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  • in reply to: Nolan Arenado trade thread #119542
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    As for factoring in the salary, I’d rather spend that money on Arenado now instead of leaving Mo to his own devices to give it to the next Fowler and Carpenter.

    hahahaha Good point!

    Maybe it’s Hudson, Gorman, and MCarp/Fowler? That seems like a pretty good deal for us if they get rid of the opt out clause.

    in reply to: Nolan Arenado trade thread #119520
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    Is Nolan Gorman, Zack Thompson & Jake Woodford an acceptable offer for Arenado.

    Swap out MCarp for Woodford and I think you have a deal. Probably need another prospect too, maybe like Knizner.

    in reply to: Top teams/players of the decade #115151
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    I have to go Giants. True, sometimes the “not best team” that season gets hot and wins the WS, but they had to be good enough through 162 games to get to the playoffs in the first place.

    in reply to: Yadier Molina Contract Extension?? #114323
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    I extended him for two years in my MLB The Show franchise mode for $4.7M a year. And he was “happy” to be offered a platoon role. So…

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    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #114152
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    Brett Anderson could be a possible rotation guy. He’s a lefty FA and only made $1.5M last year on a one year deal. Injury history, but he had a solid 2019. Not the #2 starter that the rotation would ideally add. Seems more likely to me than Wheeler or MadBum given their compensation pick or RYU or Keuchel ($$$). The FO doesn’t want the 2020 team payroll to be any higher than 2019.

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    Bradley Jr is a more realistic trade piece for STL to be focusing on in Boston.

    in reply to: 2020 Cardinals line-up & rotation #113353
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    I have MCarp, Bader and Fowler all batting 8th in my initial 2020 lineup.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #113351
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    Saw Nolan Gorman and one of Paul DeJong, Tommy Edman, or Kolten Wong for Francisco Lindor being kicked around. Say it was Edman, do you move DeJong to third?

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    Maybe we can trade Gant, Ellis, and Dykstra for Jamie Garcia. 🙂

    in reply to: 2019 Rule 5 draft #112735
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    Woodford and Montero need protected. I don’t think anyone would take Schrock, and with Edman, you don’t really need him if they do.

    https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/news/cardinals-2019-2020-offseason-faq

    in reply to: Marcell Ozuna #112519
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    I think it’s more probable than it would have been a couple years ago, as teams have shown that they don’t want to give up the draft pick compensation unless it’s a first tier FA. You’re not going to have everyone competing for your services, and even the ones who do are going to back the value of the draft pick out of what they will offer you. But it’s still pretty much a no-brainer to sign a guaranteed long-term contract in this sport when you can. I’d rather sign for $65M today than $17 and hope I don’t get injured or just flame out in the next 12 months, and Scott Boras isn’t even my agent.

    in reply to: Our Hitters Approach #112025
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    I’d like to see the stats on how many 2 strike counts lead to a K vs how many HRs are hit with a 2 strike count. It seems to make sense to say change your approach and get on base, but somebody is telling everyone, not just Cardinal hitters, to keep trying to pull the ball in the seats no matter what the count.

    Is it really more likely for MCarp to hit a HR than it is to poke the ball towards 3B/SS when the entire infield is standing in right field?

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    You probably have to eat half of MCarp’s contract. Look at it this way: If he was owed $30M instead of $39M, wouldn’t you still think that’s a horrible deal for us? Conversely, paying $19M to play for someone else looks better in terms of roster construction than having him on the team next year. I know they’ll give him another 200 at bats before even thinking about removing him from the starting lineup next year, but still…they created this mess with such an unnecessary extension.

    in reply to: Alex Reyes Update #111927
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    Put me in the no expectations category. If he’s healthy and can be anywhere from a solid reliever to a #2 starter, then great. If he sits on the IR all year again at least you’re not paying him $8M to do so. But he’s worth keeping unless somebody is willing to overpay for him.

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    I don’t see Fowler waiving his no-trade clause. Even shedding Waino, Wacha, and Ozuna salaries, the payroll goes up because Wong, Mikolas, MCarp (ouch) are all gonna make more than what’s lost. The only guys you can realistically trade to shed salary are Wong, CMart, and MCarp, and I don’t know why you’d trade the first two guys because then you have to replace them for roughly the same $ amount or have a worse performer step into those two positions, and I don’t think you can move MCarp unless you eat half of what he’s supposed to make the next two years (which I would still do…hello Texas?).

    You can probably afford to sign a second tier rotation guy like Keuchel, or a “closer” like Will Smith if CMart goes back in the rotation (even though you need both), and then maybe they’ll trade some of their pitching and outfield depth for a legit MLB left fielder. I still think they want one more minor league year for Gorman and Carlson. I don’t see them going after any of the big names though or approaching the luxury threshold. They’re making a tidy little profit and they can point to an NL Central championship doing it “The Cardinal Way.”

    That Cecil contract really was bad. They overpaid for a poor man’s Andrew Miller, and then they still had to go out and sign the real Andrew Miller 3 years later after he peaked.

    in reply to: StL 2019 NLCS Game 2 thread: Sat 10/12 vs. Nats #111413
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    Worst at bat of the postseason? Absolutely horrible.

    in reply to: One Good Thing About This Playoff Run #111378
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    Maybe if more people had a goofy attitude they could get a base hit like JMart.

    in reply to: One Good Thing About This Playoff Run #111201
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    What are your expectations for CMart?

    in reply to: StL 2019 NLDS Game 5 thread: Wed 10/9 at Braves #111067
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    Good job Shildt on replacing MCarp in the first inning.
    Bad job Shildt on batting Flaherty and making him pitch in the 6th.

    in reply to: Ozuna shuffle steps #110797
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    I’d rather win the series and have people cry about Yadi and Ozuna than lose because nobody on the team has a pulse and they let the other team walk all over them. If this gets in the Braves heads and they aren’t focused on game 5 then good job.

    in reply to: StL 2019 NLDS Game 2 thread: Fri 10/4 at Braves #110173
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    I’d add continue putting the ball into play. Only 5 K’s and nobody more than once last night. It seemed like we were bad, but I didn’t realize the Cardinals were the worst team in all of MLB in scoring runs with a man on third and less than 2 outs until they flashed that stat last night.

    in reply to: Pitching To Three Batters Rule #110148
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    I think they focus on the wrong things to make the game “better.”

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    That’s a good question. I think most teams tended to carry 13 pitchers on their 25 man rosters already. We could use it for a ‘designated pinch hitter’ which is what JMart could become on this team, or other teams might use it on a guy who can’t hit but can pinch run and be a late inning defensive replacement (Billy Hamilton?).

    If you have a good super utility guy like Edman, you probably still use him to keep him in the lineup and give your regulars a day off here and there. But this helps teams who don’t have that. It probably means Munoz is expendable and they can go with Sosa, but since he can have another year in the minors maybe they value giving him PT in Memphis over being a superior backup at SS.

    If you have good arms with options, you probably don’t need to use it on an extra reliever and can just send guys up and down to keep your BP fresh even if you still just carry 12 pitchers, which is what we seemed to do. Even with 13 position players you still have to make a choice to keep one of O’Neill, Randy, JMart or Yairo off the roster assuming we sign a legitimate MLB left fielder. With 14 position players you can have all those guys or Sosa over Yairo to backup those middle IF positions. I’ll admit I dont know who has options left in our bullpen that this is even a possibly next year.

    in reply to: Playoff Rotation/Roster #109517
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    If Wong is back I would play Edman at third, Bader in CF and have MCarp on the bench. This team is built around pitching, defense and baserunning. MCarp might be a better pitcher than he is defensively or a baserunner, but I’d opt to keep him out of all three situations as much as possible. Good lefty bat off the bench.

    in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #106870
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    I’m glad that they are smart enough to play Edman over MCarp during this pennant chase, but there’s no way they don’t give Carp more than enough chances to return to reasonable-enough form to be the everyday third baseman next year. Him and Fowler are holding it down for Gorman and Carlson. They will ride those two into the ground before they give up on them due to their contracts.

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