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  • in reply to: Alec Burleson #195258
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    Let’s be realistic. The goal is to have the best 13 players that fit within financial and roster constraints.

    You dodge the point by continuing to be vague. How about being specific? Who would you send down? What would your roster look like?

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    I dunno if Helsley was laboring. 16 pitches for three outs, including 13 strikes. Multiples over 100 mph.

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    Do those who have been critical of bullpen management like Helsley pitching to the heart of the Milwaukee lineup in the eighth? Or would you have kept Pallante in or done what?

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195234
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    Nootbaar is one of the hotter hitters on the team. So is Dickerson. Also, because of his MLB service time, Dickerson cannot be sent to the minors without his consent. O’Neill was eighth in the MVP vote last year and is in just his 19th game since coming off the IL.

    As I said already, Donovan is most likely to draw the short straw for Yepez, but over the last month, his OPS is right at .700 – not great, but not terrible, either.

    P.S. DeJong was given over a month before being sent down despite numbers that were far, far worse than any of the players mentioned in this discussion. An OPS of .417 to be precise, which was the worst in all of MLB at the time.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195227
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    I don’t think O’Neill is close to being sent down despite not hitting well recently. In his 18 games since coming off the IL, he does have two homers, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored, all same as Carlson during that time.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195225
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    Perhaps, jj, but Donovan’s likely long-term role will be coming off the bench, not as an every-day starter. He’d better get used to being productive even with irregular playing time.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195221
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    I have been trying to explain this. Let me try again with all the names and the numbers. Rosters are 26 players. 13 are pitchers. With a DH, nine of the 13 position players are starters. That leaves a four-man bench.

    Assuming Yepez is back, the incumbents don’t even fit, let alone the proposed addition of Burleson.

    For example:
    OF starters: O’Neill, Carlson, Nootbaar
    DH: Yepez
    IF: Goldy, Edman, DeJong, Arenado
    C: Yadi
    Bench: Knizner, Albert, Gorman, Dickerson

    No room for Donovan and anyone else…

    This isn’t a vendetta against Burleson.

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #195220
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    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195215
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    Per my point from earlier, the most immediate issue is what do to with Yepez. (Burleson was not mentioned in this article.)

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    Yankees hangover?

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195213
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    Perhaps one should not take personally a general comment about the direction of a thread.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195202
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    Speaking of dinner, it seems to be getting hot in the kitchen… 😉

    in reply to: Waivers vs DFA’d #195201
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    Yes, the most common trade waivers in August were revocable, but they are no longer used. The July trade deadline is a firm deadline. Outright waivers and release waivers remain as always.

    Yes, August 31 is the postseason deadline, but there are ways around that later. (by replacing an injured player)

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    I would guess that Marmol hopes to get O’Neill going by hitting him ahead of the big guns where he should see strikes.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195197
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    I agree with your posts gscottar, except your last point. As I said back on page whatever of this going nowhere saga, the Cards can only add two players in September and chances are good they will be pitchers. And if they do add a hitter, it will probably be someone like Yepez with MLB experience. Sorry for being repetitive.

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 9-15 #195195
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    Garrett Williams gets another fill in start for Memphis tonight.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195176
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    bccran, the bottom line is OPS. .971 (Yepez 2021 Memphis) vs. .930 (Burleson 2022).

    Again, a comparison doesn’t matter, anyway, but my recent memory is clearly different from yours.

    Then again, maybe a different comparison – a 2022-only one – could matter. There isn’t room for Yepez right now in St. Louis. Once his rehab is over and an opening is created, Yepez would be in competition with Burleson (who is not on the 40-man) and others who are on the 40-man to be called up.

    This has nothing to do with Burleson’s offensive numbers in Triple-A, which are great, but with how the Cardinals manage their rosters. But I think I have said this before, as have others…

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    Not only is the matchup great, so will be the pre-game festivities.

    The 1982 Cardinals World Champion team will be honored on its 40-year anniversary. Whitey Herzog, along with 21 players from that team, will be driven around the warning track in convertibles and family members will be on hand to represent the late Bob Forsch, Darrell Porter and David Green.

    in reply to: Waivers vs DFA’d #195173
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    Google can be your friend…

    I also provide some DFA definition in every relevant article here, such as the one about McFarland the other day, which is on the front page, free for all who will read it.

    “Designated for assignment means that the Cardinals have seven days to trade, waive or release McFarland. As a result, a 40-man roster spot has been freed up.”

    Cardinals Cut Reliever T.J. McFarland

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #195172
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    Reminds me of the “free Juan Yepez” cries last year, who BTW, hit better at Triple-A then than Burleson this year – not that it is a competition nor even all that relevant as circumstances are different every year.

    (As a reminder, Yepez was not added to the 40-man roster and called up until after Memphis’ 2021 season was over.)

    gscottar, how soon we forget Randy, though on second thought, he didn’t get his own thread. It was spread over a number of them as I recall.

    in reply to: Regular Season 2022 #195169
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    in reply to: Early Rule 5 discussion #195145
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    Any player on the 40-man is allowed three minor league option years. Gomez would return to free agency if not added.

    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 9-15 #195138
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    in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 9-15 #195137
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    in reply to: Player news #195133
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    Oops. Corrected. Thanks,

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