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  • in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #116094
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    For whatever reason Pham was traded, Cy Young winner Blake Snell wasn’t happy when he found out on a live Twitch feed:

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/blake-snell-rays-tommy-pham-trade-prospect-061539441.html

    From what I’ve read is the Rays traded him to save money. Renfroe is a cheaper option.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #116082
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    What is an associate manager?

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #116045
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    Rusty Kuntz is one of the greatest baseball names of all time. Terry Bradshaw might be coaching the wrong sport. 😉

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #115990
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    The MLB transaction page has Jake Burns as having signed on July 2. They also have Ettore Giulianelli and Darlin Saladin as being signed on July 2 as well. Burns’ birthdate is listed as 02/17/2003.

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals schedule #115988
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    I wonder how many more promotions and theme nights they’re announce later? I didn’t see Pride Night, Christian Day, etc. listed.

    in reply to: MLB labor unrest #115983
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    An article from Buster Olney on exactly as to what I was saying:

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    BTW, I resent being called naive. A different opinion than yours does not make all others naive.

    Oh please. You’re the guy on here that questions other people’s fandom on a regular bases, telling them to go and cheer for another team.

    in reply to: MLB labor unrest #115939
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    The entire point that is being missed is that none of this is helping the labor unrest. If you think it is you’re naive.

    in reply to: MLB labor unrest #115919
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    Villar has a career OPS+ of 97 – in other words, 3% below MLB average. Please explain why the Orioles should pay him an estimated $10.4 MM per year via arbitration for that.

    Would you rather have Villar at $10.4MM or try a Sosa at under $600K, for example?

    If Sosa (a kid I like a lot) ever puts up 4 WAR and 3 WAR seasons then I’d laugh all the way to the bank. For $10M I’d certainly look really hard at adding Villar who is coming off a 4 WAR season, especially when we’re throwing away money on Cecil and Carpenter.

    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115897
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    MLB has their Political Action Committee lol. Politics hqve been in basedall since day 1

    in reply to: MLB labor unrest #115892
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    I see the arbitration system working as intended. The good players are getting paid and the below average ones are not.

    Tell that to Jonathan Villar and several other guys aren’t below average, as you say. And you can make the argument that the the system is working for everything when you have veteran players not getting signed until after the MLB Draft to avoid loss of draft picks. The thing is this does nothing to solve labor peace. This only makes it more volatile because its forcing players into a bigger pool, making them take less money than what they would make in arbitration. You can say the system is working all you want but the facts don’t support that claim. The system is only working for the owners.

    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115890
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    THe only other Springfield’s I’m aware that had MiLB teams are Springfield, IL and Springfield, OH.

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    I’ll get you a paddle and a canoe CC. You obviously dont understand the issue or you dont care.

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    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115862
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    Lol I love how MLB is now all of a sudden worried about the dreams of the minor league players.

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2020 #115856
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    I’d vote for PED guys simply because you really don’t know who was doing them and I’m pretty sure a few PED guys already got in (Piazza, Pudge, Biggio) and for the fact that guys who took greenies and amphetamines back in the day are also in the Hall of Fame. However, I draw the line at Clemens, not because he took PEDs, but because he sexually molested a 15-year old girl. I won’t support that.

    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115753
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    Here’s a Fangraphs article that really lays out how eliminating all of these MiLB makes it difficult for fans to attend a professional game in person.

    Take Me Out to the Ballgame? Mapping the New MiLB Landscape

    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115740
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    Thank you MM3

    in reply to: Non Tender Deadline #115366
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    Sosa has an option year remaining? I thought they used the last one on him this past season.

    in reply to: Can Anyone be Objective about Brett Cecil Anymore? #115365
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    2) The Cards have not bothered with the MLB phase of the draft for three years. The only guy who was worth much in the last 20 years they got this way was Matt Bowman.

    What about Hector Luna? Don’t short him, Brian.

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2020 #115305
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    Brian, is this the one you’re talking about?

    in reply to: Can Anyone be Objective about Brett Cecil Anymore? #115296
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    We don’t know that they don’t have insurance on the contract. For that reason, he might end up back on the IL instead. But it should not matter to us.

    Well if he’s injured, okay put him on the IL. But he sucks, just cut him and move on. At this point I’m not sure he’s one of the 8 best options for the bullpen.

    in reply to: Restructuring MiLB #115286
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    These points are disingenuous, especially when MLB teams keep expanding how many MiLB players they have in the Dominican Republic. Most teams have two affiliates and over 80 players at their DSL facilities, so their 4th point is rubbish.

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2020 #115279
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    My first nomination of worst HOF ballot goes to:

    in reply to: Can Anyone be Objective about Brett Cecil Anymore? #115263
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    I mean I understand and agree with your points, but if Cecil sucks in Spring the Cardinals would be better off just releasing him then instead of trying to suck anything out of the investment. Right now they decided to keep him because he’s under contract and the money is spent and Leone would have been non-tendered anyways so DFA’ing now made sense.

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