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  • in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #189351
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    Any chance Roberts can finish this year? And where would he pitch once his rehab is deemed complete? Maybe Roberts can help the Springfield bullpen.

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    Yet another frustrating loss due to the front offices blundering middle relief signings. Verhagen, Wittgren and Ncfarland have had their hands in at least 4 losses that should have been Ws. Either spend a little more, or go with our prospects.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations 2022 #189349
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    What is Walsh’s status? I hope he not out long.

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    Fernandez might be of some help as long as he could throw strikes with that power arm of his.

    in reply to: Jordan Walker #188918
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    So Edman is NL MVP? Wow, WAR is that accurate? Amazing.

    in reply to: Jordan Walker #188885
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    I like Edman very much, but I don’t believe much in WAR.

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #188876
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    I wonder if the Cards might take Sims or Rocker, if available. Both riskier than average picks with higher upside. You might sign them for a little under slot on them too.

    in reply to: Jordan Walker #188874
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    There is no reason to consider moving Winn to another position yet. It might be a consideration if he struggles down the road. Walker is the likely one who will change positions.

    in reply to: Matthew Liberatore #188873
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    I still don’t quite get why they haven’t kept Liberatore in the rotation, and Pallante in the pen. Is it possible this could keep Matt from getting to free agency sooner?

    in reply to: Player news #188872
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    Time and time again it seems a struggling pitcher gets injured. I have long been doubtful of these injuries. But this could end up positively as Thomas could be the eventual recipient of a roster spot. Plus I’d move Pacheco up to AAA.

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    If all prospects stay healthy and productive, some roster players will have to be moved. The only static players are Goldschmidt and Arenado. Of course injuries and dips in production will decide the roster too. And none of this will happen until 2023 or 2024. It is wonderful to have all this depth.

    in reply to: Jordan Walker #188828
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    Where does Edman, Yepez, Donovan, etc fit in when the 2 Ws arrive?

    Pre Winn would be a hell of a lineup:

    SS Edman
    2b Gorman
    1B Goldschmidt
    3b Arenado
    DH Walker
    LF Burleson/O’Neill
    RF Carlson
    Cf Bader
    C Herrera

    in reply to: Gordon Graceffo #188823
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    Graceffo hopefully has the ceiling of a number 2 starter. I wonder if he would get a cup of coffee at Memphis before this season ends. Either way, he should pitch for St Lou next year, if he can stay healthy.

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    Since Walker (and Winn) have moved much farther than was expected of high school draftees, what does 2023 have in store for them.

    Would Walker get moved to the outfield? Maybe, but he would make a heck of a DH. But it would make sense to give him some outfield time at Memphis.

    Now Winn would create a logjam at 2nd and short.

    Not sure how this plays out, but it is a delightful prospect logjam to have, as perhaps some spare parts get traded for pitching. Granted I would not trade any of our top 5 prospects.

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    Let’s win tonight, and take the series tomorrow.

    in reply to: Potential bullpen meltdown #188820
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    I’m not as high as some on Woodford and Oviedo. Maybe a permanent switch to the bullpen might jump start Oviedo, though.

    But I would agree they are better than Verhagen, McFarland, and Wittgren. I agree Thomas would be a good replacement for McFarland, but the Cards don’t like dead money.

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    667, I like your ideas. I am not sure the Cards would do it, but Chafin and Robertson would be great fits. Not sure why we didn’t pursue Robertson in the off-season. Only getting paid 3.5 million. Would think the Cubs would deal with us too.

    Maybe Nootbaar and Loutos for Staumont?

    Failing that deal, I’d offer Fernandez and perhaps an A player for Robertson.

    Maybe Luken Baker for Chafin and a young prospect.

    in reply to: Potential bullpen meltdown #188801
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    A thought just came to me that why we are not using Pacheco. He is a 40 man roster member, and his control is iffy. I think he should have been promoted to Memphis. The face that he has not been tried is amazingly short sighted. His numbers are not great, but compared to Verhagen, McFarland, Wittgren, and several relievers from Memphis his numbers are great.

    in reply to: Potential bullpen meltdown #188800
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    Bob, I agree that the pace is good so far, but I fear that could change. And I do not like to think of how many games we could have won with different. I’ve always favored having a virtually bulletproof bullpen. The signings the FO have made have been horrendous. Witt green at least had a track record, Mcfarlandin my mind is a 2021 one hit wonder. And Verhagen stats never looked very good to give someone a 2 year contract. In addition, the signings that were sent to Memphis have fared little better except for Naile.

    And Milwaukee seems to find 27 to 30 year old relievers that are productive. (Most I have never heard of)

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    I’m thinking maybe I’d trade Nootbaar and Fernandez for Staumont and a low a prospect. That would also clear the way to add Burleson.

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    I would expect a pitching addition tomorrow.

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    Can Helsley pitch Thursday?

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    Is Helsley pitching a second inning? That would all but take him out of the next 2 games.

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    I wonder how many solo homers Gorman has hit between AAA and St Louis? Bad luck.

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    Knizner is really blowing his chance to be a starter next year. I thought he was going to be a hit tool first catcher. I think Olly needs to see what Herrera can do.

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