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    Hes also 35 rbis away from becoming 2nd all time in career RBIs surpassing babe ruth. Will be interesting to see what he are the cardinals decide. Both that and 700 hr clearly in reach with another year of healthy limited play.

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    Seem like it should be canada that loses their home games. Enough of this nonsense.

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    I agree- i wouldnt shake the man’s hand after that for anything in the world. I know a few stl attorneys who would love to pick this one up for a slander charge. This nonsense has to stop.

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    Arguing about who should be hof is almost as arbitrary as the standards on getting in- its all subjective and evolving.

    I have absolutely zero idea how defensive WAR is quantified per player. I doubt many on here (save brian?) do either. But it seems as though one way to help those voting 5 years plus down the road is to take offense out of the equation all together.

    If you glove is good enough to keep you as a starter- that’s enough. A substantially better offensive 3rd baseman who is an above average defender should NOT be awarded a gold glove over an avg offensive 3B who is an elite defender. Which is historically how its been awarded. Thats my opinion at least.

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Individual Awards #177019
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    Harper just not as good of yea as soto or tatis- i dont really get it.

    in reply to: Buster Posey Retiring #176266
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    Good for posey- baseball for him is a job and for giants fans simply a game. Life is short and at some point time > money, especially when you have buster posey money.

    The real question is will he be HOF? Id lean towards yes but only bc of the 3 rings/a roy/ and an mvp. But the cumulative stats just arent there- will be interesting.

    in reply to: 2021 World Series thread #175715
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    Besides the cheating thing…want to see braves win so freeman can get a ring. Another guy that its hard to not root for (unless he’s playing us of course)

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    That 8-6-3 dp must have been a sight. I think sean casey went 7-3 once- in fact he def did. In fairness hesitated bc he wasnt sure if ss caught ball.

    I think obviously pujols takes a minor league invite from the cards if given- i just dont think they will offer it to him. Sept seems more likely to me – although albert wants 700(doubt he gets there) and yes prob even to pass babe ruth im rbis.

    Baker and walker need more season- maybe lukken baker mid year if he continues to hit for power

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    That’s interesting. We always talk about Yadi for the Hall, but rarely Waino.

    I always think about waino vs. mike mussina when it comes to resume. Always consistently good and some great years where he was one of the best in baseball but never really THE best. They both have rings but no cya. Somehow mussina was seen as a no doubt HOF yet adam will prob fall off after a few years. Doesnt make a whole lot of sense but i digress..if you take wins out of the equation i think waino is objectively the better pitcher..off topic i digress!

    in reply to: Season grades. (Let’s face it, we’re done) #170876
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    Fyi Didnt mean anything against drew personally he was a great guy and even better businessman.

    But like any true good businessman HIS first priority is the shareholder. Its only fair game for the fans to be able to push back and expect a better product on the field!

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    The ownership is an old boys club that trickles down into the front office and management. Personally i know a few ppl from the drew baur area who say its run like a bank (if that makes sense to anyone) those at the top feed and everyone under better support the line or else they dont eat. Nothing changes as long as the bottom line is fat.

    Anecdotal- but I consider myself to be a huge cards fan. I probably watched 15 full games this year- 5 at busch and 10 either on hacked streaming or in a bar by chance.

    Point is if MY level of interest has started to wane imagine the casual fan- which to be honest- is what they care about. Lets hope we see cheaper ticket prices and tv options in the future – and more of a focus on running the organization like a corporation instead of a syndicate- just my .02$

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    Hot stove starts in august for us- what a letdown of a year

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    I agree 100% scott-haven’t heard anything about stl affinity and ive tried to find something

    Will just be interesting to see if we can land him or if he wants a trevor bauer style contract for a year- which will obviously put us out of the running. Im still going to say someone gives him 3 yrs and he takes it- just a guess.

    in reply to: MLB Trade Rumors latest free agent rankings. Who ya got? #170809
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    I dont doubt close to 8-10 club’s ability and willingness to get max- i just feel like we will be more competitive because they will see dollars better spent elsewhere. I dont know that many clubs will want to go 3 years on scherzer. We probably would. Hell if the aav is low enough 4 would surprise me.

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    Id love for someone to guess stomans contract correctly- that could be anywhere…$ years wise

    I still like scherzer- and i think it’s possible only bc it might fall in our lap due to his age and recent IR history.

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    I dont believe scherzer cares about anything more than the bottom line and everything else equal pitching for a team that is willing to contend. Ive seen ppl claim how much he wants to pitch for stl- and while i dont follow the nats beat writers for quotes – ive never heard or seen anything to back that up.

    That being said the cardinals are a rare bird when it comes to FAs..not willing to risk tons on $$ on a 23 yr old super phenoms upside- but willing to overpay on their downslide. Scherzer could be a perfect fit at a 3/60ish+ contract- and i think that might actually fit for everyone.

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    I can see 3 yrs for scherzer- no way someone gives him a mid 20s aav however. I just think other clubs will feel money is better spent elsewhere- including (hopefully) the cardinals. Hes a hall of famer – but i dont want him into his 40s.

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    Sometimes i think some of these threads are started because someone is bored and 100% purely trolling. It’s probably a defense mechanism to keep my faith in humanity 🤦‍♂️

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    If scherzer has said hed like to play for the cardinals he sure hasnt been very emphatic about lobbying for it. I have no doubt everything else equal he would like be close to home- but that implies money is equal . Ive heard dan mclaughlin imply more than once that hes inferred its a relatively unimportant factor when it comes to a contract negotiation- who knows.

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    Scherzer hasnt really ever volunteered the info that he’d love to play for the bfib etc ala mark buehrle- in fact when asked hes pretty much said he has no allegiance to the area/team.

    That being said hes the type of pitcher big guys might end up not favoring and we could come out on top anyway. Regardless i get the feeling we aren’t getting any kind of hometown discount

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    You know what’s going to be great though? When we get our injured guys back- it’s going to be just like getting new free agents!!

    Man i cant wait until august!

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    Your comment is offensive.

    All anybody is doing is pointing out he is underperforming this year, and you can’s criticize others for underperforming while giving Goldy a walk.

    You need to learn some manners.

    **i cant tell if this is supposed to be snark- if so well done i guess in eating crow? But its ok to call a post misguided when there is evidence against. I would have called the entire thread stupid to be quite honest but i dont like to be offensive.

    in reply to: 2021 All star game and draft moved from Atlanta #157017
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    Lets be clear- the owners (most of them pull the “woke” mark cuban types out) dont care about politics either. They are banking on the idea that most of the fans who disagree with politics in baseball (overwhelming majority) will roll their eyes and swallow their pride and still buy tickets/merch/streaming services. They are making a terrible business decision long term.

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    I dont think it will. Those who bend to the loud minority (on either side) are simply weak. The commissioner of baseball shouldnt be in that category.

    Mlb operates on thinner margins than nba and nfl and is losing fan interest at a much more rapid pace. My guess is that they will simply stop after this and everyone will just go back to playing baseball.

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    Mandred is an absolute coward and absolutely took a political stance.

    There are many states that have voter ID already because its common sense. It has nothing to do with baseball. Stand up for your views and be proud. Dont apologize- winners win and losers lose- always have, always will😂

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