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  • in reply to: Jake Arrieta free agent thread + Darvish to Cubs #43733
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    It seems funny that 2 years ago David Price signs a 7 year, 217 million dollar deal. Are Darvish and Arrieta only 2/3 as good? No, but I think spending needs to be curtailed, I just wonder how long before some owner breaks from ranks and goes over slot, as it were.

    in reply to: Jake Arrieta free agent thread + Darvish to Cubs #43714
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    Whatever you do Mo, please don’t sign Arrieta, unless on a 1 year deal. I only see that as a 1% chance of happening. Or after the 1 year throw a QO to him.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #43713
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    If they go with a 7 man bullpen here is 2017 ended versus 2018 projections:

    2017 2018
    Oh Gregerson
    Rosenthal Leone
    Duke Norris
    Bowman Bowman
    Tui Tui
    Lyons Lyons
    Cecil Cecil

    Assuming Reyes isn’t a reliever on opening day, how can we say our bullpen is any better than last year, a year in which it was terrible. I could project Cecil should be better, but I also could see Lyons being worse, just due to the fact he had a really good year, and would be bound to fall off a little. And they should start Helsley, HIcks, Hudson, and Greene as along as they can for their ceilings. And with a starting staff that potentially won’t get deep into games adds another twist to this.

    in reply to: Bud Norris to Cardinals #43685
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    I think Valera should be the one to go. I like Munoz a lot. And Schrock is better than Valera. Munoz should be first man up if they need a middle infielder. But as in the Gregerson signing, it may be days before the physical, so the decision may not be quick.

    in reply to: Bud Norris to Cardinals #43662
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    Our front office fails us again!! Cubs sign Chatwood, Morrow, and Darvish, while we get Gregerson and Bud Norris. I am sure the Cubs are quivering with that last move. If we were going to overpay someone, I would not have chosen Norris. ON the trade front we do well, but our free agent choices leave a lot to be desired. (And needed to be better) All this brave talk from the FO about upgrading the bullpen. It was just talk, unless the kids come thru for us.

    in reply to: 2018 Draft #43540
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    The needs seem to be power and left handed pitching. I sure hope they draft a 3rd baseman or outfielder with power, as a first baseman only, limits potential. For a team (not on 40 man roster) to have so few lefties is disturbing. I can think of only 3 in AA or better, who look interesting, Gomber, Evans and Littrel. But Littrel, who I was high on last year, had the suspension and was not particularly good in 2017. If it wasn’t for the lack of lefties he may not even be around in 2018.

    in reply to: Name 4 sleeper propects #43342
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    Sleepers for us. Sort of like Ryan Helsley for me the last few years. Someone who should be ranked significantly higher. Or others who will be in next years rankings.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42855
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    Unless Molina gets hurt, I think Carson Kelly should start the season in Memphis. Maybe Pena can be the backup until midseason. My thinking is that Kelly’s trade value is higher that way, and it would keep him sharp. Call him up in May or June, or trade him near the deadline.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42854
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    How about Huston Street? Not sure of his health if he is anything like he used to be. Probably get him on a minor league contract if he is rehabbing.

    in reply to: Cardinal Drafts #42832
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    Roriguez seems to have very good potential. Hopefully he and Lopez play in Peoria in 2018. Maybe Oviedo and Seijas can be their battery mates.

    in reply to: Cardinal Drafts #42831
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    I have always wondered why a team wouldn’t put emphasis on left handed pitching, at least as a tiebreaker in making choices. 3 things mostly coveted would have to be power, speed and left handers. Especially for the current state of our farm system, which we have only 1 left hander who stands out, Gomber. It is a quality that always be traded, i.e. Marco Gonzalez.

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    in reply to: BaseballHQ 2018 Cardinals projections #42827
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    Also fielding 2 Dominican teams should help as well, albeit 2 or years down the line.

    in reply to: BaseballHQ 2018 Cardinals projections #42826
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    I do not agree with their grade on the Cards pitching prospects. No other system can boast the starters (and future relievers from the group) we have at AA and AAA. With Alex Reyes and Flaherty having not graduated from rookie status yet also. It is a little troubling what is at high A and below, but again we are surely not the only team with gaps in their system. Also pitchers like Seijas and Oviedo along with 3 picks in the first 39 in this coming draft should help as well.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42670
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    Projected rotations to open the year, pre ALex Reyes.

    St Louis
    Martinez
    Wacha
    Wainright
    Weaver
    Micholous

    Memphis
    Flaherty
    Hudson
    Helsley
    Gomber
    Pearce

    Springfield
    Hicks
    Fernandez
    Woodford
    Jones
    Gonzales

    This is before injuries which surely would change these names. This is an exciting group. It puts Gant and Poncedeleon in the bullpen, which the latter may be a very good fit in that role. Also assuming Derian Gonzales isn’t moved to the pen where he ended 2017. He could be Springfields closer.

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    in reply to: 2018 Spring Training #42669
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    If I wanted to go to Spring Training one of these years, is there a better option, website, group, than going thru the Cardinals? They seem pretty expensive.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42266
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    The Grichuk trade works for 2 reasons 1) We get a top notch reliever, which we are in dire need of, and 2) We will give O’Neill and/or Bader playing time. Even Garcia may make his debut in 2018. I tire of the new age player who swings for the fences on every occasion. O’Neill might fit that description now, but I am hoping he will improve. Good luck Randall, but I believe this helps prune the vines so others can grow.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42113
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    So who is saying this team, as constructed can win 90 games? Unless we get amazing contributions from rookies or unknowns, this team cannot win 90 games. Gregerson is our closer, and we pass on Reed at reasonable years and price. How much cheaper can we get a closer than 2 years/18.5 mill?

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    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #42067
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    I have always wondered how Homer Bailey would do if moved to the bullpen. I believe his velocity is still there. But 2 things stand in the way, 1) The huge money owed to Bailey, and 2) likely the Reds would never deal him within the division. At this point I would take a Huston Street signing, even though he may be washed up.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #41961
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    I’d like to know what average Carpenter hits in different spots in the lineup. I can’t recall any player that hits so well in the leadoff spot but nowhere else. Also, is he sub .200 versus the Cubs? I sure hope he takes advantage of having Ozuna bat behind him, as one of the lineups they have proposed.

    Fowler
    Pham
    Carpenter
    Ozuna
    Dejong
    Gyorko/Martinez
    Molina
    Wong

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #41683
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    More and more I think Cardinals fans are being played by management. Love the Ozuna trade, but that should only be the beginning.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #41682
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    It just makes me sick that Reed signs 2 years/ $17 million with Twins. I just don’t understand how the Cards with their bullpen in the shape it is in couldn’t top that offer. But yet we could give Cecil 4 years and $28 mill. Being cheap and afraid another Cecil signing shouldn’t stop the Cardinals from doing needed business. I love the young arms, and they could fill out the bullpen, but every chance should be given for them to continue as starters as long as possible.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #40852
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    Its does seem as if there is way less trades and free agent signings than I expected. ALso, given the fact that pitchers and catchers will report to spring training in 6 weeks.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #40846
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    After reading that Yelich was made available, I propose a trade of Pham, Kelly, and Tuivelalla for Yelich, Steckenrider, and Barrclouigh. This is presuming Miami trades Reamuto. Maybe even include Bowman, or Mayers, for Ziegler, making it a 4 for 4 trade. I would hate to trade Pham, but we would get a controllable LH hitter with huge upside, and upgrade our bullpen. Miami makes a great trade partner, due to their scouting of our farm system, and the previous Stanton/Ozuna trade talks. And best of all, we retain our premium pitching prospects in case we want to upgrade our starting rotation.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #40655
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    6th Starter ideas. I think if any further trades are made to create roster spots, maybe the Cards should consider a plan to conserve innings on potential 6th starter candidates/ relievers:

    1) Alex Reyes pitches out of the pen thru mid May or early June. Then he is sent to Memphis to build up his pitch count as a starter.
    2) Hudson, Helsley, Gomber, and Gant start at Memphis. Hudson and/or Helsley get called up, and are moved to the pen at the end of July/ early August. This is presuming no injuries occur among the starters, in which case I would think that Gant or Gomber, depending on their performance at Memphis could fill in on a shorter term basis in the rotation.

    Granted 2 roster spots would be needed, but surely Helsley and Hudson would get a look in September at least any way.

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    I think we should sign Addison Reed, and seek a trade for Longoria and Archer. Maybe Gyorko, Kelly, and Fernandez for those 2.

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