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Your slash line from Memphis is correct but not St. Louis.
Bader’s slash line in St. Louis is: .198/.319/.351/.671
Does anyone on here think there is a slight chance that Carlson could get called up this September?
On the surface it would seem to be an automatic no since he just made it to Memphis, he could be a strong AFL candidate, and there is a serious logjam in the OF in St. Louis. But considering the way he is tearing up Memphis and the fact this organization desperately wants to make the playoffs, I just wonder if they are giving it consideration.
Personally I wouldn’t do it but sometimes the FO surprises us.
Wow! It sure didn’t take Mo long to pull the trigger on that…..thanks GC (that’s “GameCard” to the layman).
Pugsy, I think the Memphis hitting coach was promoted last week when Budaska got canned.August 21, 2019 at 8:48 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #103193
Lindor would be interesting to discuss. The Indians probably can’t afford him long term. There is no telling what we would have to give up.
Would DeJong move to 3B?
Holland was washed up when signed? He was a National League All-Star and led the entire league in saves the year before he joined the Cardinals.
Well he washed up by May 1. Close enough.August 20, 2019 at 4:14 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #103080
Betts is intriguing of course but I think number 7 on Bowden’s list (Kluber) is a better fit for the Cardinals. Bowden lists the Cards as a potential suitor for Kluber as well.
When Mo does something like this he is accused of ‘dumpster diving.’ The Yankees do it with regularity and they call it ‘filtering.’ Sometimes they come up with a gem. But I don’t think Trevor is that kind of find.
The Yankees have one of the deepest bullpens in baseball. They don’t need Rosenthal to be successful. It is just a depth move for them and if he happens to turn it around then it is just a bonus. And the Nats are paying for it.
Mo, on the other hand, sometimes signs washed up relievers for bigger money and counts on them to be a significant contributor only to see them bomb. (Broxton, Holland, Gregerson). Cecil doesn’t really apply here because he was fairly well thought of when we signed him. It just didn’t work out.
Edman should not be in the OF because we have numerous better options.
Edman should not be at 2B because we already have one of the best 2B in MLB.
Edman should start at 3B EVERYDAY. He is a good defender there and we do not have any better options. Sorry to the Carp apologists.
Rat, I totally agree about the Cubs. They will go 5-1 at Wrigley this week so we better be prepared to match that.
If we have to use Wacha I would prefer a piggy back game. Try to get 3 good innings out of him then let Helsley go for 3 before turning it over to the rest of the pen.
I like all of your suggestions stl25. Makes sense.
Imagine the fan revolt if they trade the “wrong” ones. There was no reason not to see more of Thomas and Arozarena while Bader, O’Neill and Martinez were all out. No reason.
If they let Ozuna walk while trading Fowler and JMart I don’t think they will have to worry about a revolt, but as you have pointed out before, they don’t make decisions based on what the fans think anyway.
O’Neill, Bader, Thomas, Arozarena, and Carlson have the makings of a very good OF for years to come. Adolis-Garcia and Williams aren’t bad either.
I think I would start Edman at 3B most every game and allow Carp to be a bat off the bench. Carp can try to regroup in spring training next year. As Joe Maddon said the other the other day “this is big boy baseball time” and he doesn’t have the luxury of making sure no one gets their feelings hurt. It is time to win games. I think Shildt manages with a sense of urgency when it comes to the bullpen so he needs to do it with Carp also.
By the way, Edman has a cannon of an arm at 3B. He looks really good there. Much better than RF.
Obviously, they are going to be loyal to Carpenter. I respect that.
You recite the company line in every post. I am curious, is this out of conviction or just a desire to be the devil’s advocate so you can enjoy the responses from the other members of the board?
We really need to thin the ranks before next year. I love having depth but we don’t need guys rotting at Memphis. There could be some good trade opportunities over the winter unless we trade for even more OF’s like last time.
Is this a personal suspicion? Or if you’ve seen this from a team reporter, it would get my attention.
If it were from a team reporter it would have probably been on the front page of the P-D by now. Of course it is a personal suspicion. There is probably a .0000000000001% chance of anyone acknowledging that if it is true.
As long as we win Shildt can start Molina in CF for all I care.
But as a practical matter I would prefer to see Edman at 3B and Thomas or Randy in the OF.
gscottar, I hope you realize you may be in the minority about Albert’s visit. I did not care for the hype, either, and did not join in, but the fans overall seemed to enjoy the visit of Albert, Trout and the Angels immensely.
I am in the minority a lot of the time in relation to the “average Cardinal fan” so I am used to it.
I like playing geographical rivals but that is about the only appeal interleague has with me.
Games like Cards-Royals, Yanks-Mets, Nats-Orioles, Red Sox-Phillies, Rays-Marlins, Tigers-Pirates, Reds-Indians, Cubs-White Sox, Twins-Brewers, A’s-Giants, Dodgers-Angels, etc….all make sense to me. Most of the others do not.
OF course, the front office SHOULD care about Carpenter’s contract. However, unless you are suggesting Shildt is being told who to play, that is a separate matter from today’s lineup.
Yes, I am suggesting Shildt is being encouraged to play Carp due to his contract.
I don’t care what Carpenter’s contract is. If he continues to have his poor swing, I don’t see how he will help us much this year.
Forsch, I guarantee you the FO cares about his contract.
So, you were against Pujols coming to St. Louis?
Absolutely. That contrived drama drove me bananas. Goold got at least 10 columns out of it.
Hell I’m not conceding any away to the Cubs. Some talk about CHC as if the walk on water in Wrigley. They’ll be the ones hitting the links in Oct.
I am not conceding either but they are 41-19 at Wrigley so we better show up for war when we get there instead of our usual roll over and die.
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I tend to think the Cubs need a cushion coming into St. Louis for the last series of the year. If they don’t have a lead they will not win the division.
Well if they have a 4 game lead coming into Busch it is a moot point, which is why we need to pack our spines when we go to Wrigley.
I agree with Rat on cutting back the interleague games. Personally I think there should only be six, which would be a home and home with your “natural geographical rival”. Ours would be KC. Most teams have a natural geographical rival from the other league but not all.
The Cubs fate will rest on what they can do on the road the rest of the way because they are almost unbeatable at home. While we get them at Busch for three to close things out some astute observers are concerned that those games may not matter if we get swept in the four game set at Wrigley the week before. It is a legitimate concern considering we haven’t won a game at Wrigley yet this season.