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Some of those who got the PPP money returned it.
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These PPP ‘loans’ are a necessary part of the stimuli packages that are designed to keep our economy from crashing, and taking the world’s economies with it. It almost doesn’t matter where the money goes, just so long as it somehow gets into the economy.
IMO, there are more reasons why Carlson, Dean, and Ravelo could be starting in the outfield, than reasons they they could not. All of these players have excellent minor league track records, although it will be a big surprise because nobody else that I know of has suggested that that could happen.
Nice to see that the team is owned by a part of the St. Louis community rather than one individual.
Miller has to be good enough to get into 17 more games in order to collect another $10M next season. Even if he doesn’t get into those 17 games and does not pitch for the Cardinals next year, he still collects $5M.
Eventually this will all come to an end. They will find a vaccine, or they will find a cure, or the whole thing will just blow over. In the meantime let’s all continue to be responsible about this.
I tend to agree with you, GC. But let’s leave it at that because wearing a mask has been completely politicized. That said, I for one, absolutely do not want to get this virus. There have been studies that have determined that wearing a mask doesn’t really prevent the spread of the virus. Personally, sometimes I wear a mask, sometimes I don’t .
In defense of our FO, if the quarantine hadn’t been ordered, they might have been able to trade for a proven outfielder before the end of ST. There was still time.
Also, supposedly, a trade for Arenado was in the works. I thought that if we acquired Arenado, Carpenter would have moved to left. The offense would have been better whether Carpenter was productive in LF, or not. Also, Lindor might still get traded although the Cardinals don’t seem to match up with the Indians very well, IMO.
I thought Manfred’s comment was incredibly dumb and bungled also. But then when I read Euro Dandy’s explanation and understood that what Manfred said was taken out of context, I realized that all Wingo was doing was trying to manipulate his audience into agreeing with his personal bias. Sports media personalities aren’t any more ethical than the national media personalities. They mirror one another except for their content. The world would be a better place if these goons were out chasing butterflies rather than appearing in the media. I sure hope the aspiring writers here don’t end up that way in their careers.
You might be right. But the players weren’t asking for help. The owners were, and the players called them liars.
It’s nice to know that the owners are trying to operate with some semblance of sanity. They know they will lose money, so they’re doing everything they can to reduce their losses. It’s stupid to just throw money from anywhere at your losses. A well run organization should operate with revenue generated by itself. The players, possessed by their own arrogance and greed, missed a chance to begin an era of cooperation with the owners, and in so doing, set an example for others to follow. Who knows where that might have taken them, and the game?
Nogowski will get significant AB’s this year. That’s just the way Shildt and the Cardinals operate.
Leake was traded by the Reds rather than extend him. The Cardinals and the Mariners both had to pay to get rid of him. The Mariners will have to pay another $5M so that the D-backs can get rid of him.. Leake will be free agent after 2020. Lets see if he’s one of the loudest voices complaining if he doesn’t get the offer he wants in free agency.
With the kind of year Nogowski had in 2019, he should be trade bait, IMO. I don’t see any reason to think that 2019 was an outlier. It’s too bad for him that he won’t get much exposure to other teams this year.
I think the point that I was trying to make is that just because they have had such poor free agent signings lately, it doesn’t mean that they will never be able to have any success with it. But no one can argue that MO has been pretty lame at selecting free agents to go after whether they sign or not.
They did pretty well with Holliday, Berkman, and Beltran. Just haven’t been able to hit the jackpot recently.
Edwin Nuñez needs to be placed in the Top 50, doesn’t he? He might be as good of a prospect as Hence. However, there hasn’t been nearly as much written about Nuñez as there has about Hence who who comes in at No. 19 in the most recent ranking. I have an idea where I would put him, but I think I should wait and see what else BW, and possibly others, have to say about him first. It’s hard to find out much about the kid unless somebody can tap into one of the scouts that was scouting him. First impression is that he is another high school kid to pay special attention to. We will know next to nothing for about a year from now, and won’t know much more than that for about two to three years.
That ‘Flores Executes’ article by BW about how the signings went so smoothly is quite a good read. I didn’t like bringing Flores in when they first hired him because he didn’t have a traditional scouting background, and I thought his cameras and whatever else he brought with him was sort of gimmicky. I think most people now would say that he’s gotten better and better at what he does.
I remember that during ST Alex Reyes was desperate to make the cut and go north after all these years of struggling along. At the time it didn’t look like the numbers were going to work for him. But with this 30 man roster, barring another injury, he looks like a sure bet to make it
back to the big leagues right out of ST-2. I can’t wait to see him pitch. There’s no way to know what Brad Miller will be like at ST-2. But if I remember correctly, his health was non-optimum back in March and he was trying to work his way out of it. If he doesn’t make it, Sosa will likely get his chance, IMHO, but we still won’t have a left handed DH or a left handed bench bat.June 26, 2020 at 9:43 pm in reply to: Resumption of spring training/regular season/playoff format #131598
I can’t get excited about a hitter coming off of a .229 BA which is what Carpenter hit last year. I know about his OBP and walks, etc. So what? He hit .229.
I think some kind of dialogue occurred before and after the draft. I don’t know if there was any give and take during those talks. Negotiations usually take a lot of time. But here we are only two weeks after the draft and everybody is signed. I was just speculating on how that could happen as smoothly as it did. That’s all. I’d say that years of experience with the draft had something to do with it.June 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm in reply to: Resumption of spring training/regular season/playoff format #131563
The glaring weakness is no real DH. I guess Miller and Ravelo will split that duty. Justin Williams could be in a good spot if he performs well in Springfield because he is a LH bat. I’ll be glad when Sosa starts getting opportunities. That should come soon.
Still, $1,115,000 is a hell of a lot of money to hand over to a 17 year old boy who may, or may not, become a big league ballplayer. The Cardinals must have some kind of system that determines how much they should have to fork over for any given player. That system must be legitimate since every player that they drafted signed for what they offered him.
It’s considerate for the owners to do that since most employers don’t pay employees who are laid off. Of course, there are those who see this as the glass being half empty, rather than half full. I am currently engaged in a dialogue with one of my millennial sons who would probably see it that way if I brought it up to him.