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Wow, we are on the verge of another roster crunch with all of the pending Rule 5ers.April 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #50445
I think we need to deal our surplus of right handed relievers and/or outfielders for a lefty reliever prospect or 2.
That is the first quick pitch rule I have ever seen in 40 years of watching. Is it an old rule?
Matheny may be a great guy, but is an awful manager. Especially when it comes to pitching changes. Last night he let in Holland in too long. Tonight he uses Mayers for what seems like the 3rd time all year. Granted he was dispatched to Memphis for a while. He basically sawed off 2 bats, and was unlucky with the infield hits. I would much rather see him than Bowman for the 26th time.
Mayers back down tomorrow, Flaherty up, Sunday, Flaherty down, Brebbia up. Ha ha, wow.
I hope Yepez makes us say Matt WHO?
Wow, if Williams can keep pitching well maybe he can get a cup of coffee at Memphis. That might make the Cards 40 man roster choices more difficult.April 27, 2018 at 11:58 am in reply to: What is wrong with Carpenter and what should be done? #50280
Yes, it is time to give Carpenter some rest. I’d sit him for one game the next 3 series. And Replace him late in games when we are ahead. Especially the Cubs series. He hits the Cubs so poorly the last few years.
Who are the interesting Rule 5 candidates coming after this season. Poncedeleon and Wisdom have been thru this before, with one scaring teams away with his injury comeback, and the other just not hitting for enough contact. Wisdom would also be a 7 year free agent I believe. Junior Fernandez would be a first year Rule 5er. Are there many other notables? It doesn’t look like the Cards will have as many decisions as last year.
I think Julio Rodriguez is the 3rd best catching prospect, and that is saying a lot given who the 2 in front of him are. I think he could be in the top 30 prospect for 2019. The only down side is due to his position having to split time with Ortega.
We have to stay patient with Weaver. The greatest asset a pitcher or hitter has is to adjust to what the opposition is doing to you. Then adjust again when changes are made in the oppositions approach. I’d like to see him throw that curveball more, and be more selective when you are facing a hitter like Cespedes, Machado, etc. who are elite hitters. A walk is not the worst thing to do. Not a fair comparison, but I always admired Glavine’s ability to not give in. He’d walk in a run before giving in to the hitter. Weaver, and Flaherty for that matter, need more patience, and they should learn this, but it takes time.
I didn’t think Brebbia could be sent down without having 10 days on the roster or another injury. Or does Wainrights injury still apply?
Hicks ultimately needs more seasoning.we We’ve got to remember this is second full season.
We have a lot of young pitching and are going to have bumps in the road. Hopefully they learn from situations like last night. There are a few situations where a walk might be better than giving in to the hitter.
I don’t know how insurance works, but maybe Cecil being on the DL MIGHT save the Cards some payroll.April 25, 2018 at 8:33 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #50043
Seems like they should call up Gomber. A second lefty in the pen is needed in this Mets series. Hopefully Gomber up, Bowman down.
Can Cecil get moved to the 60 day DL? I am thinking he can, which might be needed when Reyes comes off of it. If Cecils injury lingers.
Nogowski and Knizner keep on hitting. Knizner seriously could take over as top catching prospect if his defense is even average
I think it goes to Helsley because he is pitching to higher level competition. Now I’ll have to check and see who got it. It sure is great to have a prospect like Walsh, which prior to the season wasn’t very high on my radar.
Even when Martinez makes an out it is usually loud.
Nice starts by Helsley and Walsh. If Helsley keeps pitching like this, he and Walsh may see a promotion in their future. I’d venture a guess Helsley is pitcher of the day, but it’s close.
What is Ellis doing differently this year? I would think with Cards needs, relief will be his spot, especially if he continues pitching like this year.
When I retire I sure would love to visit the Cards minor league parks. I have been to Peoria, Memphis and Springfield, all great venues for a game. Maybe go to Palm Beach and the short season clubs one of these days.
I am so glad Leake is gone. Just never fit with the Cards porous defense last year. The defense seems better now, or more tolerable when Martinez continues to rake. Although I wish Matheny would take out Carpenter late in games if he is covering third.
Any idea why Meisner and Junior Fernandez haven’t pitched yet? Hopefully they are not injured and out for a while. Granted there is a logjam of young arms, which is a pleasant problem.