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Carson Kelly, last 10 games- .360 BA, 8 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 3 SO
Tommy Parsons – 5 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 0 ER. This performance got me to read Derek’s piece titled ‘Who is Tommy Parsons and Why is He So Good?’ again.
I had high hopes for Sam Tewes. But he seems to have all but disappeared.
I guess Tommy Parson had the the opening night jitters in his first game pitched for Palm Beach. Yesterday, he was back to form, pitching 7 innings with 6 hits, 0 BB, and 1 ER.
Just for the record …..
Peter Bourjos is 32 and has banked $8.3M playing baseball
Tyler Lyons is 30 and has banked $2.2M playing baseball
Jeremy Hazelbaker is 29 and has banked $1.6M playing baseball
Whether or not, they get a chance to make more money playing baseball, they all appear to be off to a good start in life, financially, and they’re certainly young enough to start a new career.
If no crystal ball available, just sign players to a contract that puts them on Workman’s Comp at the major league minimum if they are disabled. (i.e. 80% X $555K, or $440K prorated for the time that they are on the IL). That way the player still gets plenty of money to pay his living expenses, and the fans aren’t shelling out millions of dollars to a player who probably should be working a desk job.
Rick Hummel commented in the St. Louis Post-dispatch that Tyler Webb has allowed only 2 hits to left-handed batters in 22 AB’s (.091). He also mentioned in the same column that batters are hitting .467 off of Gregerson so far in limited action. I hope Mozeliak learned from this Gregerson episode.May 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #90174
With Wacha’s health issues over the years, he might not want to take a chance on missing out on a 3 or 4 year contract. OTOH, if he takes the QO, he picks up another $18M, or so, and the following year there’s no draft compensation for him signing with another team. I think our front office gives him a QO if they sincerely want him back for one year, and doesn’t give him one if they don’t want him back. I don’t think they give much weight to draft compensation for a player when deciding what to do.May 7, 2019 at 11:17 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #90171
Bumgarner does make the most sense in that he is a bonafide stopper which is something that this teams lacks. I’m not sure Mikolas is that guy is yet. Flaherty and Reyes both have the potential to be to be top of the rotation pitchers, but neither is close to being there for now. The problem with Bumgarner is that he is surely a rental. There’s no way the Cardinals are going to offer him more than 4, or maybe, 5 years, and he surely will want at least 6 years. I don’t like rentals. I’d rather go with players that are committed to the team and the organization and the fan base.
It isn’t going to happen. But I’d love to see Mikolas get a chance to pitch another scoreless inning tonight so he could get his ERA under 4.00.
I’m thinking that the reason the Rays fleeced us on Tommy Pham is because no other team wanted anything to do with him. Here was a player that the Cardinals drafted at the age of 18, then nursed along through all his injuries and all his struggles. Then, right after he emerged as a viable contributor at the major league level, he started complaining, and even bad mouthing, the hand that fed him all those years. I’m glad he’s gone from here, although I still want him to get financial independence because of all his trials and tribulations, both professionally and personally. Just don’t want him getting it here.
Derek – Thank for the piece about Parsons. It gives some more to think about. But what have you done for me lately? And who is 6’3 left handed pitcher Diego Cordero, and why is he so good? (:May 4, 2019 at 1:16 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #89861
Matthew Boyd is apparently being shopped by Detroit. But they apparently think they should get a prospect like Fernanado Tatis, Jr. or Eloy Jimenez for him. Good luck for that.
I would never have seen this piece on Jaison Andujar if it hadn’t been posted here. I’m glad I got to read it.
Who was it from The Athletic that said the Cardinals needed to go into a rebuild?!
The starters for Memphis are fattening up their averages tonight against Nashville.
Diego Cordero pitched another 6.2 shutout innings tonight for Peoria. He hasn’t been scored upon since April 7. (31.1 IP)
Cordero and Parsons are standout pitchers for Peoria, so far.May 3, 2019 at 8:16 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019 #89784
With all the outfield talent, infield talent, and pitching talent at Memphis, you have to think that there is trade talk going on. The problem that I see is that there’s no room for a new player on the current 25-man roster, not even for Stroman or Bumgarner. I guess, if they acquired Stroman or Bumgarner, they could put Hudson in the bank at Memphis and save him for a rainy day. But I get the idea that the consensus in the organization is that Hudson doesn’t have anything more to gain by going to Memphis, so sending him down would be unfair.
According to the Post-Dispatch Fowler does have the flu along with the rest of his family. He’s being given fluids because he was apparently getting dehydrated.
I agree that JMart’s defense is passable. But that’s mainly because his hitting keeps people from thinking so much about his mistakes in the field. He looks really clumsy at times in the field. If his manager and coaches had sent him up to the Royals, and if he then would have made one of his clumsy mistakes, the manager and coaches would have had to dodge some rotten apples.
The Phillies front office personnel deserve a pat on the back. They wanted to spend ‘stupid’ money and it’s starting to look like they succeeded with flying colors.
Tommy Parsons was at it again today… 5 IP, 3 H, 3 SO, 0 BB. Lowered his ERA to .026. I wonder why they only let him throw 53 pitches?May 1, 2019 at 11:50 am in reply to: Less and less demand for traditional sports writers #89460
I subscribed to a Cardinals only baseball magazine in the early 80’s called ‘Redbird Review’. It had write-up and glossy photos of some Cardinals’ prospects. I want to say that Jim Lindeman was on one of the covers. I received about 3 issues of the magazine, and then they stopped coming. I finally found out that the place that was publishing it burned down, and that was the end of that. (I don’t know if Brian has fire insurance, or not….. although that might not matter in this digital age that we’re living in.)
I’ve been wondering the same thing about Toerner. He’s been doing it in a pitcher’s league for a month now.
This mock draft by Jeff Ellis has only 4 pitchers going out of the first 19 picks. That kind of tells you that there are not a lot of good pitchers available this year. I still think the Cardinals should take the best available player unless they think they’ve found a high pitcher with a high ceiling available at 19.
stlcards – Do you know much about Parson’s stuff?
Woodford is averaging 4 walks per 9 inning game over his last 10 games. For the season his is averaging 4.5 walks per 9 inning game. Also, Woodford is averaging 16 pitches per inning, which is down from 16.7 pitches per inning. If he is being limited to 100 pitches in a start, this means that he is averaging 6 innings per start, which is not too bad by today’s diminished standards for a pitcher. He will have to do better than that at Triple A ball if he expects to survive at the MLB level. I’m going to guess and say that Woodford has not yet developed a swing and miss pitch, or it could be that he just doesn’t have confidence in his stuff. Either way, he’s not getting into the strike zone enough with his pitches.