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Unbelievable that they keep putting Edman in the OF.
Do you mean betting against the Cardinals?
I love that this:
Fowler last 10 days: .308/.387/.538/.926
Was directly followed by this:
‘Cause Mo says so.
I guess I’m glad Mozeliak is making decisions then…
Speaking of Cincy, that 4 game series may be a bit more than interesting and important since they acquired Aquino the Great. In that band box his pop flies should equal home runs.
Aquino wasn’t acquired. He’s been in the Reds system his whole career. He was a big-time prospect after 2016 and won player of the year in the FSL.
The Tommy Pham trade has the potential to be the worst as does the Voit and Mercado deals. Grichuk could also explode one year.
The best deal of all is the Lackey for Craig trade though.
I don’t see why the post-Cardinals Heyward WAR would count for us. We got Dakota Hudson for him too.
Likewise, we got Dylan Carlson for John Lackey making the Craig trade look even better for the Cardinals.
Guys, you got it all wrong. This will be the lineup:
That’s not unheard of here haha.
It sucks for Arozarena coming up fresh off of Fowler and Thomas having very good games. He should play, but there’s no way they don’t give the aforementioned two another start. Also, Edman starting and Carpenter DHing makes perfect sense especially with Jose Martinez out.
stlcard25 has the most likely lineup imo.
Mikolas makes $9.0M this year.
Carpenter makes $14.75M.
Goldschmidt makes $14.5M.
All three of their contract extensions start next year. That’s three of your four players. Complain next year.
This year’s wasted money is going to Cecil, Gregerson, and Gyorko.
Goldschmidt was an excellent acquisition. Now they have to decide if they want to re-sign Ozuna…at this point I am for it. Carlson has to be the reason why they don’t.
Carlson has played almost exclusively CF in 2019 so I don’t see Ozuna being a factor in Carlson’s promotion. Carlson is a year away anyway and Fowler, Bader, O’Neill, and Thomas are all probably factored in as well.
Absolutely no way you would release Reyes. The handwringing over trading him is laughable. You can’t predict these things. We’ve had two can-miss prospects that have missed hard in the last decade.
Reyes was on the same path as Giolito of the White Sox so this is unfortunate. I would have never looked at the two of them and thought, oh Reyes is the injury-prone one and Giolito is going to be solid.
I wondered why they didn’t start the runner, Wieters, with first and third and one out with JMart at the dish with a 3-2 count. Maybe that’s hindsight, but either way last season we seemed to do more hitting and running.
They did send Weiters. He is just that slow. He took off on three straight pitches I think. Garciaparra was talking about it on the broadcast and whether it was smart to avoid the double play and risk an easy strike-em-out, throw-em-out situation. Martinez just hit the ball hard and the 3B made a lightning quick turn.
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Hopefully, Bader can get back on track. He has a good bat and can surely produce at some point again. He was a very balanced hitter coming up. He does seem like a widely inconsistent player going forward. It’s nice that Fowler is able to play so well again to cover for Bader as Bader did for Fowler last year.
Just goes to show the FO decision to resign him before the season was BEYOND stupid…something they are really good at being lately!
It’s really frustrating that they’ve given extensions out to Carpenter and Molina when they had options remaining as well. Those options were the best parts of both players’ previous contracts and the front office ripped them up and handicapped themselves into over-paying for the decline years. Most likely, we could have still re-signed either player, if needed, just like with the Wainwright contract.
I’m glad Carpenter is doing his struggling in the minors though. I think he will figure it out soon and all this talk is moot.
I thought they would drop to under 20 even after the graduations. I didn’t expect the guys ‘replacing’ them so to speak to shoot up the rankings by mid-season, like Carlson.
Especially if we had all our eggs in just a couple baskets like Montero, Cabrera, and Gorman. But it seems to have worked out for now. I can see us really coming back heavy in the overall rankings by this time next year.
This just in, Cardinals are in first place!
Honestly, that’s a really good sign given that we graduated three of our best players from the list in Reyes, O’Neill, and Hudson.
As far as the Hick’s reporting fiasco goes… no news would have better than fake news.
Again, read above, but like BHC, it seems you’ve already made your mind up that the Cardinals front office is deviously trying to misled the fans about the injuries of players.
Im talking about Shildts comments a few days ago where he said more rest and it was a triceps strain. He obviously got that info from someone and was permitted to release that info to the media. Then turns out to be wrong, which is the screwup. But defend away.
BHC, the tricep is the muscle that connects directly to the UCL. He could have a tricep strain (strain is a tear) and a UCL tear. When I tore my ACL, I also tore my miniscus, my MCL, and I had a hamstring strain. My knee didn’t pop or hurt even, but it felt like a knife was being stabbed into the back of my leg….due to my hamstring.
Honestly though, this isn’t ground breaking knowledge.
Hard to believed it’s already been 8 years since AP’s departure. Since he was a great player for us, he does deserve a nice round of applause when he steps up to the dish for the first time. But, if I were in attendance I would only stand and clap for about 15 seconds and that’s it. The man willingly left us. Yes, AP had several million reasons to do so, but he still left. I know the applause will exceed a minute, but I think that’s a good 45+ seconds too long. In the whole scheme of things, it really isn’t a big deal though.
I decided to buy tickets yesterday and drive in from Kentucky for the game Friday. Needless to say, I will be cheerly loudly for Pujols. Haha
With tonight’s two-inning stint, Gant is now on pace for 90 appearances and 120 innings — both wildly unacceptable. He likely won’t last through June. But that’s okay. (For the team, if not for John Gant.)
Every single April we go through this. It is wildly unacceptable to me to paint Shildt as over-using anyone.
Gant has pitched back-to-back twice all year, never three times. He’s had a day off, or two, or three after every single other appearance. He will undoubtedly have more help later in the year and especially in September.
But because it’s April, we have a stacked deck of off-days. Presenting data in games or innings pitched based on a 162-game schedule that is skewed to the summer is not accurate.
Last year it was Jordan Hicks and several years ago it was Walden.
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It’s amazing how young/weak their starting rotation is with Brandon Woodruff, Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, and Zach Davies as the other four starters.
Fowler is going to have to do something this spring to justify his place on the roster.
I find it disturbing that so many people over simplify the idea of strengthening an inflamed shoulder period. Then you bring in the context of differentiating between types of pain.
It’s kind of mind-blowing how clueless everyone acts each time someone pops up with an injury as if there was a clear and obvious path to avoiding said injury and the players, whether it be Wainwright, Martinez, Reyes, or Ozuna, always chose to wrong path.
Goold said he had a PRP injection. Usually, you have to put the arm in a sling when you get those kinds of things to allow everything to settle. The sling is not a big deal, except to the great Mark Saxon.
The Cardinals have consistently produced major league results that aligned with their minor league performances. That’s all. Nothing fancy. But their minor league performances have frequently been discounted or dismissed outright by the national prospect raters, considerably more so than similar hitters and pitchers from other organizations.
Your comparison of Ian Happ vs. Harrison Bader a few years ago was spot on.
I agree wholeheartedly with this premise. One look at Adbert Alzolay going into last year vs. Ryan Helsley would indicate where the Cubs’ top prospect (!!) would sit in the Cardinals system, yet Alzolay was talked about as being near the top 100 and Helsley was nearly 5 or 6 prospect removed from various top 100 lists among the Cardinals prospects.