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September 25, 2017 at 3:42 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #34137
Lackey yelled at Molina. He will NEVER be a Cardinal again. So you can put that out of your mind.
Let it go, you’ll only be disappointed when they do nothing this winter.
Earlier you said that all the pieces were in place, they just needed to perform better. Now you say that Matheny was dealt a bad hand. So which is it? Is the front office at fault or is Matheny at fault. Somebody is responsible.
What they always do…nothing.
They problem is they ARE pumping all cylinders; they’re just not that good. The whole notion that we have the talent we need they just have to play better has been used by these owners for years. Walt used to say that and Mo has many times. There are just too many guys on this team who are pedestrian. If they show up at spring training with this same roster, and admonishing people to “play better” then 20218 will be just as crappy as 2017. There needs to be a complete house cleaning this winter with big signings and big trades IF they want this team to get better. If they don’t care then they won’t do anything again.August 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #32096
Jager: Relax and take a breath from your oxygen mask or breath into a paper bag.
“I don’t see why it couldn’t succeed.”
I can see many reasons, the biggest one being the lack of talent.
That group will NOT succeed. If they make some significant upgrades then we’ll see.
In a very real sense they put up the white flag in April. The FO thought the Cubs would win 95 games, I think most people did. To match that the Cardinals would have had to go all in and that was never going to happen. So they looked at what they had:
1. Could Grichuk and Piscotty blossom into productive players? Bust
2. Would Diaz repeat on offense and get better at fielding? Bust
3. Would Wong finally reach his potential? He did.
4. Would Carpenter be a productive 3rd place hitter? Stupidest idea ever.
5. Could Gyorko play every day and produce? He’s been helpful but not spectacular.
6. Is Weaver ready to be a major league starter? Sure looks like it.
Now they know more about what they have on the 40 man roster.
If they decide to do anything, and there is no guarantee that they will, they have a better understanding of what needs fixing and if they can fix it internally.
gscottar: I meant the Browns to the Central.August 30, 2017 at 7:36 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #32043
But what if they don’t get a big bat?
What if the don’t sign any big free agents?
What if they don’t sign Lynn?
What if they do absolutely nothing?
Trading Leake may have only been to make room for Flaherty and nothing more.
Maybe they’ll do something meaningful but I wouldn’t place all your hopes for next season the St. Louis Cardinals…The Cardinals now, making any big acquisitions.
Bring the Rays to St. Louis.
Build a stadium in the south or by Earth City or even across the river.
Call them the Browns.
Send the Tigers to the East and put the Browns in the West.
You’d have a great natural rivalry with Kansas City and Chicago.
Good all around.
SAVE THE BROWNS!!!
It hurts when a player we like does badly and has a sub par year. The fact is IF this organization is serious about being a top notch contender and I’m sure they are serious but if they are then Grichuck, Piscotty, Leake, and perhaps others need to be gone from this team for 2018. Then either go all in for free agents and trades or bring up all the kids.
The problem is I don’t see where they have a plan for the future. What are they trying to do? I think doing nothing at the deadline might be symptomatic of them not having a clue as to what they are doing or what they should next.August 26, 2017 at 3:06 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #31696
These are all interesting and compelling acquisition ideas but if you will refer to recent Cardinal history; namely, the trading deadline of 2017 the front office discovered their new strategy…do nothing. Look for more of that in the off-season. Understand…Hosmer is not coming here, Moustakas is not coming here…no middle of the line-up guy is coming here. They are not going to trade for a”genuine” shortstop and move DeJong to third. When was the last time they made a “splash?” Holliday in 2009. Gyorko is under a good contract for 2 years I think, he plays third, DeJong plays short (he’s earned it), The Wonderkid is at second, Carpenter is at first. Pham has earned left and Fowler gets center by default. Grichuck, Piscotty or maybe Bader or Sierra as a long shot in right. Yadi catches of course. The line-up is virtually set already. Rotation: “Martinez, Leake, Wainwright and Wacha and either Weaver or Reyes. Rotation set. Bullpen: The great Cecil, Lyons, Bowman, Brebbria, Sammy T. Reyes or Weaver and some other guy from Memphis. It is possible that they do not acquire one single outside player. They may get a slug or two but no one worth having…Cecil’s brother maybe or his sister.
I can tell you for sure that Piscotty, Grichuk and Bader will not be the big bat. O’Neill? Who knows.
Thank you, now i don’t have to say it. A spot on-you just gave the talking points for this winter when they do nothing.
We need a time machine to send the front office back to last fall. Then they need to get serious.
“Been a long time that a Cardinal team was this hard to watch.”
Not that long. They were hard to watch last year and they did nothing about it in the off season.
Prediction: They’ll be just as hard to watch next year.August 20, 2017 at 11:53 pm in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #124: Cards at Pirates (in Williamsport, PA) Sun Aug 20 #31190
The big three aren’t going anywhere so forget it.
Can they find impingements with Leake and Cecil?
I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.
I hope Weaver replaces Leake in the rotation.
Hello Tommy John.August 10, 2017 at 10:08 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #30217
The only one worthy of blah blah blah is you with your loooong-winded posts.
Stanton has said he does not want to live in the midwest.
I know, bc, why don’t you have a clubhouse meeting and tell them to hit the ball where it’s pitched. That should solve the problem.
You couldn’t possible be more wrong. He doesn’t care one bit about losing. He wants to win of course but only on the cheap. Losing doesn’t bother him one bit and that’s the problem. We need owners who really do hate to lose. If he hated losing then he’d spend some of that 60 million of TV money and the 70 million profit every year.
But I tell you what..we can run a test.
If he really hates to lose as much as you say then this winter he will go “ALL IN” with BIG free agent signings and trades. He’ll burn up the winter meetings and grab all of the great talent.
It will be interesting to see just how much he “hates” losing and we’ll know by the time Spring training starts.
The roster is already set for the most part.
SS Probably DeJong
and whatever slugs they pick up to round out the bullpen.
Roster already set for 2018 and Mo will say he is “excited” about this team in spring training.
That will yield another lousy season in 2018
This front office moves glacially to make changes and then when they do the changes suck.
So, no, there will be no improvement from 2017 to 2018.
What would motivate them do anything. Cardinal fans are sheep. 3.2 million will buy tickets next year if the Cardinals literally did nothing this winter and what they will do will be very close to literally nothing.
For me it’s simple. We don’t have much talent. Memphis is not the hall of fame conduit that some people think it is and we never get anybody good from the outside. That’s it.