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  • in reply to: 2022 MLB All-Star Game #190938
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    Pugs… AP is there for show. Just like he is in STL. But you knew that.

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    These bats can’t stay cold any longer….. Cards win tonight behind Mikolas and take two of three from the Bums…. Liberatore- Wainwright- Hudson.
    As for the Brewers….. they hit the road for two at MIN and then 4 in SF. Those two teams will be waiting for them. They go 2 and 4.

    Ya just have to expect the unexpected.

    ps….. Where is Larry Jaster when you need him?

    in reply to: 2022 MLB All-Star Game #190848
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    . I have just never been terribly interested in events that celebrate the individual players over the teams, which is why I don’t get too worked up over the end of year awards either.

    I’m with you gscott…. 100%.

    in reply to: MLB’s most untouchable player by team #190270
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    Mozeliak won’t admit he made a mistake in hiring Marmol as his puppet manager. And Mo will never criticize him like Marmol openly does some players.

    The lack of superior defense is catching up to the Cards. O’Neill will help that but his hitting is what we need to see improved. The loss of Bader for possibly the rest of the season will be sorely missed.

    There is a couple of posters that nearly always put a negative spin on Edman…. you know at least one of them. He’s been down on Edman since Tommy stepped on the field in STL. Unrelenting and he’d be glad to see Edman go elsewhere.

    in reply to: Mo’s Retreads #189958
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    If you read this it will give you something to ponder while waiting for the game this evening.

    https://www.aol.com/sports/cardinals-never-going-bad-again-172453017.html

    in reply to: Pitching Injuries #189742
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    This is what the IL looks like today.

    PITCHERS
    Cabrera ? little to read about
    Flaherty TBD
    Hicks early July
    Matz July
    McFarland ?
    VerHagen TBD
    Reyes 6o day… maybe’23
    PLAYERS
    Molina happy in PR
    Bader TBD… could be a long time…. bum wheel
    Dickerson late July
    O’Neill Rehab next week

    Not all these guys will be back at once… but will dibble back. That’s a lot of roster moves to make. Any ideas how this all plays out? The who-s the when-s and the why-s.

    Milb-ers on the 40 man roster
    Liberatore next rotation spot?
    Pacheco
    Rondon
    Walsh
    Whitley first to go… lousy thus far.
    DeJong

    14NyquisT
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    This is what the IL looks like today.

    PITCHERS
    Cabrera ? little to read about
    Flaherty TBD
    Hicks early July
    Matz July
    McFarland ?
    VerHagen TBD
    Reyes 6o day… maybe’23
    PLAYERS
    Molina happy in PR
    Bader TBD… could be a long time…. bum wheel
    Dickerson late July
    O’Neill Rehab next week

    Not all these guys will be back at once… but will dibble back. That’s a lot of roster moves to make. Any ideas how this all plays out? The who-s the when-s and the why-s.

    Milb-ers on the 40 man roster
    Liberatore next rotation spot?
    Pacheco
    Rondon
    Walsh
    Whitley first to go… lousy thus far.
    DeJong

    in reply to: Potential Future Lineup #189736
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    I thought that Torres would break out this season (and said so here)…. not happening. He was bothered by early season injury and really hasn’t got going. He’ll be on my break out list for ’23….there’s a lot of talent there.

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    The June 30th off day gets us through to July with the 4 starters we’re left with. After that its 17 straight days with no open dates. Either Liberatore or Woodford needs to step on it…. this is a great opportunity dropped in one/both their laps. Oviedo needs to get down to Memphis to be stretched out. The IL has the pitching depth drying up.

    Those waiting for Matz to come back, good luck. He’ll be out for a while yet….. rehab.

    I guess the FO will force him in the rotation when he is healthy. You know the FO $$$ thing.

    in reply to: Potential Future Lineup #189461
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    Cards667 said

    Don’t get to far ahead of yourself. Things have a way of working themselves out, and way more prospects flame out than make it. Players age, get hurt and aren’t the same. The offense now is pretty darn good, just hope the pitching is helped. And you’ve got 2 guys in positions they’ve yet to play an inning at.

    This is the most sensible way to approach this topic.

    It will be fun to check back here about a year from now to see who has the best magic-8 ball.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #189372
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    cc…. Jack is pitching very un-Ralston-like in his rehab at Palm Beach. In the game Saturday 0.0 IP 4 BB 22 pitches 6 strikes and a wild pitch. Since it is his rehab assignment he just doesn’t seem ready. Perhaps I shouldn’t have made that remark but just using similar historic results.

    Incredible…. Both Springfield (NWA) and Palm Beach (St Lucie) swept their 6 game series. St.Lucie is the 1st-place team. Unbelievable. Springfield got some good pitching by McGreevy and Leahy and St. Lucie got two super-well games from Cornwell.

    Scotty Hurst…. 9 hits in his last 3 games for Memphis. He’s only getting starts because Nootbaar went back up to STL. He went into the series batiing .191 and ended up coming out with a .257 avg.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #189215
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    Griffin Roberts struck out the side in the 9th for PB, a 7-6 win (5th win in a row against the 40-27 St. Lucie) and got his second win in 4 seasons (’20 DNP). Lifetime he’s pitched in 29 games with 15 starts. You’d think he’d have more than 2 wins.

    Jack Ralston may be shut down for ’22.

    Peoria played their game in 2:17. A 1-0 lose to South Bend. Gragg pitched 5 inn. of shut out ball.

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    Cubs get Pallante-Miko-Flaherty. Pallante has kept the Cards in the game. Mikolas has pitched well in June. (the best of our starters) but Flahery is iffy and we don’t know when or if we’ll see our past ace stand tall.

    On June 23rd who had Nootbaar in right, Carlson in center and Yepez in left field in the starting OF pool? Oh and Herrera catching. Things in the clubhouse change so often. In the 50s and 60s you more or less knew what the lineup would be for every game. Players took the field with minor injuries in those days. The bench players usually only pinch hit or replaced starters in blowouts, and sometimes got a rare start.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #188831
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    Some players couldn’t do that if they tried. Maybe Fletcher wants to keep his sign on money then become a lawyer.

    in reply to: Managerial Thought #188694
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    Marmol was hired because he is FO controllable. The very good managers would be less likely to take a job as a puppet.

    in reply to: Managerial Thought #188490
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    A playoff run rests on the shoulders of Flaherty, Liberatore or Pallante plus O’Neill returning to form. Having to rely on Matz and Hicks is very iffy. This is a good ball team with or without them. Gorman is doing what most expected of the rookie. Donovan has added a spark but will he keep it up through September?

    The “experts” shouldn’t take this team lightly. I think that they are taking notice and are waking up to the Card’s hustle and power. Keeping our guys off the IL… a major factor.

    As for Marmol, best not for me to say. Bottom line the team is winning and improving… and most are happy.

    in reply to: 2022 Lineup #188487
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    667…. I think that the organization will hold on to any outfielders with a pulse. After MEM not much to write home about. Outside of Gomez there’s no other OF having a very good season. The FO must be betting on the current Cardinal OFers being around for a while.

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of June 14-20 #188486
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    I like today’s starters a lot.
    Liberatore has been erratic… he should be on today.
    Graceffo… enough said. He’s been the most effective pitcher in the organization… by far.
    DRodriguez had a hiccup last time out. He should bounce back nicely.
    Baker pitched poorly on June 8 but came back with a great start on the 14th. He’ll be ready.

    Lets see if they go 4-0 today.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #188393
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    I was getting Peoria’s 22 y.o. Francisco Hernandez and Palm Beach’s 20 y.o. Brandon Hernandez mixed up in my mind while checking the affiliates. Maybe because they both play 2nd base. Hernandez is a common name but it turns out that they are brothers or perhaps cousins…. both were born in Montreal Que. Knowing that solves my problem.

    in reply to: Woodford #188392
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    If the FO deemed it necessary to pick up another pitcher and Woodford was pitching for another team, wouldn’t he be the type of guy that the FO would be looking for? Just saying.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #188233
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    I believe that Burleson has passed Nootbaar on the depth chart. Dickerson is the guy that the FO will force on the roster that will block Burleson. Its the Cardinal way. Burleson needs to be added to the 40-man roster in case there is an injury to one of our outfielders.
    Dickerson or Nootbaar playing everyday? Nah. I don’t have a problem with any of our infielders playing in the outfield just as long as they’re hitting…. ala Donovan or Yepes. Edman is still the best option in the OF if needed….. let one of the others play SS.

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    Speaking of Donovan… he presently leads the team in BB/PA .136 – BB/K 1.05 – P/PA 4.40 – OBP .448.
    Despite having 100 +- less ABs he’s 3rd in 2B hits 13 (1 behind Arenado) and 4th in WAR 1.8. So far his presence on the team has been nothing but positive and fun to watch. Much like Edman… you just have to play him anywhere.

    in reply to: Bader #187927
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    Ya gotta at least think of the possibility of Bader and or Woodford being dealt at the deadline. That’s how things work upstairs.

    Marmol sure lets people know how he feels about certain players. He really should keep it in the dugout.

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    I guess the FO wants to allow Pujols to set the record….. and get that over with. 1st game of a DH with the Pirates at home…. good time for ap to play 1st.

    Maybe Molina will catch half the game and then go to the mound to finish up.

    in reply to: Woodford #187925
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    John Denton in his “Cardinal Beat”….. he was talking with Mozeliak about his C-19 episode…. Mo is OK but was shut in at home for 10 days. They got to the Cards and I found his take on the bullpen interesting.

    Go back to the game in [St. Petersburg when the Cardinals lost on a 10th-inning walk-off homer] and people are questioning, ‘Why did [Ryan Helsley] only have one inning? Why did [Marmol pitch Drew VerHagen]?’ But as a manger, you’ve got to have a long view. It’s hard because human nature is to get the win and get out, but you can’t do that at all costs.”

    Mozeliak admitted there are pitchers in the Cardinals’ bullpen who will need to improve their performances, or the team will be forced to look for help from outside sources via trades. Mozeliak’s offseason additions — pitchers Steven Matz, Aaron Brooks, Nick Wittgren, Packy Naughton and VerHagen and hitters Albert Pujols and Corey Dickerson — have yet to provide much consistent production, but the team’s architect is taking the patient approach in his evaluations because, as he likes to point out, it’s a long season. He is hopeful that improving health to the starting staff can have a positive effect on the relief corps. The difference between 2021 and ’22, Mozeliak said, is that while last year’s team was beset by injuries at this point — leading to a June swoon — the present-day Cards seem to be trending upward.

    It sounds like the fans need to be patient.

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