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  • in reply to: Woodford #195177
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    I’d like to see Woodford in the bullpen this year. Then, next spring I’d like to see him win a spot in the rotation.

    Nest spring, the competition for a rotation spot is going to be strong. I’m attributing Hudson’s lack of success to lack of structure during the last offseason because of the labor conflict. So, I expect him to right his ship between now and spring training, and if that happens, the rotation should already be set for 2023 with Hudson, Wainwright, Mikolas, Quintana (they almost have to bring Quintana back because of his success so far), and Montgomery. That leaves Pallante, Woodford, Liberatore, Matz, Zack Thompson, and maybe Hicks trying to find a way into the rotation.

    One other thing I want to say is that I don’t understand why there’s talk of trading O’Neill. He’s just coming into his prime. I think they should extend him, not trade him.

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #194092
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    I had high hopes for Bedell. I hope you find out that he’s really okay and he’s just taking longer to recover than most TJ cases.

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #194091
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    I’m not a bit offended by bccran, and really, by any other posters here. 1982willie started it by attacking bccran for no reason, and bccran prolonged it by responding to an irrelevant comment. You guys are ruining this thread. Please chill.

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #194014
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    I would like to see an update on Ian Bedell. He had TJ surgery at the end of May in 2021 and it seems like he should be pitching by now. I know he’s presently on Peoria’s 7-day IL and I’m wondering if he’s had a set back.

    in reply to: Woodford #194010
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    I think Woodford’s pitches have late movement that wasn’t there a year or two ago. With the recent influx of pitching, there’s no reason to try to break him into MLB this year. So he’s pretty much out of the loop until next spring unless he’s chosen to be one of the September call-ups.

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    Off and on rain starting soon in ‘da Lou. Possible flooding
    since we might be getting 5 inches of rain. I don’t think there’s going to be a game tonight. But then, you never know when it comes to the weather.

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #193789
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    If Bader can stay on the field, he’ll become a rock star in New York.

    in reply to: Alec Burleson #193738
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    I thought for sure that Burleson would get traded. Either the front office thinks he’s got too much potential for them to trade him, or there’s something that scouts don’t like about him, or the rest of MLB has been asleep at the wheel. His progress through the system and the stats he has been putting up all along the way should have made him a hot topic in trade discussions. Maybe we’re finally going to see what Burleson can do at the Major League level.

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    I can see how Bader’s antics could bother some people. When CMart did his antics, I hated it and I wished he’d get traded. I’ll miss Bader’s trilling defense. I’m guessing that the Yankees were the ones that initiated this trade. Bader could be a real difference maker for the Yankees in the 2022 playoffs.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #193674
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    I agree with bccran, also.

    I’m glad this Soto sweepstakes is over. All this hyperventilating over a player who hasn’t stood the test of time and whose defense is below average, was getting way out of hand.

    With all of the trades that A.J. Preller has made, and all the money he has spent, the Padres better win something very soon, or Preller will find himself looking for work.

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    Trading for Hader very likely takes the Padres out of the mix that’s trying to acquire Soto. So now it’s between the Cardinals and the Dodgers. I’m going to say that the Dodgers are out of the running or the deal would have been done already. That leaves either the Cardinals now or the offseason later for a Soto trade.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #193323
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    I’ve been wondering the same thing, ‘Is Soto REALLY that good?’

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #193014
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    I didn’t read the whole piece yet, but at a glance I like the ranking a lot. I wouldn’t change any of it, although I could see LJ Jones added as an HM, and we might have to again find a spot in the Top 50 for Delvin Perez by the end of the season.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192850
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    I don’t think they will trade Carlson, although the rumors suggest that the Nats want him. The Cardinals consider him a homegrown, five tool player, and as Rat pointed out, the Cardinals may need him to play centerfield.

    It’s odd that Burleson’s name hasn’t been mentioned much by the rumor mill.

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    I think Dejong would be of interest to both Cincinnati and Tampa Bay, and they both have pitching that they could part with. Dejong is controllable for the next 3 years.

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #192799
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    I get the impression that the players from the last draft are primarily there to get used to professional ball and to get evaluated by trainers. I think the FCL is more about strength training, drills, and practice, practice, practice, than it is about playing games.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192797
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    I think Soto and Patrick Corbin get traded together this week. As previously suggested by various pundits, the Nats ownership wants this to happen as a prerequisite to selling the team this winter.

    IMO, Rizzo saying Patrick Corbin will not dilute the trade for Soto simply means that they still want ALL of the prospects that they are asking for plus their trade partner will have to take Corbin. It’s nice to know that the trade deadline is close.

    There’s an argument that the odds of Soto being traded are 50/50. That’s because there are only two possible outcomes, either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. BTW, using that logic, you could say that anybody’s chance of winning the lottery is also 50/50. Go figure.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192554
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    Also, MO does have budget constrain. Whether or not he should have budget constraints , is another subject.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192277
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    i love excellent defense, so I’ve cooled somewhat on Soto. Winn would surely be part of any Sosa trade, and giving up Winn’s arm for a Lonnie Smith type of defense
    is a chilling thought. One thing to keep in mind is that this current Soto frenzy is being fed by Boras and Rizzo. Sportswriters get the ‘inside scoop’ from a Boras or a Rizzo interview in exchange for writing something that serves the interests of a Boras or a Rizzo. Boras is laying the groundwork for that half a billion dollar contract that he wants for Soto, and Rizzo is just trying to get himself the maximum return in a Soto trade. Walter Alston with the Dodgers used to make manipulation of the media, and with that, manipulation of the fans an art form. Also, we need to keep in mind that if the Cardinals would acquire Sosa, it would be as a rental, and only a rental. There is no way on earth that WDWJr is handing out a 15 year contract to any player regardless of what Boras says. If I recall correctly, WDWJr wouldn’t even give Pujols an offer of more than seven years when he was a free agent. I think the hype about the Cardinals being serious contenders for Soto simply means that Rizzo likes the Cardinals’ farm system. All that said, I still think the Cardinals could acquire Soto. But if it happens, it won’t be for a massive package.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192200
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    This makes a big difference in my thinking on Soto.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192132
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    Gallegos, Hicks, Pallante, Fernandez, Oviedo, Woodford are not quite wild cards, IMO. The only available pitcher that I would want to make a play for is Castillo, and that’s not going to happen. Obviously, there’s no sense in giving up good prospects for a pitcher that’s not really better than what we already have.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192121
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    I agree with stlcard25 and bccran about our pitching. I would also like to see Pallante get more starts.

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    Despite all the hyperventilating by fans of every team, I still think there will be very few legitimate suitors for Soto, and the Cardinals are one of them. I also believe that MO will not wreck our entire farm system for a two-year rental of any player.

    I think Patrick Corbin will be part of any trade. Does anybody know what’s wrong Patrick Corbin? He gives up a HR or two in every game. Are the Nats leaving him in the game too long? If the Nats would take Dejong, that would cover part of the money owed to Corbin.

    I’m glad this is happening before the trade deadline instead of at the beginning of the offseason since that means we’ll have an answer in less than two weeks.

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192054
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    They’re not trading for Soto unless he comes relatively cheap. I think that’s possible but only if the Nats are dead set on moving him at the trade deadline. They’re not trading Carlson and they’re not trading Walker.

    I’d sure hate to see Winn get traded. That throw he made in the All Star Futures Game was unforgettable. But Edman is really good, also.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #192052
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    I use to be a Rosenthal fan, but no more. When he was here, he cried and cried about wanting to be a starter. Then, he got injured and the Cardinals organization nursed him along for over a year, until he got better. Then, he and Boras told the Cardinals to get lost.

    Personally, I’d rather not see Trevor Rosenthal again in a Cardinals uniform.

    I do think they gave up on John Brebbia too soon.

    I liked Dominic Leone when they first got him. But he wasn’t very effective when the Cardinals had him.

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