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They need 2 great arms in the pen. Miller fills a huge need as a lefty and that shut down relief we so desperately need. Everyone acknowledges the importance of relief pitching and salaries are way up. But yet we still try to get it on the cheap, sans Brett Cecil. This just highlights what happens when you half-arse something.
Milwaukee’s bullpen was a game changer more than any other reason including MVP yelich. I would put all my efforts / resources into this. With Goldy, we have plenty of offense. Right now unfortunately, Miller has been linked with both Milwaukee and the Cubs.
Miller had a concerning year with the shoulder, but if he is healthy, there is no one better. I would also look at Kimbrel. Yeah, going to over pay, although him wanting 6 years is a little scary. Maybe 4 and record per year for a closer? Only tidbit I will add, is if Martinez is a possible candidate for the closer position and shows capacity to be a great one, then signing a starter or trading for a starter is another way to go. This team with a real, dominant bull pen would be World series Candidates.
side note – can we try very hard to sign Mikolas to extension as soon as possible
to get 1 of the many FA for next year settled.
- This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by davecubbs.
Yes his only 21, but I was expecting more from a top rated MLB prospect. Maybe, it’s just a matter of adjustments and he relaxes and we see a different story. Trust me I’m rooting for him.
But at some point(insert wong), you are what your record/ performance says you are.
I hope I’m wrong. I have only seen his MLB ABs. But if you think what we have seen from him in the bigs is showing you something, you need to take the rose colored glasses off.
I know small sample size, but I watch nearly every game. Kelley in his few chances to play has shown nothing. He looked anemic at the plate. Never seemed to make good contract. He Looked over matched.
MLB stats to date:
Avg .150 Obp .216 slug .187 OBS.402
Hopefully what we have seen, is not the player who he really is.
Put me in the column of not impressed or excited. Nice to have a good defensive backup catcher.
I think this little swoon/ dive may be a blessing that nudges the FO to make us sellers instead of falling that we should be buyers. This team isn’t winning anything anytime soon if it doesn’t make several changes.
Turns 27 in January
Hmm..let me see here. 2 outs…3 for 3 against me..has my number…has 19 HRs…yep…4 seamer down the old pike
Would love Martinez to be traded. Think he is a knucklehead. Don’t get all bent out of shape..I think my kids are too. But he is so immature. If he could bring back value I would be all in.
Love to see Wong and Fowler gone too. Fowler would cost us some of his salary and wong won’t bring back much of anything.July 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm in reply to: What is right with the Cardinals and what can be done to keep it going?? #60526
Hmm… something positive…hmmm
I have hope that next year because we could have 5 very good, very young SPs
1. Martinez takes 1 more step into becoming a great pitcher. Still little dopey..ah..sry..off track
2. Reyes finally recovers and stays healthy and we don’t screw around and just groom him as a starter only.
4. Weaver gets thru this slump and pitches to his potential
5. Wacha comes back and is strong as ever.
And we fix the pen..very doable. Have to spend on top guys though.
Kimbrel is free agent.
Then pick up 1 very good hitter, but free agent type. This team could contend pretty quickly again.
I would like Dozier or le Mathieu. Not a wong fan. Can’t have 1 guys batting under .200 let alone 3 like we had for a while. Thank u matt carpenter for helping there. If wong
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Had 2 great seasons 2013 and 2014. Everything else over 3.50 ERA and missed all of 2016 with Tommy John surgery. Have you seen him pitch. God awful. I swear when he does get an out it is lucky. Guys are hitting the ball hard on him. That slider he relied on last year is just flat and up.
Scouting report this winter.
Holland has never regained his flame-throwing velocity from his days in Kansas City, where he averaged 96.4 mph on his four-seamer during All-Star campaigns in 2013-14. He averaged 93.4 mph on the pitch last year, and batters hit it at a .286 average, the second-highest mark for any of his five full seasons.
Don’t act like they signed kimbrel and are shocked by the result here.
And the only 2 that can get anyone out, Hicks and Norris had a spat.
Go look at Milwaukee’s bullpen and then ask if this front office has a clue.
Another noodle arm. Picked that up in shallow left field. Why can’t these guys throw home. I was around so many guys who could make that throw easily. Just division 3 college ball. This guy is built like a rock and throws like jay.
Dejong is a bad SS. Just saw him not get to a ball 8 ft to his left .. didn’t even stop it from getting to outfield. Range of a 350 lb offensive lineman. Hope he can play 3rd for the future.
Good win. but man Carpenter almost single handedly blew the streak. Where was his head. Little league to drop that but worse than that was the oh schucks I drop it and let me take my sweet time picking it up. complete bonehead play.
I think it’s our best chance. I expect cubs to play well from here on. But i can see 1 of the perenial nose diving teams, arz and col to fall back.