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Maybe Jose just had a bad year with the leather? If Fowler get a another shot, then Jose certainly deserves one. Stranger things have happened…..wouldnt it be something to see Jose corral himself a Gold Glove in ’19.
The only way that Bozo named Martinez could get a Gold Glove would be if he visited Auric Enterprises. That will test your trivia knowledge.
There are two things that I absolutely cannot tolerate about Jose Martinez. First, its his pitiful glove. How can a big leaguer be so pathetic with a glove? That makes no sense to me. And second, its all the goofy stuff from him. I don’t like goofy ballplayers. Cardinal Baseball is about hard nosed players, not goofy stuff.
And for what its worth, the other Martinez is also wearing thin on me. His goofy antics with the cup stacking, throwing water, hair colors, etc, are pretty stupid if you ask me.
Is Whitey Herzog still around and available for consultation? I sure wish somebody would start to check with Herzog before they make any moves for the Cardinals.
On a D’Backs forum the posters don’t like this trade at all for the most part. They are taking jabs at both Kendrick and Hazen. I can understand that. But, as we all know, sometimes the economics of baseball comes into play.
I thought the same thing about the Goldschmidt to Jack Clark comparison.
And about our bullpen that everybody seems to be worried about. I thought once we got rid of Holland, then only using Cecil in mopup, and once Gregerson was out of the picture we got better. Wasn’t that about the time we started going with some younger arms in the pen? We can only have five starters and if Martinez, Mikolas, Wacha, Flaherty, Reyes, and possibly Wainwright in the rotation that leaves Hudson, Gomber, Poncedeleon, and Gant to pitch out of the pen.
Wasn’t most of our bullpen woes in the first half of the season?
Uh, what for?
And, uh, who plays 2nd?
Mr. Walton? Pugs?
Do you agree or disagree here? If there is any thing left to the age old saying that “Players fall in love with St. Louis and their fans” then Goldschmidt will either sign an extension early or will indeed resign with the Cardinals.
If Goldschmidt decides to leave St. Louis after 2019 then its a big indication that the age old sales pitch of the “Best Baseball Town In America” has gone by the wayside.
And how does this affect Matt Adams? He’s a free agent, right? Assume no chance at this point he will be returning back to St. Louis? Or am I wrong?
As I said earlier, I hope nobody expects Goldschmidt to hit .330 with 40 dingers and 125 rbis. More like around .290 with 25-30 dingers and 90 rbis. But put him in the middle of the lineup with, hopefully, a healthy Ozuna, and things could get interesting.
Goldschmidt will be 31 next year so he should have a handful of good years left in him. I just wouldn’t expect him to hit .330 with 40 dingers and 125 rbis. If he can hit around .280-.300 with 25 dingers and 80-90 rbis, and Ozuna can pretty much do the same thing, the middle of the lineup should be pretty good.
You can forget St. Louis giving up Reyes or Flaherty. Not gonna happen.
Ok, so, what exactly does it mean that someone is non-tendered?
Here’s a cool stat. Combining AAA and the majors, Tyler O’Neill has now played exactly 162 games for the Cardinal organization. He has hit 47 homers in 514 at-bats
He has also struck out 168 times in those 514 at-bats. That is actually better than what I thought. That is, however, a strikeout percentage of 33%. If he plays everyday and gets 600 at-bats he is going to strikeout around 200 times. That isn’t good. It wasn’t too long ago it was embarrassing to strikeout.
If he can cut his K rate down to about 25% that would be so much better. And contrary to what most on here believe, I am pulling for him.
All of these bapigs and wr+c and udr and opi numbers, etc, etc, just make me shake my head.
Bottom line is O’Neill strikes out too much to be a regular. Or pretty much even a sub. Send him back to Memphis and tell him to cut down on his strikeouts so he only Ks about 20% of the time and then its a different story. Unless, of course, along with 175 strikeouts he hits .330 with 40 homeruns.
They had to have a big meeting and/or press conference just to announce this???
And I don’t like those powder blue uniforms. I think it was unanimous on this board that they aren’t liked, period. But if its just Saturday road games I guess I can tolerate them.
Is he healthy? Its been 5-6 months since he had the issue in Milwaukee. Will he be fully recovered and ready to pitch when spring training starts?
Does anybody think Kershaw is the pitcher that he used to be a few years ago?
He is a free agent, right?
Dodgers down the Brewers 5-1 to advance to the World Series. Homeruns by Bellinger and a three run dinger by Puig the difference. Kershaw pitched the 9th for the Dodgers.
I’d say the only chance the Dodgers have in this series is if Kershaw finally lives up to his ace billing and pitches two gems. Without that, I don’t see the Red Sox losing this one. Unless Denkinger is umpiring this series.
I guess he could be positioned right at the centerfield wall and therefore have a better angle on balls hit into the crowd and whether there was interference by the fans or not. The Red Sox/Astros game the other day, the Bartman/Cubs game, the Orioles/Yankees back in 1996. I assume others as well.
Might be a use for him after all.
Let me know if you need any more info about past Cardinal players and teams. But next time give me a little heads up. I don’t like to just fire off the top of my head like I did with the info for your 1967 thread.
Keep up the good work too!
Yep, I thought about all of the above mentioned points. About how there might not be much to do. Or perhaps a nuisance and just being in the way.
I just thought I would toss it out there and see what others thought. I am almost positive a CF umpire could have got the call on Orta at 1stbase in Game Six in 1985 correct. I guess the 1stbase ump couldn’t though.
Molina is about the only one. Wainwright, with a bad spring, might not make it.
Other than Molina, who is 100% guaranteed???
Regarding the Kevin Wheeler show:
My question is this…….Is there anybody on the current Cardinals roster that we are absolutely 100% certain that will be with the team next year? Anybody???
I agree with just about everything you say. Fowler will probably be given every opportunity to win the RF job next year. If he fails early on I believe he will be moved. If nothing more than for a sack of potatos too.
I agree I’d rather have Garcia as the backup than Munoz as Munoz defense is horrific.
I agree that goofball goomer that plays RF and 1B needs to go to the AL.
Gyorko is serviceable at 3rd but not as a #5 hitter. He needs to hit down in the lineup, around 7th.
I keep saying this and pondering this. I wonder if the front office is banking on a healthy Alex Reyes to get them over the top next year? If AR is healthy he would be a big help and probably push us up to 90-95 wins.
And I agree a big bat in the lineup would be great. Machado looks like he’s the real deal so why not for once spend some $$$ and get back to world series legitimacy?
Uh, you cant be serious with that lineup, can you?
All Torres, O’Neill, and DeJong did last year was strikeout around 30% to 40% of the time. And you want them in the middle of your lineup? And you have a .241 hitter in the cleanup spot?
Recommend you recalculate.
I am telling you. If he is healthy and able to pitch next year then Alex Reyes will be the best pitcher on the team. As far as I am concerned you plan your rotation and bullpen around that. Period.