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    Come on…. ’22 was an exciting season for us. The Cards overtook MIL after the AS game, Goldschmidt looked like a shoo-in for MVP, Pujols rallied the troops when we needed it, Wainwright was pitching like an ace for a good part of the season, Quintana and Montgomery added a lot of consistency to the rotation, we got some excitement from rookies (Nootbaar-Donovan-Yepes) who seemed to instill an upbeat atmosphere. So when we look back at this season when spring training rolls around it should be with a positive feeling.

    It is so obvious that a premier catcher is at the top of the “needs” list. Get Arenado, Quitana and Wainwright back, see what Flaherty Carlson and O’Neill look like. Then there’s the young guys to reevaluate. Sort out the rotation to see if we really need to add a #1 because he might already be within the organization. Just have the FO he get us a catcher and we’re ready to go.

    So we had one bad inning and the middle of the lineup let us down plus we were soundly out-managed which is also something the FO will need to deal with. IMO Marmol doesn’t have what it takes to be a good skipper. He was crazy bad the last two days.

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    CARDINALS ANALYSIS Sometimes Baseball Happens
    Baseball happened in the Game 1 loss to the Phillies. By J. P. Hill

    Anything can happen in this game. Its baseball and that’s why we watch. Mets lost at home 7-1…. no one saw that coming. I was kind of surprised to see so many Cards fans leaving early. We had a chance to tie it in the ninth. WTH
    I had enough of reading about Game 1… looking forward to watching Game 2 tonight.

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    IMO…..A bullpen start might be the wisest choice. You can’t let them get rusty. Marmol will have to figure out how to filter them into this 3 game set. Running Hudson or Liberatore out to start won’t help anyone.

    in reply to: Outfield Situation #202844
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    Who believes O’Neill will be ready for the post season? Not me. Hamstring injuries are always iffy, especially since he has tweaked it twice already.

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    Like always…. the team that gets hot the most for the play-offs/WS wins it all. FanGraphs= Cards 3.1% to win the WS. The percentages will change daily from here on in. We could do it.

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    Let’s hope that Oviedo doesn’t outpitch Flaherty…. no matter how much he’d like to. If Flaherty shows some sound effectiveness in his last two starts it would make our odds a whole lot better.

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    Oliver…. not wrong at all. I like other Cardinals also and I don’t put Edman ahead of the most productive players on the team…. just saying he’s up among some of the best overall. The comment was meant to educate the naysayers.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #201725
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    I don’t see why the organization is still sending Garrett Williams out to start for Memphis. When he does it amounts to a bullpen game and he is 0-7 with a 7.63 ERA. Wouldn’t be more sensible to send up Leahy or even Graceffo to AAA. Both had poor starts in August but are pitching very well in September. Getting either one a start or two would seem to be more beneficial. Its not like the Redbird’s games are meaningful at this point.

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    I didn’t know exactly where to drop this so I put it here. For all the Edman fans who have to defend a few of the non-members of the Eddie fan club, (you know who the major suspect is) here is some ammo for the defense.

    Blake Newberry…. VLB.

    If you feel you don’t have to defend yourself from those that want to trade away or underrate Edamn read it anyway… its a good piece. And those that doubt Eddie’s value to this team you need to read this.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2022/9/20/23361771/how-tommy-edman-became-a-star

    in reply to: Yadis replacement #201290
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    BOS DFAed Kevin Plawecki…. 35th pick in 2012. Possibly some good value there. He just might be having a bad season because he usually hits better than .215. He could be of use if Kizner goes in a trade for a top-notch catcher.

    in reply to: Outfield Situation #199969
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    Although Walker has a great arm he is a defensive liability with his glove in the OF and at 3B. FO may consider him a DH only. Also Burleson is slow in the OF and that’s another defensive hindrance.

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    O’Neill’s walk was a huge factor in the inning. He was down 0-2 and very patiently waited for his pitch that never came. A remarkable comeback that I’ll remember till I’m done… especially because Edman hit an 0-0 pitch high and outside and won the game for us.

    I’m very pumped up about this team. And now enter Burleson.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #199727
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    He scored his first run today as he was on first via BB and then Molina left the yard.

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    Rats… you failed to mention that the walk-off homer was a 457ft winner by Grichuk.

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    After taking an o-fer against the Nats RHPs yesterday, Pujols’ season OPS against RHP is down to .609. Marmol needs to stop playing him against RHPs.

    You’re probably right but then let’s not forget why pujols is a Cardinal again…. the fans want to see him play. Some spend a lot of dough and travel a great distance maybe once/twice a season. Missing a chance to see ap would be a royal bummer for them. FO knows it, Marmol knows it and we know it. Just saying.

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    Thanks Rats… how could the biggest Maris fan this side of the Mississippi make that miscue? 61 in 61!!!

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 30-Sept 3 #199226
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    I think it was Fri. or Sat. Yepez took the collar and Ked three times. He was ejected after his last AB. Maybe some frustration? Free Yepez.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #199222
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    I must have read the league’s qualifications wrong. Thanks for the correction BW.

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    And you know Albert didn’t cheat, how? Because he is a Cardinal?

    And McGwire???

    Maris’ 60 is still the the HR record standard as far as I’m concerned.

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    We’ve all been waiting to see if Flaherty can be an image of his former self ’cause if he is…. that will elevate the Cards even higher among the MLB’s elite. Four super starters going into the play-offs should have the other playoff teams shying away from having to play them…. even the LAD.

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 30-Sept 3 #199214
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    With all due respect…. IMO Burleson should stay at AAA and then go to AFL so that he goes into ’23 spring training with a positive attitude instead of being seen in STL as a bench warmer and getting little chance of showing what he’s got. Its all about attitude with these young players. Anyway I hate riding on merry go rounds.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #199207
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    It looks like two affiliates will make the play-offs. Palm Beach is almost 100% in and Springfield has a very good shot. The S-Cards are 1 game ahead of Arkansas for 2nd place (top two from each division qualify).

    Spfd has two series left one against San Antonio at home and the other is a road trip to Tulsa while ARK has to play at Amarillo and a series at home vs. Corpus Christi. A little more excitement to follow closely before the Cards start their play-offs.

    Memphis is not going to make the play-offs which is probably a good thing since there will be no concerns about player movements to and from STL.

    in reply to: 2022 Players and Pitchers of the Month #198691
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    Though their ERAs were among the “highest” of a very good group, starters Jose Davila (Palm Beach) and Zane Mills (Peoria) still registered stellar ERAs under 2.00.

    These are the two that I was looking at for Aug. But if I had to pick one…. it would be Baker.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #198690
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    September 1st, 2022
    Will Leitch

    Here is every team’s most underappreciated player

    Nationals: Lane Thomas, LF
    The Nationals have so many needs that just simply having a league-average hitting outfielder feels like a victory. Thomas is that, anyway. And they got him for Jon Lester!

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    How Cardinals’ Tommy Edman became a defensive metrics darling and ‘the most valuable defender in baseball’
    Author Ryan Fagan the Sporting News

    ://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/cardinals-defensive-metrics-tommy-edman-most-valuable-defender/fmlhx29gi71pgr2xtrxy2xzl

    Edman’s value is highest with the Cards. I know at least one contributor that still doubts that.

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