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    So, Stratton has assumed the role of McFarland as a pitcher we never want to see entering a game when we are ahead.

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    Willie – you are much better off staying at a hotel in downtown if you are driving from Evansville.

    47,000 people trying to leave at once will always be a nightmare.

    The reason they check you going in is so you don’t have a weapon on the way out…

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    Just let it go.

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    Having played 3B, Walker’s arm shoud be strong. Accuracy might be another thing.

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    Phillies also have 11 games remaining against the Nationals, who just traded away their two best offensive players.

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    He didn’t act like a hard nosed St. Louis Cardinal baseball player.

    Strangely, his primary value to the Cardinals was on defense, and his career hitting line is right in line with Edman’s.

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    I think they moved Bader because he has plantar fasciitis, which is a chronic condition.

    I guess this means Burleson is getting promoted!

    And please, please release McFarland!!!

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    I don’t know why I keep hoping McFarland will be gone. I’m sure they will just option out Thompson.

    LOL

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    Walker has not played another position other than 3B.

    The smart thing for the team in his development is to continue to play him at the hardest position until it is proven that he is not needed there.

    I don’t know how he “looks” at 3rd, but he has committed 18 errors and has a .905 fielding % this year.

    At AAA, they probably need to transition him to the outfield.

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    Dickerson has raised his OPS by 60 pts today. DeJong – 40 pts & Romine 90…

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    Yes, PDJ rediscovered his power stroke in Memphis. Let’s hope he keeps it going!

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    And if you are going to go for a WS, might as well trade for Syndegaard as well. His value isn’t especially high due to his $21 million salary and him becoming a free agent at the end of the year. Maybe Thompson + Woodford (free Jake!) for Syndegaard?

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    The Cardinals have a clear need for starting pitching right now, and that need is best addressed by dealing with the Angels.

    I would prefer Ohtani to Soto (Ohtani can pitch!!!), and believe your biggest upgrades come from dealing with your weakest points first.

    So, with that in mind, I ran a trade for Ohtani through the simulator, and it shows his value is 107.6.

    What could the Cardinals trade to the Angels for Ohtani? Gorman, Liberatore Burleson & Yepez have a combined trade value of 105.9.

    Ohtani gets to play for a winner, we would have a possiblity of getting Ohtani, Goldschmidt, Arenado, Pujols, Molina & Wainwright one ring together. Maybe a WS would be enough to convince Ohtani to resign with the Cards?

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    Last year he was a 21-year-old and this year he is a 23-year-old? Something funny about that math.

    Both Soto & Carlson are 23. By bWAR, Carlson has 1.3 this year and Soto has 3.4.

    As for who can play CF if they trade Carlson? Looks like next man up is Deluzio. Though I would think Nootbar would get a run at CF first. If I recall, O’Neil played CF in the minors. And I believe Capel is capable of playing there as well.

    That said, I do not think the Cardinals will trade for Soto.

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    I ran Carlson, Gorman & Liberatore through the trade simulator, and it came up with a value of 156.8 vs Soto at 176.8. It suggested that was a slight overpay by Washington.

    Added McGreevy, and the value going to Washington went up to 168.0, which it accepted as a fair trade. That would be the Cardinals giving up four former first rounders, three of whom were/are Top 100’s.

    But it would preserve a pipeline of Walker, Winn, Burleson & Graceffo.

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    This was a bad year for college pitching, it was a terrible year for college hitting.

    So, rather than go after upside, the Cardinals went after college players.

    Initial reaction is this draft feels like the 2017 draft.

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    Sounds just like a way screwing people out of money they deserve.

    They came up with this system, in part, to keep teams like the Yankees and Dodgers from telling kids they’ll draft them and give them $15 million. Then the kids tell small market teams they want $15 million.

    But, yes, the draft pooling did decrease what teams were spending on the draft.

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    It’s $125k for rounds 11-20. I believe it’s $20k for undrafted free agents.

    So, yes, there is incentive to go underslot in rounds 1-10, then overslot in rounds 11-20.

    For instance, if you sign a guy for $400,000 in round 10, he counts $400k against your bounus pool. But, if you sign him in round 11, he only counts $275,000 against your bonus pool.

    So, take the overslot guys in rounds 11-20 (if they are still on the board).

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    I think it would be much lower, because you don’t know how the draft is going to break.

    Do they discuss what it would take to actually sign? Yes. That have to…But can you reach a handshake agreement that you are going to draft player X and he is going to sign for a certain amoount? Very difficult.

    Now, it’s rumored the Reds had such an agreement in place with the player they drafted last night, and I am assuming Brock Porter will be drafted by the Rangers today with the $2.3 million in space they have available from the Kumar Rocker deal, but I think in terms of actual handshake agreements, it is very limited.

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    Hjerpe was one of the best pitchers in college this year, don’t think he is going too far underslot, if at all.

    This last pitcher may be underslot.

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    I would’ve gone with a RHP there

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    Yes, he credits Joey Votto, Matt Holliday and a performance academy with helping him retool his swing.

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    Cardinals shortstop Masyn Winn made a 100.5 mph to first to throw out Houston’s Yainer Diaz in the second inning, faster than any throw in a big league game since Statcast started in 2015.

    Future’s game

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    I was going to ask how big of a lead is safe to bring in McFarland, thought better of it, and now I see no lead is safe to bring him in.

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    You have to add prospects to get them to take McFarland and VerHagen.

    Heck, they would probably have the sense just to waive McFarland.

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