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  • in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #166476
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    What don’t you understand? In a 40 round draft, they typically draft 2-4 catchers. In a 20 round draft, they drafted one.

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #166453
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    No middle infielders so far. It’s pretty obvious that they’re drafting for need.

    Middle infielders are also a need in the system.

    in reply to: 2021 Lineup thread #166325
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    One thing MO has said before, and I agree with, is that MLB is not a developmental league. It is a results oriented league.

    So, don’t get mad when we trade away a player with between 0-300 plate appearances and he goes on to star at another club, right?

    in reply to: How Much Money? #166320
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    How much are they going to reduce payroll next year due to a decline in fan attendance per game, given that they have said many times that payroll is based on attendance?

    in reply to: 2022 Free Agents #166291
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    I don’t think the Cardinals are going to grab an outfielder.

    They should be trying to sign one of Scherzer, Lynn or Stroman, at a minimum.

    Who is Fletcher?

    And at this point, I think you have to write off Mikolas.

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #166288
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    Them not going in the first probably means they are going to school.

    Good call Pugs.

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    Exactly as he did in AAA.

    His .601 OPS in Memphis this year wasn’t exactly raking

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    It worked with Chapman and the Yankees

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #166083
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    Nogo was a no-show for us, although he never got a chance for regular playing time. The way it is going he will likely be the Player of the Week here soon for Pittsburgh.

    Yep.

    Nogowski 7-12 with scoreless frame

    in reply to: Is it time for a complete rebuild? #165669
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    @rat – batting average has forever been presented as part of a triple slash line with OBP and Slugging % – why exclude those if you are going to make an argument?

    Is it because they don’t give you the narrative you are trying to argue?

    For instance, Harrison Bader is currently sitting on a .300 OBP and Tommy Edman is sitting on a .308. So, what’s the difference between the two? If Bader gets a hit on his next AB, they are identical.

    He also has an OPS of .749 vs Edman’s .683. One player is 10% above league average, the other is 6% below.

    But you can tell all that from batting average, right?

    in reply to: Is it time for a complete rebuild? #165667
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    Arenado is the starting 3B for the NL in the All Star game and Goldy is on pace for 25 HR’s and 85 RBI’s so I don’t agree that they are that bad.

    Relative to the career norms they are being paid for, they are bad.

    No, they aren’t but this team has much bigger problems than those two.

    The two biggest salaries on the team are underperforming. Those are pretty big problems, especially when looking at the remainder of their contracts.

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    Suggest you read a few of the scouting reports on L.J. Jones,
    Blingboy.

    Listen to what his coach says about his power.

    And please don’t quote me 2021 stats when he’s only played in 31 games, after most of last 2 seasons off.

    Look more closely, blingboy.

    Are you always this condescending? Is this how you engage in conversations with your friends, family or co-workers?

    You are the only one that believes a college hitter that hasn’t produced in Low A is equivalent to high school hitters that have.

    Reiterating your stance over and over isn’t going to change that. Being condescending isn’t going to change that.

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    But then I am not sure anyone is available in the high minors to audition.

    Kramer Robertson is the obvious choice to take Carpenter’s position, but it seems as though they are intent on letting Carpenter play out the year.

    Teams value bullpen help for a pennant push, so the most marketable guys are likely Cabrera and Gallegos.

    I find it funny that everyone complains about our bullpen this year, but wants to trade away the bullpen pieces that have been most effective. What do we do for a bullpen next year?

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #165536
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    Yeah, they need to demote him and let him regroup at lower levels.

    in reply to: 2021 MLB Draft #165530
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    You can’t trade a player in the year he is drafted, however, you can include him as a player-to-be-named-later.

    No, I don’t think you draft to trade the player.

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    Washington Nationals are only 3.5 games back of the Mets, and have lost both Trea Turner and Kyle Schwarber recently.

    This might be the once chance we have to trade DeJong.

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #165507
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    Thompson pitched 3 innings of relief for Memphis today and nearly blew the game, giving up three runs in the 9th.

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    A OF acquisition seems necessary.

    If we weren’t 7.5 games back…

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    Its hard to call 20 PAs a chance.

    Agreed. But Nogowski was never a slugging 1B. I think shipping him off was more about clearing playing time for Juan Yepez.

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    I don’t see how LJ Jones is in the discussion with Carlson, Gorman and Walker at all.

    He was a college player. The other three were all drafted out of high school. He is in Low A with a .250/.293/.371 slash line. Walker jost got promoted after posting a .374/.475/.687 slash line.

    in reply to: Is it time for a complete rebuild? #165489
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    2017 – None of them look like foundational pieces. Robertson is probably a backup IF, Whitley a mediocre reliever. Mendoza is struggling in AAA.
    2018 – Roberts appears to be a bust, Baker has not done much of anything in his pro career, Gil was traded
    2019 – Thompson is really struggling in AAA. Fletcher is at the complex. Locey is traded. There are some that are doing better at the lower levels (Pallante, Connor Thomas, Todd Lott). The 2019 class seems like the one most impacted by the lost year.

    in reply to: Is it time for a complete rebuild? #165483
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    The club was recognized as having one of the best, if nit the best, Analytics group in the business.

    I don’t know when that was ever considered to be the case outside of Cardinals fans

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    Not taking anything away, but those pitches to Bader were way out of the zone.

    Yes, you were going out of your way to say something negative about Bader’s homerun.

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    Gant got a haircut I think a week ago

    in reply to: Affiliate Observations 2021 #165396
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    LOL – Clint Coulter has 3 hits on the season for Memphis. Every single hit has been a homerun.

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