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Fowler big fly!
Yes it is.
Big fly by Carp.
Would Shildt dare put out a Sunday lineup?
Realistically, there is nothing this team has shown that gives us hope that they are better than Chicago
or Milwaukee, Atlanta, Philly or to an extent Colorado. We’ll see how this shakes out 2 months from now has been going on for 3+ years now. If they want to get back in it then they need to make a couple moves. Plain and simply it’s not good enough.
And I’ve said since the extension. What was the rush on Carpenter? He still had a club option left. It’s almost like they applied tying up younger players philosophy and just forgot how old Carpenter was. lol he can’t even move back to first now and I’ve seen that rag arm the last couple times he’s played 3rd come full circle.
Oh but don’t worry. We’ll get fed we’ve got reinforcements coming or on the ready down on the farm or on Rehab. Hey Brett Cecil is now throwing from the mound and could be ready to throw gas on the fire by the end of July.
Good result! Now let’s hope Shildt doesn’t put a Sunday lineup out there Tomorrow.
Paul Dejong May 22nd to June 9th
55 AB’s 2 HR 3 RBI .109, .234, .218
It started well before the flop in the lineup. That is why when we had a thread about the hot start he had I said it was nice and I hope he can keep it up.
I had no idea it was Wilfredo Tovar was on the Angels 25 man currently. Has he been in Anaheim for long because I swear I saw him a couple weeks ago and didn’t put 2 and 2.
Yet when he makes an error people will want his butt on the bench like Jose.
I would like to get him in the lineup more as well but where would play him other than 3rd when a lefty is on the bump.
Nice game to build up some value. Couple more like that and he’ll get that ERA down and someone might be interested.
The Blues have a better chance of winning the cup back in Boston than making the playoffs. This team sucks even by 2016,2017 and 2018 standards.
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It’s just a xxxx show all around for the most part. Sorry for the poor vocabulary but it is what it is.
I don’t know what they can do to solve it. The offense has been pedestrian for well over the month. The starters have been up and down and have trouble walking batters. Grab MadBum solves only one problem. How do you get the offense to quit being so streaky?
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They yanked him after 3 innings. Would seem foolish to throw him Monday. I’ll bet Wacha gets the start.
And another potential player in the WC race gets stronger. While we do jack!
I still don’t think this puts the cubbies over the top. Even with Kimbrel, they still don’t have the look of a champion. Maybe they win 89 games now instead of 86.
They may not be the favorite to win the NL but I’d put them about even with Milwaukee if the move works out. So either way we’ll be playing 3rd fiddle and likely screwed out of another playoff spot. Joy!!!
For starters, Merandy Gonzalez can go tonight. I wouldn’t cry about Adolis Garcia. Sosa is in in final option year and will be non-tendered after the season.
So who can we add to that 40 man to make this team better?
Ok! Who do you want to get rid of? I agree I can see a couple guys that can take a hike.
Yeah the pitching has improved slightly in the rotation but I don’t know what you can do with a lineup of streak hitters unless you have some you can simple trade away and replace with something better. Just simply isn’t 3-4 guys on any given night this team can rely on to produce. They’ve got that in Chicago and they’ve got that in Milwaukee. We don’t have it!
So we are left yet again with an ownership hoping, wishing and wanting to luck their way into a postseason bid. How about go out and make something happen for a change to get this team what it needs?
Whom are you taking off the 40 man or putting on the 60 man or DFA off the 40 to make room?
It’s pretty simple as to why Wacha because it’s the only reason that makes any sense. They want to see if piggybacking Cabrera will flip the switch and they’ll see something to throw him back in the rotation. I think it’s a bad idea but if he throws 3+ innings and looks better then maybe something might turnaround. Remember they’ve got some money invested in him and they’ll try and bleed him for as much as they can.
They needed to go pitching. His injury history is a concern.
They aren’t sure what he’ll end up being. Some say he’s top of the rotation and if he can’t cut it or if injuries become the issue with him a good back end of the bullpen guy.
stl and gscott make very valid points. I just worry about signing a pitcher who hasn’t pitched in a game since last season without any spring training. look what happen last year with holland. As far as a starter< I think madbum would be the best choice because he has playoff exp, and being that he’s only 29, we can sign him to like a 5 year deal. Scherzer is the sentimental choice being he’s from stl and would be a great fit to our rotation, I’d still go with Madbum because he’s a lefty, has playoff experience, we can get him long term. only question is who do we risk giving up in the trade?
You can’t be positive that someone won’t outbid us for madbum in either instance of a trade and in FA.
IMO the Giants are going to want A near ready starting pitching prospect and a near ready OF prospect in return. You can figure out who they’d likely want as the OF. Near ready pitching prospect not so sure of. Maybe even more than that.
Dallas costs us only money. Nothing more!
I like the theory of taking the best player available when you don’t draft in the top half but restocking some of the depleted pitching depth sounds like a good idea if there’s value and talent.
Any mocks seem to suggest were taking a position player. I would like to see them take a middle infielder if they do go position. The kid from Mizzou holds almost no interest.
I’ll go along with gscottar…unless it’s a one or two year pact, I don’t like it. Even if he signs as soon as possible, best case scenario is he pitches after the All Star break maybe? He’s likely better than what we are running with, but I just don’t see it being worth the cost.
What cost? Money? The Cardinals have shown the willingness to spend money foolishly at times the last 3 years. So if this is the risk you’re talking about then this is right up their alley.
It doesn’t solve the hit or miss issues with this offense but it checks off a couple boxes of needs. Veteran, lefty starter who can go 6+ innings on a consistent basis. If Martinez isn’t going to be moved into the rotation and if Reyes continues to labor in AAA. This is the move that needs to be made.
Honestly I think they should go after both Keuchel and Kimbrel.
Yeah I wasn’t supremely confident in just giving Hicks the closers role this year. I wanted to grab someone(s) who had closer experience. Miller was a good lefthanded compliment which IMO the jury is still out. We’re lucky Gant has embraced his role and is thriving in it. I believe the bullpen is where he’s best utilized rather than the rotation.
Don’t really know what if anything is going on with Hicks. I do know he’s in an unusual situation with his diabetes type 1 in which the side effects can include fatigue among others. So he has to manage that carefully. I can’t imagine what that is like. It has to somewhat suck seeing as he’s only known about it for a few short years.
Let’s hope we’ve turned a bit of a corner and go into next week ready to take another positive step forward.
Nice sign of life by the team sweeping Chicago. Could be a catalyst for good things to come but they’ve got to show more signs of improvement.