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That is sobering and depressing. There is really nothing to look forward to with this organization except perpetual mediocrity.
This may be in the wrong place but I couldn’t find a thread for Ozuna’s. How long does it take for fractured fingers to heal?
I can watch the Cardinals but what I can’t watch withot vomiting is Mozeliak and his line of BS about how he is excited about the team every year.
Schildt, Maddux and company are going nowhere. You’ll need to learn to live with it.
What do you mean by gutless?
My son was over for my birthday and when he saw Ozuna’s throw on Yellich’s ball he said,”why is he even on the team?” I explained the details but for me when I saw the throw all I could do was laugh uncontrollably. I’m old and in my youth we would have said he throws like a girl. He’s hurt and he’s doing the best he can but it is bad. He could cost us many games before the season is over and will. What do you do? Bench him for O’Neill? That will never happen. Unless he goes on the DL for sixty days he will be playing left field and unleashing those comical throws all year. No error was charged but he should not be playing in left field or anywhere until he is healthy and he is clearly not healthy. The Cardinals have some things to talk about but the Fowler and Ozuna deals have put them in a bind and there is no easy way out short of eating about 64 million dollars. I hope things get better…soon. Maybe they’ll sweep the Pirates and come home and contiue on a long winning streak. Hope springs eternal for me because I am nervous about the 25 man roster.
Unless I’m mistaken, there are 159 games left in the regular season. You guys need to wait. I don’t reach a determination on the season until my wedding anniversary…June 14. Give it some time. A guy like Goldschmidt can win games by himself and keep you close. Don’t panic…there’s plenty of time for that later.
Gee, thanks. That is about the nicest thing anyone has ever said about me.
I wish they’d leave baseball alone. It used to be a great game. Eventually they will have multi-ball as the final death of the sport.March 24, 2019 at 12:52 am in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #84544
Clever foray into philosophy/therapy…funny.
The fact that Bader, Wong, Fowler and Ozuna suck at hitting is a virtual metaphysical certainty.
And, I wouldbn’t call anything said on this forum as “intellectual.”
No Wong can not hit and never will.
Ozuna will repeat last year’s performance
Fowler is a slug and will flop like last year.
Now, Goldschmidt will have a good year and we’ll need it.March 23, 2019 at 12:40 pm in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #84528
If “What we’ve been building,” includes a center fielder who can’t hit, a second baseman who can’t hit, a left fielder who can’t throw or hit and a right fielder who can’t field, throw or hit then signing Harper would have been a coup.
I am impressed. God job, Junior. Having him in tow until 24 could yield great possibilities. If they can just replace Fowler this winter with a real player then who knows what might happen.
Of course Hudson should be in the rotation. It’s about options and contacts unfortunately.
Fowler doesn’t have to do anything to justify being on the roster nor does he have to do anything to even be on the roster. He is due 50 million dollars. Junior will not eat that or see him on the bench. He will be in right field so get used to it.
That’s what’s called “getting serious” in the off season. The Phillies saw what they needed and went out and got it. For some reason the Cardinals are unable to do that.
I have given credit to the front office in the past and I’ll do it again if they please me. Goldschmidt was a good deal and we didn’t give up much but if he leaves after 2019 and we don’t win the WS it is a push as they day in bridge. The problem with junior and Juniorettes is that they make one good deal each off-season (though Heyward, Fowler, Cecil, Leake, Ozuna were all hailed as good moves and Mo said he was excited about the team, which suggests a very low baseline for success. The problem is they stop. That one player is supposed to lead them out of the wilderness. It doesn’t work that way. You can’t put on the brakes. In addition to Goldschmidt and Miller they needed to release Fowler, sign McCutcheon for right, sign Kimbrel and then you are ready to play baseball. But they came up short again. Let’s hope for the best and when they do something right again I will acknowledge it.
What few games he closed last year it seemed like he enjoyed it…from his demeanor. I don’t think he has the mindset or the physical stamina to start all season succesfully.
It’s gall-darned not goll darn.February 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #82186
What would suggest to you that a thirty-three-year-old, mediocre player will make up 74 points in average against Braun?
I’m guessing that Cecil is in the pen along with Leone. Junior doesn’t eat salary very often. They’re not worthy of being on the team but they will be.February 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #82007
No, Kimbrel, Harper, Machado are not necessary. But releasing Fowler and signing, say McCutheon for right field would suggest they are not afraid of spending. Foolish spending like Fowler is not the answer but if they want the team to be a heavy favorite to win the division and make it to the WS they will have to change their approach. You can’t stop after Goldschmidt and Miller. They put on the brakes every year after one good acquisition and that’s why they miss the playoffs.February 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm in reply to: What is wrong with Dexter Fowler and what should be done? #81999
Somehow, you have misinterpreted my post. My point is that since they are cheap they will be reluctant or or simply refuse to eat his salary. If they weren’t cheap they would have released Fowler after the season and signed Harper along with Goldschmidt and Miller…THAT is not being cheap.