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  • in reply to: The mystery of Harrison Bader #138471
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    Is Bader a different player today than the one who played in almost 300 games from 2017-2019?

    Is Kolten Wong the same hitter today he was from 2013-2016?

    Is Matt Carpenter the same hitter today he was from 2012-2018?

    As for Carlson being a priority – why is his playing time a priority over winning?

    in reply to: Offense #138084
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    Glad to see Dexter doing well vs. the unproven young OFers who aren’t doing so well.

    Fowler: 72 PA – 2 doubles, 4 HR – 6 BB:19 SO – .277/.347/.492/.840
    Bader: 54 PA – 4 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR – 6 BB:16 SO – .200/.333/.467/.800
    Edman: 98 PA – 4 doubles, 1 triple, 1 HR – 6 BB: 18 SO – .261/.367/.364/.700
    O’Neill: 77 PA – 2 doubles, 3 HR – 8 BB: 19 SO – .164/.273/.328/.601
    Carlson: 73 PA – 3 doubles, 1 HR – 5 BB: 21 SO – .176/.233/.265/.498
    Thomas: 5 PA – 2 BB: 1 SO – .000/.400/.000/.400

    Now, small and extremely small sample sizes apply, but it you want to put the best team on the fiel this year, Carlson needs to be sent to the alternative training site.

    When a player gets hot, like Bader did last week, you do not sit him the entirety of the following week, especially for a guy whose OPS rivals Fowler’s Slugging %.

    The best thing that can happen for Bader & O’Neill is they are traded to teams that will let them play through their slumps.

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #26 – Mon, Aug. 31 at Reds #137908
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    It’s bad enough the Cardinals consistently play Carlson instead of Bader & O’Neill, but now Edman, too?

    Should have just traded Bader & O’Neill at the deadline.

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #24 – Sat, Aug. 29 vs. Indians #137604
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    How many career plate appearances do each of them have? How many regular starts do each of them have in the majors?

    Those are biased questions, because they have more to do with time in the majors (Bader) and injuries (O’Neill) than anything else.

    If you are looking at a season when performance should dictate playing time, Carlson should have the least amount of PAs this year – by far…Instead, since he was called up, he is playing everyday at the expense of O’Neill and Bader – the two who were supposedly auditioning to be part of the future of the club this year…And then you have situations like yesterday, where they pinch hit Carlson for Bader…

    But do you really think Bader was given a chance to figure it out last year? He had 400 PA’s. Everybody wants to run him out of town because of hos miserable his sophomore season was at the plate, yet’ he was still on track to hit 18 HR over 600 PA’s and his OBP wasn’t significantly different than the prior year. The only thing that was down was his slugging %, which was driven by a lack of doubles…

    I would argue neither Bader nor O’Neill have been given the opportunity that Carlson has been given this year. Usually, it is because of veterans blocking them. Now, it’s because the Cardinals want to speed the development of their next big thing at the expense of players who should be more major-league ready.

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    Mozeliak needs to pull another JMart + Arozorena = Liberatore type trade or three…

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #24 – Sat, Aug. 29 vs. Indians #137598
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    However, other than Bader, most of the other young players haven’t been given that opportunity to “figure it out” in the majors.

    O’Neill has 77 PA’s, Carlson 66 and Bader 52…

    in reply to: Offense #136849
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    What’s your point please, LA?

    Compare the OPS’ – they are nearly the same.

    Are you complaining today that Wong cannot hit?

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    Rays need a catcher and an outfielder. Trade to them Matt Wieters and Dexter Fowler (and eat some cash).

    in reply to: Offense #136690
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    For everybody bemoaning how bad Bader’s 2018 was – go look at Wong’s 2014-2016.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #136518
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    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #16 – Sat, Aug. 22 vs. Reds #136465
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    @Pugs – Domino’s probably tasted like cardboard when you were in college, you just had too many beers to notice

    in reply to: Offense #136324
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    The Cardinals had intended for this to be a year to see what they have in the outfield. So, let the kids play. If there was ever a year to let the kids play through their struggles, this is it.

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #15 – Fri, Aug. 21 vs. Reds #136323
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    Bader made the error, yes.

    But then Cabrera became unhinged.

    And Schildt brought Webb into a high leverage situation. Webb does not do well in high leverage situations.

    Once the Reds had the lead, Schildt brought in Woodford, who was the better option with the bases loaded.

    This is about the third loss I will hang on Schildt (Ramirez, 2 Webb losses).

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals Game #11 – Tue., August 18 at Cubs #135794
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    If there was ever a year for the Cardinals to tank, this is it…

    No fans in the stands. All the double headers give them cover. Ability to draft Kumar Rocker.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/red-sox/plummeting-red-sox-could-land-one-these-monster-prospects-atop-2021-mlb-draft

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #130322
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    Not a fan of the last three picks

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #130251
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    Love the Masyn Winn pick!

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #130194
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    What happens if they don’t sign Walker? Is it like past years where they will get a compensatory pick in 2021. However, I thought that rule had changed.

    This might ease your concerns a little bit

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129928
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    for those, mostly high schoolers, who have a dollar figure in mind, below which they will not sign……
    WHEN DOES THE DRAFTING CLUB FIND OUT THAT DOLLAR FIGURE IS?

    – I don’t think you ever truly know until you get into the negotiations. But that is the one thing clubs are allowed to do this year is contact eligible draftees and find out what it would take to sign them. So, they should have a pretty strong indication of what it will take, this year more than most years.

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129717
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    It will be somebody who “falls” to the Cardinals

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129648
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    IMO you can get a Foscue type in the 2nd RD or later.

    Anthony Servideo

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129562
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    Cavelli is ranked #13 by MLB.com.
    Why would he fall to #21?

    Players fall all the time. Why did Gorman fall to the Cardinals? Why did Hudson?

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #129475
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    I know this shouldn’t factor in, but we already have Perez, Gil, etc. Those are longer term guys. Why not get a seasoned and proven college player?

    Because neither of those guys are very promising, and you (are supposed to) draft the best player available early on…

    If you look at what the Cardinals typically do in the first round, they draft somebody ranked fairly high that “falls” to them. Think Plummer, Perez, Gorman, etc. Hudson was ranked just outside the Top 10 when he was drafted, and Thompson was ranked about 17 IIRC.

    in reply to: Minor league salaries #129419
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    Didn’t the Toronto Blue Jays double the pay of their minor leaguers last year?

    And Oakland is giving them furloughs?

    Where do you think those undrafted kids are going to sign for $20k?

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #128496
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    I compared Wilcox and Mlodzinski’s stat’s because of comments like this:

    I have seen Cole Wilcox pitch in person and he throws with a lot of velocity but his control is sometimes off.

    I’m not sure two walks in 23 innings shows a lack of control.

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    between CM and Wilcox IMO CM is the more polished pitcher.

    You stated in another post you know somebody at South Carolina. There might be some bias in your opinion.

    in reply to: 2020 MLB Draft #128413
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    Let’s see:

    Wilcox: 1.57 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, 32K, 2 BB
    Mlodzinski: 2.84 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 22k, 8 BB

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