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    Don’t trade Lynn unless we get a big return for him.

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    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Avatarmudville.
    in reply to: Minor league thread – Tue Jul 18 #28036
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    I guess its his personal business, but I’d sure like to know a little more about Leandro Cedeno, and what’s wrong with him, and when he’ll be back. Its not often that a player can translate his bat from the DSL to the GCL as easily as he did.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #93: Cards at Mets: Tue July 18 #27917
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    Happy Birthday, Jags!

    in reply to: Giancarlo Stanton thread #27809
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    You could get Stanton even up for Grichuk. But you will have to pay all of the following money to him.

    2017 27 Miami Marlins $14,500,000 6.118
    2018 28 Miami Marlins $25,000,000
    2019 29 Miami Marlins $26,000,000
    2020 30 Miami Marlins $26,000,000 may opt out of contract following 2020 season
    2021 31 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2022 32 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2023 33 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2024 34 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2025 35 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2026 36 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2027 37 Miami Marlins $25,000,000
    2028 38 Miami Marlins *$25,000,000 $25M Team Option, $10M Buyout

    If there is a recession, or if attendance falls off a cliff, you still have to pay him….every penny until he’s 37 years old. Then, for a measly $10M you can be excused from having to pay him the final $25M at the age of 38. And, BTW, he only plays for 120 games per year on average.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Avatarmudville.
    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #89: Cards at Bucs: Fri Jul 14 #27629
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    Rosenthal was impressive in the 8th inning. Looked like his old self. Seemed to be satisfied getting outs at 97 MPH instead of trying to force an out at 101.

    in reply to: PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A PAID SCOUT SUBSCRIBER #27628
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    UCC – I don’t completely understand everything that you are talking about in your post. But I fully understand that you care about your subscribers and their interests, and that’s enough for me.

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    After seeing CC’s post later on this thread, I wanted to delete my post that precedes this one, but couldn’t.

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    Yes. But when a player who has been busted for using steroids is struggling, it makes me wonder.

    Luis Robert built himself a remarkable physique without steroids, didn’t he? Other prospects should, also.

    in reply to: Grichuk to DL #27569
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    I wish him the best. But I don’t see how Randall Grichuk has earned a spot on the 25-man roster.

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    My anniversary date is in November. After reading a post by a subscriber who got shafted by Scout with their automatic renewal, I called them and got mine cancelled. I received a cancellation email from them which I saved just to make sure they don’t try to charge me in November. The attendant asked me why I wanted to cancel. I thought that was a dumb question since there is next to nothing on their site that is remarkable, and I told him so. I also get the impression that Scout is swindling people, and that they know it, since there is nothing new on their website anymore. I think it was an oversight by TCN to not negotiate with Scout to prevent this from happening.

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    I don’t think its wise to underestimate the impact that steroids can have on a person.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #27492
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    Here’s is what Stanton is owed per Baseball Reference:
    2017 27 Miami Marlins $14,500,000 6.118
    2018 28 Miami Marlins $25,000,000
    2019 29 Miami Marlins $26,000,000
    2020 30 Miami Marlins $26,000,000 may opt out of contract following 2020 season
    2021 31 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2022 32 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2023 33 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2024 34 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2025 35 Miami Marlins $32,000,000
    2026 36 Miami Marlins $29,000,000
    2027 37 Miami Marlins $25,000,000
    2028 38 Miami Marlins *$25,000,000 $25M Team Option, $10M Buyout

    Besides this insane contract with 11.5 years remaining on it, Stanton is only healthy for about
    120 games per year on average. Forget about the Cardinals acquiring Giancarlo Stanton. He is not coming to St. Louis.

    Also, IMO, there is almost no chance that Donaldson is coming to St. Louis. The Blue Jays biggest need is for a catcher. The Cardinals are not going to give them the best catching prospect in all of the minor leagues for an aging third baseman who is surely a rental.

    The Cardinals are flush with pitching. Lets just see where that takes us.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #27264
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    I could see trading Carpenter and Lynn to the Yankees for three of their top prospects. That would give them a pretty good chance against the Red Sox. I would want my choice of three of the Yankees best prospects for that kind of a deal. Then, possibly offer one of those prospects plus one of our prospects, not named Reyes or Kelly, to the Blue Jays for Donaldson. Then, trade Gyorko to the Red Sox for two of their best pitching prospects. Then, we would have so much pitching to offer the Marlins that they would have no choice but to send Stanton to St. Louis.

    Of course, this is all semi-delusional. But, what the heck…..

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    9 IP, 1 H, 12 SO, and 0 BB for O’Reilly. Impressive even if its only Low A. He’s got to have more than control. He’s got to have movement for a line like that.

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    What do you think about the Cubs front office and their field manager? Epstein has committed $250M to player batting .254 with 6 HR’s in half a season, and there is not much pitching anywhere in their system. And Maddon has a team of world champions that can’t even win half of their games. I’m not a fan of MM because of his handling of the lineups, and because his teams’ poor defense and bad baserunning which, I believe, are the fault of the manager and his staff. But would his replacement be any better?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by Avatarmudville.
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    We don’t need more prospects. We need an impact player like Stanton, or Donaldson. Trading Martinez is like tanking and going for a complete reconstruction. Tanking is overrated, IMO. Teams that tank like the Padres and the Braves seem to take forever to get themselves back into contention. I got the impression last year that when Reyes was up, simply by virtue of his talent, he got Martinez to elevate game. I’m hoping for that to happen again next year.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #27156
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    To me, he looks like he doesn’t have his head in the game most of the time.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #88: Cards vs. Mets: Sun Jul 9 #27146
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    DeJong looks a lot better at SS than Diaz. But I don’t think we’re going to see many highlight reel plays of DeJong at short. I really like dazzling defensive plays. That’s why I’ve always held back my criticism of Wong.

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    The Yankees need a first baseman for sure. But its way too early to tell if Voit is going to stick, so trading Carpenter might not be a good move.

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    Just checked the Cardinals’ website. No news there. Glad to have this thread and be able to read these posts.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #86: Cards vs. Mets: Fri Jul 7 #26948
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    John Brebbia. Two strikeouts to start the 6th. The Cardinals are at it again with the pixie dust.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #86: Cards vs. Mets: Fri Jul 7 #26945
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    Disagree completely. IMO, Martinez went down because he was the one that made the most sense to send down. They have to keep Tuivailala and Weaver because Lynn, Oh, and Rosenthal are trade bait, and they have to have pitchers ready to take their place, and also because Duke will be back soon and they need to have a player available to open up a roster spot. And they have to keep Brebbia because he has earned it so far just like Voit has. There’s no sense in sending Mejia down because they need his spot for Wong when he comes back. If Voit cools, and I’d love it if he never cools down…..but if Voit cools down, Maritnez will be back unless Bader just out classes him at AAA. Regardless, of what happens, it is ridiculous for a player with a bat like Jose Martinez’ to be in the minors.

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    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #86: Cards vs. Mets: Fri Jul 7 #26934
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    This is so unfair to Jose Martinez that it makes me sick.

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    Its worth noting that the BP people were able to come up with a reasonable explanation for’Why He Might Fail’ for every player on the list, except Carson Kelly. The BP apparently could not find a rational explanation for why Carson Kelly might fail. I sure hope we don’t trade Kelly. To me. that would be like if the Green Bay Packers traded Aaron Rodgers because they already had a 39 year-old Brett Favre who can still play.

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