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  • in reply to: 2022 CBA negotiations #177847
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    Sure the billionaire owners are not to blame, but rather the players, on whose backs the billions are made. This is like trying to blame an increase in minimum wage for raising prices, but not the billionaire owners or the millionaire CEOs, CFOs, etc… Brilliant!!!

    in reply to: 2021-22 MLB Offseason Activity #177629
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    I wish the <LB would do a cap and a floor, at some point.

    in reply to: What Will Mo Do? (2021-22 Offseason) #176974
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    GS, if there was a “like” function on this board, I would give you one.

    in reply to: What Will Mo Do? (2021-22 Offseason) #176963
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    in reply to: What Will Mo Do? (2021-22 Offseason) #176961
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    I would love to see us add an impact SS, Sp for quality innings and a consistent arm for the BP.

    in reply to: LACK OF SIGNING TOP TIER PLAYERS #176960
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    I see people mixing up team value and market size on purpose all the time. The overall value of a team does not dictate cash flow or how much a given team can spend every year. Being 7th in value does not impact that they are ranked 19th in MLB market size. Then again, people screaming on a fan board about how other people spend their money, are not really too concerned with reality.

    Take the Biltmore mansion, in Ashville, NC, which was built by the Vanderbilts. It is worth a ton of money but relies on charging visitors an arm and a leg to sustain itself. It is worth a ton, but is in a very small market.

    The FA market is moving very slowly this year due to the pending lockout on 2 Dec. Someone so upset about lack of moves, should be aware of that.

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #176501
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    Brian, that’s why I included a link to both lists. I combined them on my post, so there is a mixture of trades and free agent acquisitions in there. All of them count as moves, which is why I combined them. Never mind, I see that it did not accept my edit and have both links listed.

    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2021/7/2/22555456/the-mozeliak-years-free-agency

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #176458
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    https://www.vivaelbirdos.com/2021/7/9/22564864/the-mozeliak-years-trades-cardinals

    2009 Holliday
    2010 Westbrook
    2012 Beltran
    2012 Berkman
    2014 Lackey
    2015 Heyward
    2017 O’Neill
    2018 Ozuna
    2018 Mikolas
    2019 Goldschmidt
    2020 Kim
    2021 Arenado

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #176457
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    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #176456
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    Flaherty, Hudson, Mikolas, and Wainwright is a pretty good 1-4, with Reyes getting a look and Hicks coming back in the Arm Barn. I can see us signing a solid upgrade at SS and a veteran SP that can eat some innings and possibly a couple of solid arms for the Arm Barn (ahahahaha the best thing PETA has ever worked to change).

    in reply to: Press Conference – Marmol named manager #175726
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    If I ever get excited about the direction of the Cardinals, I just pop in here to get a large dose of negativity, to bring me back down. Then I remind myself that even during our last 2 world series runs, there was more negativity on here towards ownership and the front office, than there was positivity and I am reminded why I chose to stay away for so long.

    in reply to: Press Conference – Marmol named manager #175655
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    OMG…this is sooooo insulting and they have hurt all six of my feelings. I will need to contact management to see if I can get compensation. Maybe would could do something class action?

    Seriously though, I think this is a great move. People saying he is a yes man or a puppet, have no idea if he is and it is insulting to him to say that is the case. Get over yourself.

    Marmol Article

    in reply to: Managerial Candidates – Who You Like? #175446
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    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175430
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    I’ve been a lurker on here long enough to remember the great Nate and Charlie pessimistic posting. My baseball knowledge pales in comparison to many of you, so I usually stick to lurking. I was not here long enough to remember Ducky.

    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175316
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    Great write-up by Bernie.

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #175302
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    For whatever crazy reason, it seems like the Cards have done much better through the trade market. I don’t get it.

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #175296
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    I know I am in the minority on here but I have always been fine with them not going big on the free agent market. Too many of those guys have not worked out over the years for the teams that got them and I hate seeing so much money tied up on players that do not live up to their potential. I have had to see enough wasted salary space with Fowler, Carp and Carlos. I am happy we are not paying Albert, Heyward or Stanton salaries.

    in reply to: Stubby #175295
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    Yes Rats, because players only respect tall managers… SMDH

    BC, I agree that Stubby would be a great hire.

    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175294
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    I do care what MP thought about him, just as much as I care what you thought about him. I did not come to this thread to praise him and overlook his warts, I came here to discuss why we thought this happened. He seems like a great guy and has been nothing but a class act the entire time he was here, but we all have our faults.

    I am sure this is deeper than we know and is likely over Mo’s ego. Who knows…

    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175242
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    I am not saying that Shildt was fired because of roster mismanagement, leaving starters in too long and using questionable BP arms. I am just saying that all of that did not help him in the end. Do all of those right and it is much more difficult to say goodbye.

    in reply to: Managerial Candidates – Who You Like? #175237
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    I would like for Stubby or Skip to get the shot.

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #175053
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    That tells you that they are not going to make any significant moves?

    in reply to: So what are we going to do? #175044
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    What exactly was said today, that leads you to believe that?

    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175043
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    A lot of things are said in press conferences that do not sum up the entirety of a situation. If he did all of the things I mentioned…perfectly, it would have been a lot more difficult to move on from him for purely philosophical differences.

    in reply to: Shildt Fired #175040
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    I am more than ok with this move. This was lead to by leaving starters in too long, overusing questionable relievers and poor lineups. No reason to waste Waino and Yadi’s last hoorah on another year of this.

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