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  • in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2022 #179536
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    Bonds was only arguably better than his dad and no where near his godfather Willie Mays up through age 34. He was really only superior to his dad in ops and in avoiding strike outs.He saw and actually experienced their decline. Bonds saw a path to avoid that inevitable demise.He didn’t care about MLB or the integrity of a game he saw as racist. Why should he not destroy that history while getting unprecedented wealth and notoriety?
    The idea of honoring the person who plotted to destroy you seems incongruous.

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2022 #179532
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    Again, I am shocked at people who discuss this issue as though fame and statistical achievement don’t need to be rooted in reality. Those bastards cheated. They harmed people. They deceived those who loved them and provided them with the avenue for their success.
    Their selfish deception irreparably harmed the game. It is a slippery slope to choose to expose the character flaws of some people while not exposing the flaws of others, so the argument to include them with revelations of their conduct included on plaques doesn’t have a real-world practical application.

    Are we really going to go back and update every player’s Hall of Fame biographies to include their most notorious actions. Is that what we have stooped to?

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2022 #179522
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    I am shocked that with all the MLB emphasis on hiring Ivy League scholars, no one has done a quantifiable study going game by game, at bat by at bat, where Barry Bonds’s final seasons under overwhelming evidence impacted both organizations and undividual careers.
    As he stood on top of the plate clad in armor peering out from the beady eyes embedded in that massive ever-expanding cranium, he changed winning probabilities on both game and season levels. He negatively impacted career length but also subsequent earning power.

    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2022 #179509
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    How does Ortiz completely escape any focus on his steroid use and sketchy involvement with violent felons.
    He may be the greatest guy, but scrutiny seems to get arbitrarily applied according to the players relationship with the press.
    The reason I really don’t know about these issues with Ortiz is they get little play. I understand it isn’t the time to question a man’s character after he has been shot. The point is watching MLB network for months, all the negative focus was on Bonds, Clemens, McGwire, Sosa, and Schilling. And Schilling…hate speech? Are we going to enforce that equitably? Have we historically enforced that at all?

    in reply to: The Cardinal Nation’s Top 50 Prospects for 2022 #179508
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    Super Joe fooled me, too.

    in reply to: The Cardinal Nation’s Top 50 Prospects for 2022 #179487
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    You only need jaredhofpower to sneak it out at Hammonds field. You don’t need to crush it. The wind is frequently gusting out.
    Nunez could and should play first and LF. Add in that the DH at bats in AA will have doubled, and you see plenty for Walker. Nunez, and even Whalen to work on in the field.
    Especially considering Whalen and Nunez, you often see a power spike like Yepez experienced last season about the time they start playing in those AA parks. It’s called the Mather effect.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Playoff Thread #179427
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    2nd place? Let the tantrums begin.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Playoff Thread #179424
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    Agreed. I would like to express my genuine appreciation prior to my consistent immature displays of poor sportsmanship which could follow any losses my team suffers.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179398
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    I was never in danger, but we felt quite ill for three weeks with nausea and felt like we were in a mental haze.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179372
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    Sorry to hear you have been ill. It caused me to drop out of the prospect voting. I couldn’t look at a screen for 10 days due to the headache.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179369
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    I propose we allow Mud to fire Schildt and bring in Vern Rapp.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179365
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    I heard on the low down Mud was receiving support and care from loved ones and a team of professionals due to anxiety he suffered upon the revelation he forgot to draft Mike Tyson. Think of the psychological advantage running out Mike Tyson would bring, and look at the devastation his omission has brought.

    in reply to: 2022 Alex Reyes #179349
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    I would assume he gets a chance to start, and if he does, he pitches like a young starter with some inconsistencies.

    He is a big strong horse. It is time to get real value out of him. 25 starts and 160 innings would be awesome.

    in reply to: Prospects #179309
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    This sight provides treats everyday. I am thankful for Brian’s work, and we can simply use our cravings to magnify our thankfulness for what this staff provides.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179285
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    I will go Louisville Redbirds to match the old AAA franchise. Switch to Cardinals if you like.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179281
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    The Land West of the Mississippi Cardinals

    1. LF Bobby Bonds
    2. 2B Delino Deshields
    3. 1B Mark McGwire
    4. RF Reggie Smith
    5. 3B Nolan Arenado
    6. C Ted Simmons
    7. CF Eric Davis
    8. SS Edgar Renteria
    9. P Adam Wainwright
    MGR. The White Rat
    SP Mort Cooper
    SP Mike Cuellar
    P Jessie Haines
    P Jim Kaat
    UT Bobby Bonilla
    UT Gregg Jefferies

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179264
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    Bake McBride was Lou Brock light. Both had a closed stance and brought electricity on the bases.
    Mumphrey and Gilkey both made their mark after leaving us.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179262
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    The guy who was really better than you thought was Ron Fairly. I only remember him as a lefty pinch hitter like Rusty Staub. In reality his totals were like Staub. He would have been a real UT steal late.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179252
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    John Denny was really quite good. I think he ended up around 36 war.

    The player I came away most impressed with is Paul Dejong. He is basically a young Marty Marion with Ron Gant’s bat. I nearly picked him for both SS and finally 2nd base. I just felt he hadn’t earned this status.

    The other player who shocked me was Mean Al. I recall him being invincible. The numbers suggested otherwise. It made me question the numbers; I still think I would pick Hrobosky over any other LH reliever this side of Billy Wagner.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179224
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    I almost went with Gregg Jeffries at 2B instead of Deshields. I would have taken the switch hitter Mumphrey in that case.
    I really loved him, and was one of the first minor leaguers I was excited about following.
    While on a trip to Tulsa, my parents took me to an Oilers game. The Cards team featured Mumphrey, Heity Cruz. and Larry Herndon.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179210
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    138. Nigel T Delino Deshields 2B

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179199
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    Boy Eck was fun to watch and a true winner, yet no logical person advocated to bring him back long term.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179193
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    There were rounds where I was on pins and needles waiting to pick. I made a big board, and that helped emotionally because I always had a plan b.

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179186
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    I was going to put Gant at 2B to fill out team thump. His .966 fielding at 2B is truly awful though.

    133. Nigel T The White Rat mgr

    in reply to: Fantasy “All Time” Cardinals Draft #179118
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    I was down to Cuellar vs Quisenberry and settled on the lefty. Gscottar pounced on Quiz and gave me second thoughts.

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