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    MrPerkins, I’d honestly be ok with any of those 4 regardless of order. Biggest thing for me with secret weapon has been does he still want the job. Since he works with the minor league players he might enjoy that other then the everyday job of being a manager and the stress that comes with it.

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    858. Mark McGwire once said something that changed the way I look at hitting coaches. If you make the big leagues you know how to hit. To me being a hitting coach top priority is make sure you understand pitcher scouting report and help hitter when in slump. Felt like Albert has been my way or the highway kind of coach.
    Tony Larussa told McGwire about being hitting coach, “When La Russa hired McGwire, he told him the hitting coach must be a psychologist, figuring out how to pump up players who may be struggling.”
    The McGwire philosophy can be summed up in three sentences. See the ball. Only swing at pitches you can handle. And use your head.
    “If you’re trying to swing at pitches you can’t hit, you think there’s something wrong with you mechanically,” he said. “Their mind’s going to the mechanics when it’s one little simple thing.
    “So I try to have them understand, there are balls you can’t hit no matter how great you are. Everybody has a weakness. As soon as you understand that, you can switch it mentally.”
    Freese, a right-handed batter, said McGwire urged him to use his left arm more instead of relying on his top hand to generate power, leading to three postseason home runs. Mainly, though, McGwire helped Freese study pitchers and stay confident.
    “He’s helped me a lot,” Freese said. “Hitting is kind of simple. You look for good pitches to hit, try and take the pitches that you don’t want to hit. If you overcomplicate things, that’s when you’re going to get in trouble, and that’s what Big Mac helps you with.”

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    Willing to bet this is over Jeff Albert.
    Top 4 Stubby Clapp, Skip Schumaker, Jose Oquendo, Miguel Cairo,
    Jeff Passan mentioned Matt Holliday, but that seems like a Mike Matheny kind of hire

    in reply to: 2021 Wild Card Game – Wed 10/6 – at LAD #174658
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    If you told me before game Scherzer wouldn’t make it to the 6th and Arenado would have 3 at bats with a man on 2nd I would of told you Cardinals win. Cardinals couldn’t get anything going on offense. Really big offseason cause there are many directions they can go.

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    My heart is telling me cardinals team of destiny. 10 year anniversary of carpenter winning game 5 vs Halladay. Yesterday 10 year anniversary of rally squirrel. But logic and my head beat my heart.
    Dodgers 5
    Cardinals 1
    Wainwright goes 6 gives up 3
    Reyes gives up 2

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #166379
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    Antico avg was at .202 on april 2nd it ended up at .273 june 26th. Troy Tulowitzki who was hitting coach at Texas worked hard with him to get him figured out. He hit .386 his junior year at St. Johns he transferred to Texas for 2021. He’s 23 which is why he fell to 8th round.

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    Really like the Antico pick. He really picked it up last part of the season.

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    Cardinals take Baez, Joshua Dexter School (MA) Outfielder. MLB ranked him 24th and we got him at 54. Sounds like a guy that has lot of power, but swings for fences to much. I’ll take him at #54.

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    I think outfielder and starter. If Cardinals can trade DeJong without taking on much salary I think Trevor Story enters the conversation. With Gorman coming up at 2B you can have Edman/Sosa/DeJong battle for the shortstop job and if my prayer is answer a new hitting coach may help DeJong find his swing. Add Delvin Perez and I think you can find someone to give Cardinals time to fix position. Big on
    Castellanos. Outfield of Castellanos Plummer Carlson with O’Neill at DH if they add DH to NL if not move Plummer to bench. Bring in Scherzer or Lance Lynn for rotation.

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #166269
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    Mcgreevey not horrible. Want ty madden but mcgreevey solid pick.

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    Come on Ty Madden

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    2 sleepers are Spencer Schwellenbach pitcher/shortstop and Kevin Kopps pitcher arkansas.
    Bednar pitcher Miss state
    Painter HS Pitcher
    Chandler HS Pitcher/SS
    Hoglund Pitcher ole Miss
    Feel like 1 of those 4 will be available. My gut tells me someone falls and it’ll be a pitcher.

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #130200
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    stlcard025 feel like Tommy Edman more likely to be in the lineup in 2024 then Montero/Nunez

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    When I first saw the pick seeing he was ranked in 30s and went 21 I thought discount signing bonus pick. Obviously wasn’t the case. I don’t mind Flores being aggressive I just feel would have preferred him going with someone with a higher floor. But I like Walkers upside so I don’t mind the pick. I wanted a bat with the 1st pick so I’m satisfied.

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    Gamecard I just felt like this was a save on signing bonus kind of pick. But Randy Flores track record gives him benefit of the doubt.

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    DeWitt has killed us again

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    Unreal thank you Arizona and Boston.
    Flores is gonna have a tough pick.
    Mitchell
    Soderstrom
    Crow Armstrong
    Cavalli
    Mlodzinski
    Bitsko

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129979
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    The fact they went pitcher heavy last year makes me think they prefer a bat in 1st round but won’t force it.

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    The athletic
    They seem locked in on college bats

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    St. Louis likes Abel, Cavalli, Foscue and Pete Crow Armstrong

    I think we’ll have a better idea of who it’ll be after the first 15 picks. Key is who drops.

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    David when I was an intern for the Astros we had a Q&A with Astros front office. They basically said normally they call up a player before the pick and ask ahead of time so they can give the GM the information. Things change like Astros in Brady Aiken when they found something on his physical and lowered his offer and then lowered Jacob Nix offer because of it.

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    Really like Jarvis from Duke. He was turning in a special Junior season at Duke and was taking big step forward in his development. If the season didn’t get stopped at the rate he was going I think he could have gone top 10. Being 22 is small red flag.
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    After working with an 88-93 mph fastball at the beginning of 2019 and dipping to 86-91 by season’s end, Jarvis added 20 pounds to his 6-foot-2 frame and operated at 92-96 with effective downhill plane last fall and this spring. His breaking ball used to be average at best, and now he flashes a plus curveball in the upper 70s that he can manipulate into a distinct and equally effective slider in the mid-80s. His fading changeup remains his best secondary offering, grading as well above average at its best.
    Jarvis has improved his control along with his stuff, posting a 40-2 K-BB ratio in 27 innings while showing the ability to move his pitches around the strike zone. He repeats his delivery well.

    My Draft Board
    Tyler Soderstrom
    Pete Crow-Armstrong
    Bryce Jarvis
    Justin Foscue
    Nick Bistro
    Carmen Mlodzinski
    Jared Kelley
    Jordan Westburg

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129730
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    Cole Wilcox cape cod league stats
    4 innings 1 hit 0 ER 2 BB 6 Ks
    4 innings 6 hit 6 ER 4 BB 4 Ks
    Hard to get good read on him based on that.

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129716
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    It feels like this will be a cape cod league player pick.

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    David Martin
    Stats don’t really excite me on McMahon. Based on Keith law draft I’d rather get Jarvis, Kelley, or Wilcox.
    This comment was interesting
    The Cards were the one team I had heard linked to high schooler Dylan Crews, who removed himself from the draft this week, but beyond that it’s been more college pitchers and a few position players (e.g., Jordan Westburg).

    Westburg had a big 2019 Cape Cod season so it would be a typical cardinals pick.

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