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  • in reply to: Winter Ball #207820
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    in reply to: Questions For 2023 #207818
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    bling said:

    In the ‘Memo to Mo’ department, I notice they have Woodford just ahead of both Flaherty and McGreevy.

    My version of the memo would conclude, “Here is why you should not use that site for anything important.”

    in reply to: Questions For 2023 #207812
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    Why acquire Volpe when you have Winn?

    On your more general theme, pretty much every team’s fans more highly value their own prospects – because they know them the best by far.

    in reply to: New MLB Prospect Rankings #207807
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    bling said:

    Maybe they want to be cautious until they find out he’s not a one season wonder.

    I am guessing you didn’t know Gomez was ranked no. 16 in the Rays system in 2020 by these same MLB Pipeline folks. And the Rays system has been traditionally rated among the best in MLB.

    So I would say “no” to your theory. (FWIW, I agree with our community.)

    in reply to: Scoops With Danny Mac Wednesday podcasts #207799
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    in reply to: New MLB Prospect Rankings #207797
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    Gomez at no. 30 seems odd, but at least he is now on their list. I saw Bernal for an extended period for the first time this season and really like him. Not to be a spoiler, but he should be in our top 20 (but not yet as aggressive as 11).

    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207785
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    in reply to: Questions For 2023 #207779
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    Conclusion: A catcher and another Dickerson.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #207778
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    Nine lives has Mr. Miller…

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #207777
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    Good question. Black is an interesting case. Just based on age and time since college, he would be Rule 5 eligible. However, his first two years were in independent ball so they do not count. So he has two more years before becoming R5 eligible.

    in reply to: How is Tink Hence going to be used #207776
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    I don’t think Thomas was hyped at all. He had a rough season and dropped in our monthly prospect rankings as a result. He found a new pitch and renewed confidence and was recognized as the very best pitcher in a league of prospects this fall. It earned him a 40-man spot when coming in, it looked like he would not be protected. Of course, he still has to do more to win an MLB job, but he earned the attention received to date. No hype, IMO.

    in reply to: 2023 minor league rotations #207759
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    McGreevy made 20 starts at Double-A. I think he’ll compete to start for Memphis. If the Cards think he is ready, he won’t be blocked.

    in reply to: 2022 Rule 5 Draft #207736
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    Yes, I definitely missed Kodi. Not sure how since I caught Kramer and those two came off the roster at the same time. Agree about Ramon Mendoza. Will put a footnote in to that effect. Thank you for noticing it.

    On Jimenez, I get where you are coming from, but his trajectory is down. He is on the FCL roster two years away from minor league free agency. Unless something really, really different and good happens, he is not going to have enough time to make it.

    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207728
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    in reply to: 2022 Rule 5 Draft #207721
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    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207689
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    in reply to: Weekly St. Louis team recap #207685
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    in reply to: 2022 Arizona Fall League #207676
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    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207652
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    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207640
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    I considered writing about the Altuve comp, but decided it wasn’t fair – at least yet.

    in reply to: 2022-2023 Offseason/Spring Training #207638
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    Remember when Holliday was rumored in the running for the hitting coach, with the bench coach job becoming a surprise?

    Not to offend those who have more important jobs than mine (just about anyone), but how much control and impact do you think a bench coach has? New wave guys may be more important to the organization in hitting and pitching coach jobs.

    May as well score points on the nostalgia front with the hire, needed with Yadi and Albert gone. Not to overlook the fact that Holliday has years of MLB experience, something that neither Marmol nor Blake has.

    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207617
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    in reply to: 2022-2023 Offseason/Spring Training #207606
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    Yes, that is clearly a risk. At least pinched into relief if he doesn’t pitch lights out.

    in reply to: Questions For 2023 #207582
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    Thanks for sharing.

    Peralta was good for three of his four years. It ended badly, but I think his overall return was positive.

    A common thread among all the others except Fowler is that they are pitchers. I don’t see enough data here to draw a conclusion about free agent hitters. They also left off a good hitter deal, 1 year for Albert. Just because it wasn’t big money doesn’t mean he didn’t provide great value.

    Anyway, I suspect the real problem has been FA arms. (Good point on Mikolas, though. Also, Wainwright has re-signed one year deals as a free agent multiple times. Since they list Holland’s bad one-year deal, they should include the good one-year ones, too.)

    in reply to: TCN’s 2023 Top 50 Prospect Countdown #207577
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