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I don’t want Waino back. It’s going to be another terrible choice by our brass when we could allocate those funds elsewhere.
I mean you hear rumblings they’ll stand pat. Let’s see what happens.
Even more or less standing pat as it seems the Cardinals may, so many of them underperformed at the plate last year that you have think there will be some improvement with the offense?
CArpenter has nowhere to go but up. He should be in a timeshare wherever he plays
Dejong will not improve enough to matter
Wong I could see a little regression.
Goldschmidt could rebound a bit.
Expect a regression from Edman
Fowler who knows. Should be a timeshare IMO.
Molina who knows. You get a .750 ops and you run with it.
Bader has nowhere to go but up but he has to change his approach to do it.
Team will not get to 90 wins as currently constructed on offense.
BTW I always thought Carpenter was destined for LF at some point. Maybe next year is the 1 year experiment.November 5, 2019 at 1:23 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113707
If they are going to spend that kind of money, they could just sign MadBum at 4/$72 MM (per MLBTR estimate) and save about $10 MM. Even Wheeler at 5/$100 (estimate) would be better over the long haul as both are much younger.
P.S. If I was the Cards and was going to spend an incremental $20 MM per year, it would be to upgrade the offense.
IT’s where the biggest need is based on the performance of the offense this year.
But the roster construction is the major issue. LF is a place where if a player departed they could add on. Which leads to the 2nd issue. You have 2-3 guys who could be looking at major playing time in 2020-21. You sign a guy for $18-20 million and you aren’t signing him for one year.
I mean then you look at the market for guys who are primed for a 1 year deal. Calhoun although I am cooling on now based on his home numbers. Puig is out there and maybe you overpay for a guy like Dickerson. Give him a 1 year deal with a club option that’s on the hefty buyout.
IMO get a starter on a 2 year deal like Teheran and a bat on a 1 year deal or hope Marcel takes the QO.
The thing that kind of scares me is that they do nothing and Jose Martinez plays 100 games in LF next year. I mean they did commit to a 2 year deal with him last off season.
I wonder what it is about St Louis that causes players to just go bust once they get here? And it seems that callups have a one year grace period before they, too, fall off?
I hate to say it but the ballpark plays more to LHH than right handed bats IMO. It’s not a popular opinion because Busch 3 is looked at as a mecca for Cards fans but the park plays more for pitching. It hurts the lineup and we won’t pay for elite power (maybe). Another reason is the league adjusts. The players have to adjust as well. Some do and others don’t.
Honestly I’m not buying for a 2nd an Ozuna reunion unless either he takes a QO or we trade Fowler and eat some contract. No with the current albatross in RF and 3rd and the uncertain play of Goldschmidt. That would be a heck of a commitment financially.
Lots of good not great players on that list.
Steve Garvey is in the Padres HOF. lol
There is no way Will Smith turns down $17.8 million. That is some getting Jiggy with it money for a bullpen guy.
November 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113675
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Julio Teheran option has been declined by Atlanta. You want a back end guy who’s durable then this is the guy we should get
Get this guy, a back end bullpen guy and I could deal with Calhoun for a year.November 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113607
One advantage of Calhoun is that you can probably trade for him for virtually nothing if you are willing to pay his arb salary and you only have a one year commitment. Dickerson is probably looking for a multi year deal.
Calhoun has a team option for 2020 not under team control IIRC. If it’s not picked up he’ll be a FA. Neither of these guys would cost anything but money. You might be correct on Dickerson seeking a 2 year deal but it this current era of FA you better be mindful of how the owners are doing business. You get too greedy and you may end up unsigned until gosh knows when.November 3, 2019 at 4:53 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #113602
I would take Dickerson over Calhoun although neither strikes me as a player who’s going to be a difference maker in driving in RBI’s. Sure they’ll be a band aid but will a move like that translate on getting back to the postseason? Seems like a 3rd place move to keep the team a little over .500 to me.
Now if you pair that with a move for Lindor then you might be talking something serious. We can dream can’t we…
I think they try and re-sign Castellanos.
They could dump someone like Chatwood which I think they may do and eat salary. Also just DFA Russell. Schwarber may be on borrowed time IMO.
Too many streaky players and not enough production from some of the big ticket players the team has.
Might help if 1-2 guys quit trying to slam it or grip and rip it out of the park and learn some on base skills. Maybe even learn to hit opposite field.
18th in OBP, 22nd in OPS, 21st in RBI and 19th in runs. I think were destined for 3rd place next year if we don’t make a major addition on offense. I think the pitching will be there minus a closer.
We got Brett Cecil coming back guys!!!!
So many crap contracts on this team. How they made the postseason seems more than a miracle now than it ever did with all the under performing dead weight.
I have a feeling Martinez is plan B for in case no Ozuna or a sort of place holder for LF until Thomas or Carlson is ready.
If you are looking for an upgrade over Ozuna, you are left with 36 year old Brett Gardner…
You forgot Nick Castellanos.
Unless Ozuna takes the QO. Let’s not pretend that this team is going make some earth shattering moves in the offseason. They may dabble in the pitching market for a back end starter or a back end bullpen guy who can close but my guess is Martinez moves to the rotation for sure. I’ve already heard and seen Carlson being spoon fed.
Anyone know if there was an actual shift in the batting numbers when Buddah was let go. This series sure didn’t seem like it.
They won’t be able to get rid of either Carpenter and Fowler unless someone is banking on either of them for a slight rebound and wants to swap a bad contract. Judging by the in season results of Carpenter and the postseason results by both that seems to be near impossible. Never say never!
He’s had some success but he’s also lost some clubhouses along the way.
The guy has won 1,800 games and has a .532 Bonds aided winning percentage. The guy has won which is why he get calls.
Opioid use has been on the rise the past 5 years. Fentanyl is something I learned about a couple years ago in a LEAD class. That stuff is extremely dangerous.
I have a step brother who spent many years in prison due to the things he’s do when he was on drugs. No matter how much hard time he got he get out and would be given things to start his life over and would piss them away. When his father passed away when he was in prison he was given a house and money that originally he was to be given in monthly installments that the lawyer for some reason just gave it all to him after a couple of months. He’ll piss that away and have nothing but that house and will likely either end up back in prison or dead. Shame is that his mother (my step mom) knows this as well. His daughter knows it as well who he spent most of his adult life away from her.
You want them to get better and figure it out but some do, don’t or end up dead or in jail. Skaggs never got a chance to get clean because he’s was young.
I just don’t understand why they didn’t bring Miller in for Eaton.
Forget about Ozuna breaking his fingers getting picked off first, while reaching for the base with his non-ovenmitted hand…
I was at that game! lol
My expectations was the Wild Card. If they made that some of the management team could keep their jobs….for now. They’ve won an NLDS and however much I felt going into the NLCS that the Nats momentum would be hard to overcome. They’ve been competitive even with the shortcomings at closer and within the starting 8.
My concern is no matter how this plays out that the ownership will sit on it’s hands in regards to the offense next season. That just simply can’t happen if they hope to repeat as central champions or make the wild card. Losing Ozuna as much as this pains me to say this will hurt us more than help on offense. We don’t have anyone other than Goldschmidt in this organization at this time who can drive in 90 rbi and there will only be the one unless someone just surprises.
Don’t know who those guys were tonight. Looked like the same bunch of imposters that played our last series in LA a couple months ago. I thought they were long gone but looks like they’re back. Maybe the real Cardinals will show up tomorrow!
You serious with this? They showed up in games 2 and 3 in the Braves series.
Discouraging to be sure. If we can’t beat Sanchez then how can we beat Sherzer, Strasburg or Corbin? I hope it’s not a sweep.
Didn’t we beat Max a few short weeks ago?
They really need to find the magic from games 4 and 5. Bottom line is if they can’t average 4 runs a game in this series they aren’t going to win and nor do they deserve to. Heck I’d give them 25% chance at that rate of scoring. Nats seem to have something going after that moderate upset in the NLDS. Need to figure out way!
Ok! What lineup would you put out there? Tommy Edman can’t play 2 positions and bat twice in the order. Anyone else you can think of to replace either Fowler or Carpenter other than Edman has some sort of flaw. O’Neill isn’t even on the roster and I can tell you he wouldn’t have made enough contact to get a charge out of one unless Sanchez served up the grandest of gopher balls. Guy were swinging for the fences tonight with no success.
Arozarena- Rookie with limited exposure. Shildt isn’t going to start him.
Bader-All Glove and regressed as a hitter this year. Looks like he doesn’t belong in the majors at the plate.
Munoz-Has virtually not played since September 25th.
Martinez-Can hit sometimes but can’t play anywhere without making himself look like a fool.
Wieters- Backup Catcher that has hit .132 since early August.
This is what we’ve got to work with. So you better hope some guys see the light and the error of their plate approach or this will be a quickie.
He appeared to take a careful approach to the ball coming off the wall. What I also saw was Ozuna being nowhere remotely in the picture. Was he playing on the line or something? lol
We all know this isn’t the spot we want him playing in the field but with Bader playing himself into the doghouse this is what we’ve lowered ourselves to do. Shildt isn’t going to start Arazorena. I think he would’ve played Thomas if he had him available but can’t worry about that now.
And besides Fowler defense there’s one slight thing were overlooking. The 1 hit we got the entire game. It could’ve went 12 innings and I think we’d been stuck on one hit. That’s how bad this offense was and how putrid it was most of the season. We honestly shouldn’t feel shocked by this after a 13 run outburst. You could see the #2 being ready to be deposited at the toilet known as the batters box from the upper deck of Cardinals Nation.
Cards lose this it going to be a sweep for the nats
Wouldn’t be good but a little dramtic.
I don’t understand why we didn’t PH with Bader even though he’s stunk all year. lol
We’re getting no hit.