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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.
Are the Cubs really going to trade Kris Bryant? What about Wilson Contreras?
Whats up with that anyway?
Look him up mudville. 600 pounder. Pugs muscled him around though.
Arizuna, I mean, Arizona is one less place for him as well now that they’ve signed Haystacks Calhoun.
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.
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.
I’d take that and keep my fingers crossed.
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.
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.
I hope the line-up looks like this:
You want DeJong in the cleanup spot?????
Not in a million years. Unless he turns it around big time.
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.
Goldschmidt should bat 4th with the current lineup.
Can Edman play LF?
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
And my $$$ is on Bellinger in the NL and Bregman in the AL for the MVP award.
Wait, what did I just hear? Was that a drum, or bang, or something?
Verlander edges out Cole in the AL.
DeGrom wins his 2nd straight in the NL.
Jack Fletcher finished 4th or 5th I believe.
As somebody said, the Cubs better make a run in 2020 or 2021 with all of those guys hitting free agency after the 2021 season. People thought they might have a mini-dynasty after their 2016 world series win but it has yet to materialize. Maddon might have seen the writing on the wall.
As others have stated, Shildt was deserving of this award. So was Counsell. Sometimes its a shame that there can only be one winner.
They put Pedro Guerrero in LF back in 1992. Remember?
r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~who is happy because they had sweet potatoes at the amish restaurant today
I believe Edman will continue to do okay. There is a big difference between Edman and the other players that have been mentioned. Such as Grichuk, Bader, Piscotty and O’Neill. And that difference is those four guys swing like maniacs in hopes of hitting a homerun all the time. Edman has a much shorter, quicker stroke and makes contact.
While I don’t expect amazing things from Edman in 2020 I do expect that he will have a fine season.
r/Esteemed Rat <~~~~who is going back to the amish restaurant this afternoon. Hope they have sweet potatoes
Surely you realize that players realize that they have to swing like maniacs because over the course of an entire season, if they hit a few more homeruns, then when its time for free agency they will get a lot more money. It doesn’t matter how many times the player strikes out. Players realize this. Its all about the homeruns anymore. And their wallets.
Swing like a maniac, the heck with the team, the heck with smart baseball, the heck with who wins. Its how many homeruns I hit that will determine how much $$$ 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.
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Ratsbuddy.
Good job Kolten, well deserving!
Now shorten that stroke, make more contact, and get that average up over .300 in 2020.
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.
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
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???