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  • in reply to: Marcell Ozuna #117805
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    I might go four years for Ozuna if the AAV wasn’t too bad. The reason being is that I just don’t like any of our other cleanup options. At least not as of this typing. Too many question marks.

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    in reply to: Cubs thread #117757
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    Are the Cubs really going to trade Kris Bryant? What about Wilson Contreras?

    Whats up with that anyway?

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    in reply to: Reds thread #117697
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    Look him up mudville. 600 pounder. Pugs muscled him around though.

    in reply to: Reds thread #117689
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    Arizuna, I mean, Arizona is one less place for him as well now that they’ve signed Haystacks Calhoun.

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    in reply to: Jose Martinez… #117664
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    I agree stlcard25 that Edman might very well be a super-sub. But only in 2020. And maybe not all of 2020. If someone slumps, gets hurt, etc, he will be in the lineup everyday. I think a lot of this will be determined by two things:
    1) What happens to Ozuna
    2) Does Carpenter rebound

    Fowler is going to play if he does anything at all.

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    in reply to: Marcell Ozuna #117599
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    Any news on the Ozuna front? Now that Arizona has signed Calhoun I doubt Ozuna becomes Arizuna. I am starting to think he does indeed end up back under the Arch next year.

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    in reply to: Marcell Ozuna #116939
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    3 years/$45M

    I’d take that and keep my fingers crossed.

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    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2020 #116250
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    Very glad to see Ted Simmons make it to the HOF. Always felt like he was very deserving when you compare his stats with others.

    Besides, he’s currently hitting .341 for me in my 1975 St. Louis Replay in Strat-O-Matic.

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    in reply to: MLB announces pace of play changes #115783
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    Has that rule been finalized yet? Is it definitely a rule next year?

    r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~who had ham, turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, dressing and pumpkin pie and cool whip for Thanksgiving dinner. And today too.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #115199
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    I hope the line-up looks like this:
    Edman RF
    Wong 2B
    Goldschmidt 1B
    Dejong SS
    Carlson LF
    Molina C
    Carpenter 3B
    Arozarena CF

    You want DeJong in the cleanup spot?????

    Not in a million years. Unless he turns it around big time.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #115177
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    Edman would bat 3rd in the lineup above. Tommy Edman is very reminiscent of a modern day Tommy Herr as far as I am concerned.

    Fowler
    Wong
    Edman
    Goldschmidt
    Martinez
    Molina
    DeJong
    Carpenter

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #114615
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    Goldschmidt should bat 4th with the current lineup.

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    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #114511
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    Can Edman play LF?

    in reply to: 2019 MLB Awards #114408
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    Bellinger wins the NL MVP Award.

    Trout wins the AL MVP Award. He was deserving. Bregman finishes a close 2nd. Both Trout and Bregman got all of the 1st and 2nd place votes. It went like this:

    Trout 17 & 13
    Bregman 13 & 17

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    in reply to: 2019 MLB Awards #114390
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    And my $$$ is on Bellinger in the NL and Bregman in the AL for the MVP award.

    Wait, what did I just hear? Was that a drum, or bang, or something?

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    in reply to: 2019 MLB Awards #114306
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    Verlander edges out Cole in the AL.

    DeGrom wins his 2nd straight in the NL.

    Jack Fletcher finished 4th or 5th I believe.

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    in reply to: Cubs thread #114298
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    As somebody said, the Cubs better make a run in 2020 or 2021 with all of those guys hitting free agency after the 2021 season. People thought they might have a mini-dynasty after their 2016 world series win but it has yet to materialize. Maddon might have seen the writing on the wall.

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    in reply to: 2019 MLB Awards #114208
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    As others have stated, Shildt was deserving of this award. So was Counsell. Sometimes its a shame that there can only be one winner.

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    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals line-up & rotation #113864
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    They put Pedro Guerrero in LF back in 1992. Remember?

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    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals line-up & rotation #113830
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    I believe Edman will continue to do okay. There is a big difference between Edman and the other players that have been mentioned. Such as Grichuk, Bader, Piscotty and O’Neill. And that difference is those four guys swing like maniacs in hopes of hitting a homerun all the time. Edman has a much shorter, quicker stroke and makes contact.

    While I don’t expect amazing things from Edman in 2020 I do expect that he will have a fine season.

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    in reply to: Inconsistent Offense #113651
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    Strikeouts? Strikeouts?

    Surely you realize that players realize that they have to swing like maniacs because over the course of an entire season, if they hit a few more homeruns, then when its time for free agency they will get a lot more money. It doesn’t matter how many times the player strikes out. Players realize this. Its all about the homeruns anymore. And their wallets.

    Swing like a maniac, the heck with the team, the heck with smart baseball, the heck with who wins. Its how many homeruns I hit that will determine how much $$$ I get. And that’s all that matters nowadays.

    I don’t know about the rest of you posters but at times major league baseball is hard for me to watch. And that absolutely includes St. Louis.

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    in reply to: 2019 MLB Awards #113608
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    Good job Kolten, well deserving!

    Now shorten that stroke, make more contact, and get that average up over .300 in 2020.

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    in reply to: Manager Openings #113435
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    Beltran surprises me. Not too many outstanding players have become really good managers. Torre was one. Mattingly, perhaps, might be another. But only because he played against me in American Legion baseball.

    I never did think Pete Rose was much of a manager.

    Anyway, good luck to the Mets with Beltran.

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    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #113174
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    At one point Lou Gehrig was a Sub.

    Then he became a Super Sub.

    Then he became one of the all time greats.

    r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~who is NOT watching Game 7 tonight

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #113026
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    What this boils down to is whether or not Ozuna accepts the QO. If he doesn’t, which apparently is likely, then its anybody’s guess as to what the 2020 St. Louis outfield will be like.

    And for those out there that think Fowler had a bounce back year, what did he hit, around .239???

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