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And how did Reyes do in this one?
Please keep me/us updated on how Alex Reyes does in his outings. He could be a HUGE lift for the Redbirds if he can get back close to where he was. Hopefully his command will come around.
And who might that be bccran?
Torn? Or dislocated? Can a tendon dislocate?
Strikeout percentages from some current and past greats:
Babe Ruth – 16%
Albert Pujols – 12%
Hank Aaron – 11%
Ken Griffey Jr. – 18%
Mike Trout – 26%
Nelson Cruz – 25%
Christian Yelich – 23%
Joey Votto – 22% (this one surprised me)
Nolan Arenado – 17%
O’Neill, Bader, and DeJong strikeout too much – period!
Goldberg, Fowler, and Carpenter are almost at that point too.
Wong and Yadi are certainly tolerable.
As I’ve said before, its swinging like a maniac with two strikes that is a HUGE problem. Just put the ball in play, maybe something good will happen.
- This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Ratsbuddy.
Seems like nobody is even considering Alex Reyes. Why has everyone forgotten about him?
Ok, here we are, spring training has started. Any word on Reyes? Does he seem to be in good health? Does he look good with his early throwing? Is he being considered as a starter or reliever at this point?
Isnt it about time for Alex Reyes to have some sort of small issue? Then somehow it turns into surgery and he misses six months.
I am just waiting for that to happen…….
All of this stupid crap is going to turn our beloved pastime into another WWF Raw.
Geez people, lets get real.
You don’t think Edman will be all that good this year. But who else do we have? Seems like we have nothing but unproven players in O’Neil, Thomas, and Carlson. At least Edman made a big splash last year and deserves a chance.
Who else do we have besides Edman?????
Dear Lord in Heaven,
Who is the absolute idiot at MLB headquarters that is coming up with all this ridiculous crazy stuff that could ruin the game? First putting a runner on at 2nd in the 11th inning was talked about. Then a pitcher pitching to three batters is here. And now this crazy idea.
Is it Manfred that is the buffoon here?
Why wouldn’t Edman be a starter somewhere? Say in LF? That seems to be the logical place for him even if he hasn’t ever played LF.
I don’t agree with those that think he is a super-sub.
Pujols only had 99 rbi’s in 2011. And he hit .299. If he would have homered in his last atbat in Houston on the last day of the season he would have ended up with 100 rbi’s and a .300 average.
Anyway, bccran, I share your concern. But I really believe Tommy Edman is going to be the #3 hitter. He might end up being like Tommy Herr.
- This reply was modified 6 months ago by Ratsbuddy.
Right now Edman is our #3 hitter. Who knows, he might thrive hitting in front of Goldstein. He did quite well last year. Maybe he can avoid the sophomore jinx.
Now now bccran, surely you know batting average doesn’t mean anything anymore. Whats important are the fWORs and the BAKITs and the WRc and the GPRs, etc, etc.
It reminds me how a guy on here a few years ago tried to tell me how valuable Tyler Greene was. I guess I kept forgetting that a .221 career average guy did hit a double in a game once.
Yeah, no kidding people. The WHOLE team strikes out too much. Surely they worked on that during the off-season instead of worrying about launch angles and stupid crap like that.
Oh great, that’s just great. Striking out all the time is his #1 weakness and he didn’t focus on fixing that problem?????
Sometimes I wonder if the game of baseball isn’t going down the terlet.
I didn’t read the article but I would hope he focused this off-season on doing the things necessary to keep from striking out so much?
Is he going to be that good?????
Well, its been about a month now. And we are about ten days away from pitchers and catchers reporting. So, two questions this time.
1) Any news on Alex Reyes?
2) Any news on Carlos Martinez? Has he recovered from surgery?
I watched the show late last night. It wasn’t quite what I thought it was going to be about. I thought they were going to discuss whether the 1980s St. Louis teams would be successful in today’s game of homeruns and strikeouts. Instead it just seemed to be mostly highlights of 1982, 1985, and 1987.
Well, how was it? I was gone to the ballgame but I recorded it on the DVD so I will watch it later.
The only way the Cards win the NL Central this year is with rebound years from their key players. Carpenter, Fowler, Goldschmidt, DeJong. And yes, I know they all had good fWiR and BADIT and sRzR numbers and they all hit some homers and had some rbi’s. But they’ve got to get those batting averages up. These .230s, .240s, and .260 just aint going to cut it.
I still enjoying playing those Cardinal teams of the 1980s in Strat-O-Matic. All that speed and defense. Those 1-17 rated runners (the highest you can get). All of those AAA, AA, and A rated base stealers. McGee’s big 1985. Tudor in 1985. Van Slyke’s defense in RF – he was a 1 e1 (-3). Clark’s big 1987 until he got hurt.