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  • in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #148370
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    Good catch BW. I didn’t scroll down far enough on the roster matrix to get to Palm Beach!

    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #148363
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    We have one unproven catcher on the 40man in Knizner.

    I’d prefer a veteran presence to 50/50 time share with Knizner, rather than Yadi. Jason Castro would be my choice.

    in reply to: Could Waino Have Been a Hall of Famer? #148361
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    7 yr peak war at BR (Jaws) might be what BW is referring to?

    Not sure how to expand on “when healthy” vs “when playing”.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148226
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    thanks, I had already googled 3 pages worth (that article included) and really didn’t find the answer I was looking for.

    I did see the players of each participant team do get postseason shares. I’ve always believed the postseason revenue was distributed between postseason teams, but was looking for conformation. If we’re in the hunt, it will make selling off at the deadline less desirable to our ownership.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148223
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    “thick of the division race” :

    Last offseason owners put an emphasis on postseason revenue like it’s the prize at the end of the rainbow.

    Is that shared equally amongst 30 teams? Or just the participants? The latter would suggest our ownership wouldn’t sell off at the deadline and have their sights set on a postseason run to pull in as much postseason revenue as possible.

    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #148206
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    25, your scenario could come to pass, it is a possibility, but it reads more like an accelerated wish list that I’d bet against.

    Seems you want Carlos and Fowler out of the picture asap, by benching Fowler and trading Carlos. The patient approach of wearing them off the seasons roster, like Carpenter and Miller, seems much more likely.

    in reply to: Player Payroll/Budget #148205
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    Is the FO done reducing budget commitments? Six arb players are coming up on the Wednesday, Dec. 2nd deadline. Will all be tendered?

    Flaherty, Hicks and Reyes are locks to be tendered for me. What about Brebbia, Gant and Bader? Is there a non-tender or two in the bunch?

    Maybe a trade in the final week before the deadline?

    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #148201
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    25, so you have Fowler as the worst outfielder getting benched and Carlos as successful and being traded at the deadline. That’s the opposite of last season, so most recent production is carrying very little weight for you.

    in reply to: Cardinals’ Off-season Needs #148184
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    Last season Edman was a starting outfielder for one-third of the team games. Today he appears to be the 2Bman. There’s a third of a season for someone to start in the outfield. Whether that’s 54 starts, or 20 remains undecided.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148154
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    Yah, BW asked me to quit using it so I did.

    So Carlos can be bought out next winter. Maybe that incentive will produce a 2017 season from him next year.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148150
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    Sorry, looks like I hit a nerve. I was just joking around about the surname because I previously called JMart “Bozo”, for months, and CMart’s current conduct is rather clown like also. Didn’t mean to offend.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148148
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    Fast forward to the present and they are two negative war players.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148134
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    I vote the org put a 5 year ban on the Martinez surname. The last two have been real bozos.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148130
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    A one year obviously never becomes a multi-year burden contract. The budget always has built in flexibility to adapt to next winters roster, even if the funds need to go in-house to arb player raises. Young players that are deemed ready never get blocked which allows the funds to float from 3B, to LF, to a SP’r. A very flexible approach to meeting changing roster needs.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148128
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    I like how ATL tries for one year FA contracts, especially the expensive ones like Donaldson, Ozuna and Morton.

    in reply to: Carlos Martinez in trouble again #148094
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    That “termination of a contract” above caught my eye. Probably too good to be true.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148086
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    BR has Kolten Wong as Hernandez #1 comparable. MLBTR expects Cesar to sign a 1/6mil contract and Wong a 2/16mil. Cesar as a career leadoff man does have the OBP to replace Wong in the batting order and he does hit LHP’s better than Kolten.

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #148051
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    Exactly. Committed to to managing future $ losses.

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #148037
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    Wong? Commitment to winning?
    How many Gold Glove leadoff men get paid to go away by a club committed to winning?

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #148032
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    Hard pass on Turner

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #148031
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    “So if you use 2021 with the expectation of finding out exactly what you have in O’Neill, Carlson and Thomas, it causes no harm.”

    Today, about 75% of our position player roster would be “sell low” candidates in a trade. Not only would STL find out exactly what we have in 2021 by playing our youth, but so would MLB, for any transactions next winter. We could spend 2021 raising the value of OUR roster, by committing to their playing time.

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #148020
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    DFA’d by BAL at 25 yrs old, non-tendered by the NYM at age 29, Justin Turner signed a minors deal with the LAD, with a 2014 ST invite, to compete for a utility infielder spot. He had accumulated 926 PA’s, a .684 ops and 8 HR. Now he’s a household name and MLBTR expects him to sign a 2/24mil contract for his ages 36 and 37 seasons. How’s that for a late bloomer?

    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #147952
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    The 2020 Orioles outfield ranked 7th best of 30 teams, by brWAR, name one starting outfielder.

    The 2020 Giants outfield ranked 8th of 30 teams, by brWAR, name one starting outfielder who isn’t Yaz’s grandson.

    No-one knew these players as household names, but they produced, given the chance.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #147916
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    We hope O’Neill can develop into Hunter Renfro type of production. Tyler has started 100 games, Hunter 368. It’s a tough comparable with differing stages of their careers. Tyler is a poor mans Renfro, at this time offensively.

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    in reply to: Our Younger OFers #147914
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    25, I hadn’t considered the Fowler DH option, which would open up outfield starts significantly. Good thought, currently there is more depth behind Fowler than there is behind Carpenter at 3B.

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