bait out there. Bader’s value has gone up quite a bit…. just saying. And Burleson is in the picture too.

    I was very impressed when the streak hit 10. Now the streak is erasing all the crap that we dealt with for 5 months.

    Can you imagine how the Reds, Padres and Phillies fans are feeling right now.

    14NyquisT
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    I posted this on another topic page but maybe it’s apropos to put it here.

    VEB had a good piece about the Edman 6-24-21 thoughts regarding his critique of the team’s performance.

    FILED UNDER:
    CARDINALS ANALYSIS
    “Four Critical Failures” Revisited: Have the Adjustments Worked?

    PRE-EDMAN —- POST-EDMAN
    Win% .480 —– .595
    wRC+ 84—— 106
    wOBA .291—– .326
    BA .225—– .257
    OBP .298—– .325
    SLUG% .373—- .432
    BB% 8.2—– 7.9
    K% 22.7—- 21.9
    fWAR 5.4—– 14.9

    Apparently things have improved.

    in reply to: Cardinals Odds and Projections #173321
    14NyquisT
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    VEB had a good piece about the Edman 6-24-21 thoughts regarding his critique of the team’s performance.

    FILED UNDER:
    CARDINALS ANALYSIS
    “Four Critical Failures” Revisited: Have the Adjustments Worked?

    PRE-EDMAN —- POST-EDMAN
    Win% .480 —– .595
    wRC+ 84—— 106
    wOBA .291—– .326
    BA .225—– .257
    OBP .298—– .325
    SLUG% .373—- .432
    BB% 8.2—– 7.9
    K% 22.7—- 21.9
    fWAR 5.4—– 14.9

    Apparently things have improved.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #172956
    14NyquisT
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    I would go along with bccran on the poll…. 1-30 since there is only 4 teams plus whoever qualifies on the Cardinal roster. We should agree on who is qualified beforehand.

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of Sept 13-19 #172773
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    Mack Chambers clutch double….. Cards lead it now.

    14NyquisT
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    This is the type of game we should have been winning all year. This season has been filled with some ups and some big disappointments that left the most die-hard fans tuning out on the team. No matter the outcome…. the Cards have comeback to make it interesting which is more than most expected. The next two weeks should have even the casual fans watching the scoreboards.

    Monday has:
    STL @ MIL
    ATL @ ARI
    CIN v PIT
    PHI v BAL
    SDP OFF…. v SF on Tue.
    We could use us some spoilers.

    14NyquisT
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    STL – 78-69 9g over
    ATL – 76-70 6g over
    CIN – 77-72 5g over
    PHI – 76-72 4g over
    SDP – 76-72 4g over

    I doubted that this could be the wild-card race on 9-19-21. The schedule favors the Reds and Phils and the Braves have an easier go than the Cards (SD = very tough) but they still have to play the games. We’re back baby!.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #172667
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    Nicky Dunn had a great night on Thursday. Have you noticed that he never goes too far North or South of .250?

    in reply to: Pitching Question #172666
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    bcc…. agree. Going with so many one inning relievers…. one always seems to have an off night. It happens time and time again. Like you say if a starter is in a groove leave him in.

    ps… this probably won’t happen…. its a new game now. A couple of times through the order and you’re done. Stat sheets predict when he will become ineffective…. even if he is giving a solid performance. There’s no more asking a pitcher if he is feeling strong because they already think they know.

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    Starters for SD = Fri unannounced – Sat Darvish – Sun Arrieta…… ESPN

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    Ponce may have questioned in his mind the two wild pitches that were very questionable and that Molina might have had a shot at them. Ponce was probably very upset about his performance and was blowing off some steam. The two “wild pitches” didn’t help his cause. Met’s commentator, our very own Keith Hernandez. made mention of the two WPs saying they could have been stopped by a younger Molina. Just saying.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #172520
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    Austin Love (3rd rd. 2021) was sent up to Palm Beach yesterday and pitched the third and fourth innings after McGreevy (1st rd. 2021) pitched the first two. Love is a very solid 6’3″ 230lbs. The Cards are being very careful with those two as they are always with young high draft pick rookie pitchers. It will be interesting to see them at Peoria next season.

    in reply to: Pitching Question #172244
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    I would not not call it pampering but rather being over protective(it sounds better). Those are very expensive and valuable arms out there. However I do miss the four-man rotations…. complete games and starters getting a W or L.

    I doubt we’ll never see anything like that ever again.

    (Now the relievers have more Ws and Ls than the starters.)

    14NyquisT
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    This is a quote from Cards Conclave:

    This Cardinals team is like a boomerang. We keep throwing their season out as over, but they keep coming right back in staying relevant and in the hunt for that last wild card spot.

    This a very weird season…. they’re up -they’re down. Like a boxer taking a beating but getting right back up. Or like a crowd leaving a ballpark early in the bottom of ninth with their home team down…. they hear big cheers and turn around to scamper back to their seats.

    The Card’s projected play-off chances are still low…. but we should all stay in there. Get up and get back in.

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    bcc…. do we have enough good prospects to fill out a top-50 list? Maybe it should be shortened to 30. like MLB does.

    in reply to: Reconfigure Busch Stadium #171933
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    Give the fans what they want…. more HRs and more game clips. This will add to the empty seats for STL games.

    in reply to: 2021 Rotation #171932
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    Our commander-in-chief will correct everything during the off-season. Expect the ’22 Cards to have a new look. The FO will tell us that we are going all in….. and some fans will believe HIM…. if he is still around.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #171856
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    With the release of McGovern there’s a spot open in the Springfield rotation. I don’t know if Pallante and or Pike are ready to come off the IL to replace him. Bretell and Black who were put into the rotation to eat innings can be replaced also.

    Peoria’s Lunn- Pereira and Gragg have been pitching well enough to advance. I think that there will be more changes soon.

    Vinsky’s departure just puts anther hole in the organization’s outfield situation at A+ and A is made up of young guys really struggling this season. Peoria and Palm Beach could use some bodies.

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    Bling you are spot on.

    Its sad and maddening to see what the franchise has become these days from the dysfunctional MLB unit right down through a truly dreadful minor league system. And from what we can see at least, ownership is fine with it.

    What will be different next season? The thing is that there is little hope of getting much help from the minors very soon and Mozeliak won’t be encouraged enough to put a better team on the field in ’22. The back of the bullpen right now is blowing any chance of STL crawling into the play-offs. This chatter here of the Cards starting a run “now” and then “now’ and another terrible defeat “now” is getting old fast. All hope seems to be dashed.

    To lose another game like this has to be so damaging to the clubhouse mojo. And Card fans seem to be walking away from the ’21 version of this team in droves… Arenado will be giving serious thought to doing the same. What else is there to say.?

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    As for the Cards…. mail it in….. they finish 3rd in the division and it has been very tough to be a Card’s fan this season. And it seems only the die-hards will show any interest the rest of the way. Absolutely a stunning end to the game. There’s no more air left to lose in the team’s ’21 balloon.

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    Bikemike wrote on page 1:

    As for Liberatore, no to him pitching in the bigs this year. Keep him on the farm and expect him to earn a rotation spot in the Spring.

    There’s no reason to do anything else. I’d be shocked to see Liberatore in Busch this season.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #171212
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    There’s a good piece of buzz from A.E. Schafer at VEB about some AAA players that have been making some noise recently. Good read for those interested in what we have in the pipeline.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2021/8/29/22647175/system-sundays-29th-august-2021-updating-some-hitters-of-note#comments

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 23-29 #171134
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    MLB has a stat in their split section as “late/close”. Now according to this stat Edman is batting .357. Oh yeah and he’s batting .303 in August. I vote we give him the brush off. On the other hand…. I can’t see him losing at-bats no matter how many games Gorman plays.

    in reply to: Jordan Hicks #171130
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    Hicks has been so mishandled that I am not counting on anything from him.

    I think that Jordan is on the “CMart list”…. out of sight…. out of mind.

    in reply to: 2021 Rotation #171129
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    bcc…. Ponce called…. he said that you left him off of your list and that he is a possibility.

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