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  • in reply to: PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A PAID SCOUT SUBSCRIBER #28166
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    Just cancelled my Scout subscription and re-upped here. I used paypal and it was a snap. Thanks Brian!!!

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #95: Cards at Mets: Thu July 20 #28157
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    This team is flat, this team is boring, this team make too many little league mistakes, this team has little hustle, stick a fork in them…. this team is going nowhere fast. If it wasn’t for Pham, DeJong, Wacha and Lynn this team would have no pulse and pronounced d.o.a.
    Sorry, just being real…. long-time Cards fan here.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28151
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    Does anyone have any more info on the Luis Bandes injury? He hurt his leg running to first two nights ago.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #28066
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    C’mon….. 23 is the average for the Adv-A league. Helsley, Jones, JeMartinez and now O’Reilly were all born in !994. AND we’ll see how high Young can climb before he’s 24 in May’18. I know he doesn’t project as an MLB starter but last year at this time he was working hard at State College.

    Kyle Reis at the REDBIRD DAILY has him at #28. Perhaps you don’t see hard work and no-nonsense focus as “potential”.
    ps. his hitting is improving as I write this. Check it out. Oh, and I see that O’Reilly (age 24) had no problem showing up at #32 on your list from being omitted in MAY.
    pss. I’m not a paid advocate for AY…. just stating some facts and having some enjoyment as I follow the organization this season.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28064
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    The big news is that Mike O’Reilly was kicked up to Palm Beach and joins Hicks, who made his 1st start there on July 12th. It’s safe to assume that O’Reilly will join the BeachBirds rotation which recently lost both Woodfood and DGonzalez. I’m guessing O’Reilly will start on Saturday at Lakeland.

    O’Reilly started 12 games for Peoria. His 1st start came on May 9th after three relief appearances for the Chiefs and he has never looked back. MO has stunned nearly everyone in the organization. The 5′-11″ righty is clearly the surprise package of ’17…. even more so than Mercado’s revival.His Game Scores have been consistently outstanding with only one hiccup on June 13th.

    The other news is that Grichuk has begun his rehab at Springfield last night going 1-4 HR, 3RBI and 2K.
    Maybe he can see(pun) the same eye doctor that fixed Tommie Pham’s eyes. Pham has turned into a dynamo since he somehow got improved vision. At the end of ’16 he was a mess and Matheny wouldn’t even use him to PH. He has to be right behind Mercado as another stunner in ’17.

    There was a lot of bad pitching starts last night throughout the organization, so the starter of the day belongs to Winston Nicasio down at the GCL-Cards. It was his third start… the first two were total duds.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28054
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    Thanks Derek….. I would appreciate any other info you have on DLers (DGonzalez- Woodford- Spitz- Kilichowski- JPerez- as it is always hard to find.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #93: Cards at Mets: Tue July 18 #27971
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    pads…..
    Who is the sixth starter? AlReyes?
    IMO Gallen is right behind Weaver and Flaherty. He’s more consistent than Hudson. I don’t like the idea of making relievers out of starters (ex.Lynn). There may be some instances where it’s the correct thing to try. I think they lose their value. There will most likely be a couple of the starters that will be used to acquire position players that we need. We seem to have a number of P prospects exceeding expectations. I also feel that after the Peoria bunch the starting pitching drops off quite a bit, so we need to make sure that we’re holding on to the right guys.

    Realistically, so much will change before opening day ’18. But it’s good you’ve made a plan to work with.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27968
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    Springfield has reeled of 6 in a row…. allowing just 7 runs (3 last night). Gallen-Hudson-Gomber-Alcantara-Ellis provide them with solid early on innings. (Pearce just moved up to Memphis.)
    When Sierra returns, he’ll join Mercado and Arozarena in the OF… nice trio.
    Knizner has been raking lately and the INF of Seferina-Edman-Nagowski-Wilson are all performing well.
    This is a team with Alvarez and Sosa on the DL.

    State College is starting to get some decent pitching now, but the bottom 2 rookie team’s pitching are disasters. Much different than last season.

    in reply to: Giancarlo Stanton thread #27952
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    You can close out the Martinez thread…. and I hope we can do the same with Stanton soon.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #93: Cards at Mets: Tue July 18 #27950
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    Mets announcers kept complaining about the time spent on the Gyorko replay. MLB wants to speed up the game and institutes the one thing that causes 10-15 minutes of nothingness. Two grown men standing around with wires and etc. up their a$$e$ looking like fools. I HATE REPLAY!!!! Play the game.

    Teams get 1/2 the calls in favor and 1/2 against…. in the long run it all works out it’s the nature of the game. The umpires would make sure of that. Maybe only use it in the post-season.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27907
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    RE: YOUNG. Yeah, well let’s remember it is Palm Beach and he finished ’16 at State College and it took him some time to get going at Peoria earlier this season.

    Of those drafted earlier than Young that he has surpassed level-wise 22 were college draftees (as he was), 5 were HS draftees (6 were unsigned). There are only 4 draftees from ’16 at a higher level than Young…..:Hudson 1st rd.- Gallen 3rd- Edman 6th- Knizner 7th. Two are teammates at PB Jones 2nd- Billings 13th. Young was drafted in the 37th rd!

    Sometimes folks are turned off by lower round draft picks despite them actually finding success. It’s that all important perceived potential that clouds their viewpoint.

    Sorry for the dup. I tried to delete the previous posting of this comment.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27905
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    RE: YOUNG. Yeah, well let’s remember it is Palm Beach and he finished ’16 at State College and it took him some time to get going at Peoria earlier this season.

    Of those drafted earlier than Young (6 were unsigned) that he has surpassed level-wise 22 were college draftees (as he was), 5 were HS draftees. There are only 4 draftees from ’16 at a higher level:Hudson 1st rd.- Gallen 3rd- Edman 6th- Knizner 7th. Two are teammates at PB Jones 2nd- Billings 13th. Young came on board in the 37th rd!

    Sometimes folks are turned off by lower round draft picks despite them actually finding success. It’s that all important perceived potential that clouds their viewpoint.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27814
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    (hand raised) BW, would Andy Young have made your top-60 list? Wait…. what? I double checked your top-50…… no Young. I know that there will be some explanation.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27813
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    I think that he doesn’t have his head 100% in baseball mode. Some of it is back home with his Mom. I guess it can’t be helped. Maybe it’s hard to play the game you love when there’s misery back at the homestead. Just guessing.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27812
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    Matt Pearce to Memphis from Springfield.

    Starters:
    Flaherty
    MGonzales
    Weaver
    Gant
    Mayers
    Zeid
    Pearce
    ArReyes (rehab) back soon
    and Gallen a call away at Springfield.

    Seems like there might be something in the wind.

    Memphis is 14-2 in last 16 games. The pitching has been superior and Memphis is the class of the Pacific Coast League. Our AAA team hasn’t been so good since the Louisville Cards. It’s not outlandish to say that three or four of those arms could be pitching in the majors.
    This may be a good time to switch ArReyes over to the bullpen. He’s a good AAA pitcher but when he was on the DL a few guys whizzed right by him. There’s little chance of him ever seeing St Louis except some very good innings in the Redbird pen.

    Hudson has been the steadiest of the starters at Springfield.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #92: Cards at Mets: Mon July 17 #27807
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    I find it surprising that not more is said of the success of DeJong.

    Another thing…. If someone told you last season that the STL of would consist of Fowler, Pham, Sierra and Martinez, you would of called him a loony.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Sun Jul 16 #27806
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    MLB’s list is dated… they haven’t been able to catch-up with Gallen’s progress. That list has…. I counted 5 or 6 that presently don’t belong there anymore. And there’s probably 9 or 10 that do belong.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27802
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    Card25…. I agree with most of what you’ve said but I think the Cards have had their share of prospects becoming better than their projections. Lynn, the early years of Wacha, Martinez even Molina are some examples . I am very high on DeJong…. more than most. I’ll admit that I overrate some prospects just because I’m a Cards fan, but I try to stay realistic. I think that the organizations feels that if you stockpile a lot of solid arms chances are that a few will become MLBers… and really that’s all you need.

    Right now I’m very impressed with the rotations at the full-season teams. I just went through the yearly draft picks to see who actually made the big-league team and who has progressed quickly through the farm system. It’s interesting…. we got some goodin’s coming up. There’s some star power there.

    in reply to: TCN's monthly top 50 prospects #27702
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    Gomber had the organization’s best pitched game last night. He must have been snooping around these comments, and didn’t want to drop down to #30.
    ps.I’ve been quite busy the last few days… I have BW’s new list and will make some comments probably Monday.
    pps. Meracdo has shown up again on MLB’s top-30. He had fallen out of it for some time.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #27544
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    Cards ’19 OF = Bader-Arozarena-Sierra-Mercado-JAGarcia & bccran.

    in reply to: Grichuk to DL #27539
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    This is bad news to me. I’m a big Grichuk fan and hope he gets back soon with a more focused approach at the plate. It could happen. As far as Martinez being the one sent up as apposed to JAGarcia or Bader says something about going forward. He’s the fourth outfielder at Memphis.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #27527
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    Thej…. one of your best comments. The Cards have some problems going forward. A lot of the anxiety is being caused by us STILL being in this thing. My way of looking at this is that we should be looking at someone for the next 3 or 4 years but someone good enough to step in now.
    Giving up a bunch potential stars for someone that could help us for this season doesn’t make sense. With a less than 50% chance of winning this division and most of the starters having “off” years is a recipe for “wait til next year”. That was something some were thinking about right after the Cubs won the WS. They’ve fallen back to the pack because their players are having off years also. I’d rather have a decent farm system going into ’18 than to lose playing into October this season AND having a weakened system going forward. Long term contracts still frighten me.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Fri Jul 14 #27518
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    Chris Ellis is in line for his regular start…. is there a reason why he is in doubt?

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27449
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    On that Delvin Perez demotion. He’s gotten tons of bad ink over the whole situation. Most have the same bottom line for him…. you better do a 180* and start using some of the wonderful potential that you have. A great career awaits you, straighten out your priorities.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27448
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    I like the aggressive move the organization made sending Hicks up to Palm Beach. Jordan has been successful for most of his 20 years (21 in Sept). Less aggressive and more necessary was getting Anthony Shew up to Peoria to take Hicks’ spot. Shew will be 24 in Nov. and needs to make a climb sooner than later.

    I watched most of the AAA All Star game last nite (ps. I couldn’t care less about the MLB ASG). I just wanted to see some of the top rookies with my own eyes. Carson Kelly squeezed through a single to RF and Sherriff pitched 1/3 of an inning…. two highlites.

    I’d like to see Wilberto Rivera (8th rd.) (GCL) and Evan Guillory (23th rd.) (JC) get a shot to start. Both are 6′-3″ and fit the role.

    Super night for 5′-10″ Peoria ss Kramer Robertson (4th rd.). I hope we’ll see more of this from the leadoff hitter.

    One reason Memphis has been so successful in ’17 is the back end of their bullpen. Josh Lucas, Mark Montgomery and Ryan Sherriff have all been putting up terrific #s. Of course, the rotation ain’t too shabby either.

    This is the best AAA team we’ve had in a long time. There are many Redbirds ready for MLB now or being very close to ready…. solid prospects with top-notch credentials IMO.
    DeJong was fortunate to get a chance to prove himself due to several circumstances. The most important one being the sophomore jinx that has bitten Aledmys Diaz. I love Diaz but I had my concerns about him repeating his ’16 break-out. I think that advanced scouting caught up with him. He’ll be back…. but maybe not this season. DeJong’s ’17 breakout might make that extremely difficult and AD continues to struggle at AAA. His absence is a good-sized reason the Cards are where they are.

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