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Sounds accurate to me. I think he overvalued some youngsters but the rest was good. He points out the problem…they never go for the big player in free agency and they always lack that great player. They’ll always be competitive but will never be a very good team, never be a powerhouse and the chances of winning the WS are between remote and impossible. To be a serious WS contender they need to get the big players. They’ll have a chance after the 21 season. I have high hopes but low expectations.
In a normal off season the Cardinals would likely go the legacy route. But legacy only works if tickets can be sold. With no gate receipts or very few They’re not likely to add payroll from where they are now.January 13, 2021 at 12:52 am in reply to: Agreement on 2021 rules/salaries/service time/contracts #151611
Would this limited attendance mean the tickets would be 300 dollars?
Fair enough, I can say average players to describe most of their acquisitions..not Goldschmidt.
It’s “fare” very well and not care very well.
That being said, it can’t be a surprise the Cardinals didn’t do well in the best players of 2021.
Goldschmidt and Flaherty are the only quality players they have. DeJong is mediocre and Molina is at the end of his career. The rest are unproven kids and average to below average slugs.
If you throw in San Diego then okay. But with no gate receipts, there’s nothing to do for small market teams. Now, if they are hesitant after 2021 then I’d be concerned that they are content to be mediocre. Nice nickname by the way and if and when they get serious in the off-season in some distant year, I won’t be mopey anymore.January 5, 2021 at 8:36 pm in reply to: Agreement on 2021 rules/salaries/service time/contracts #151171
Thanks for the further explanation. I hope they can play a full season on time…maybe have fans by August?
What have they done lately? I’m only iterested in what they have done in the last few months. I don’t need to hear how they’ve won 9,000 games since the Dewitts took over. When are they going to get serious. Now, signing Goldschmidt was a good move but that alone is not getting serious. After Goldschmidt you have to also add Harper and another top flight hitter. They add one player and he is supposed to win the WS. They did it with Heyward, they did it with Fowler, they did it with Ozuna and they did it with Goldscmidt. They need to go to 200 million to win the WS. Then they are trying.January 5, 2021 at 8:26 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2021 #151169
I agree on Flaherty unless you could get Trout. I’m for clearing out all the bad contracts and rebuilding but not him. He would be a guy you build around.
But at least the Padres are trying. They are doing that much.January 5, 2021 at 12:51 am in reply to: Agreement on 2021 rules/salaries/service time/contracts #151131
Sometimes my browser blocks the articles or places an ad over them. This one was readable after you suggested I read it. Thank you for the explanation. I’ll try not to bother you as much in the future.January 3, 2021 at 9:35 pm in reply to: Agreement on 2021 rules/salaries/service time/contracts #151099
Why don’t the owners want to stat on time?
Thanks and I agree. I’ve been saying it for years; get the talent from the outside but they keep trying to do it cheaply from within and you see the results. The last two Cardinal WS MVP’s came from the outside. Now, 2021 is a loss but going into the winter of 2021-22 the payroll needs to be 200 million. Or, they can continue with their present business model and be perpetually mediocre.
1. They’re all in the hall of fame
2. They all had supper at your house
3. They’re Libras
4. They where size 12 EEE
Just tell us and finish it!
The bullpen will be a strength, probably the only strength. The offense will be awful and the rotation after Flaherty and maybe Kim will be highly suspect.
We’d all like to see additions to the outfield and the team in general. It will never happen with no gate receipts. Your best bet is to stop calling for outside acquisitions and wait until November of 2021.
Was it Molina who called the offer ridiculous?
I watched the entire video of Mo’s chat or press conference or whatever it was and I was impressed. M is the BS artist of all time but not that day. He gave clear and concise answers to all questions with very little Mospeak. His candor was refreshing. His answer to Goold’s question about how can a team get better if it’s the same team was a good one. He simply said it can or it can’t. The plain honest truth. I took away that there won’t be any big deals and they want to look at the outfielders they have rather than bring in someone from the outside. The only thing he said that amused me was that he was excited about the roster as it is right now. How anyone could say that is beyond me but Mo has no choice as PBO, he can’t say I’m not excited about the roster we have. Overall, it was a good session and I hope he is as open and honest in the future. I’d give him an A for the chat.
No one knows if the vaccine will be effective enough to bring the numbers down quikly or if the vaccine will be ready in time to bring relief this season. They say spring but does that mean March or May. If it is late then there will likely be no appreciable effect until August or September. So, if I’m an owner I’m not counting on any gate receipts for 2021. Maybe there’ll be receipts but I’m not going to go spend tens of millions and then have no fans.
You are right that the time would be right for looking at some outside outfielders. However, the qualifier is no gate receipts for 2021. 2021 is not the time to add payroll with no gate4 receipts. I would be suprised if they sign a single player. They might for PR purposes but it will be a slug just for show. If was Junior I’d slash everything I could and not add one penny of new payroll. 2021 is going to be a weird kind of a year
A little of Bernie goes a looooonnnngggg way. To me he’s a shill for the owners.
Never heard of Russo but he is right about 1,2,5 and 6
3. Ozuna wasn’t good so letting him go was smart.
4. There’s no way to know if a kid is going to shine plus it’s early. Prospects are for trading as far as I’m concerned and sometimes you get burned.
Two things on Ozuna: 1. he was just an afterthought when Stanton turned down St. Louis and 2. Ozuna was a complete bust. Now, that is hindsight and may not be fair but results do count and he flopped. Hardly, a big trade. Goldschmidt was a big trade, Rolen was a big trade, Edmunds was a big trade…Ozuna was a swing and a miss.
Why would they make a big deal (IF IT COST THEM MILLIONS). Now, if they can make a trade that zeroes out then okay. But they’re not going to add to the payroll with no gate receipts.
I know very little about tecnicalities of how things works with all this stuff. Somebody help me, please. Does that mean Brebbia is gone? Can they sign him anyway?