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  • in reply to: Top 50 prospect list (yes, there are Cards alright) #188192
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    Rob Rains article on Donovan

    Good quotes from scouts and coaches.

    Goldy:

    “The results are great, but to see the work that goes into it to get them is what stands out,” Goldschmidt said. “There is a certain way he goes about his business, and that’s usually the way guys do it who have sustained success.

    “It’s hard to make big changes in the big leagues. When guys get called up, if they have a hole in their game, it’s going to get exposed. He’s always asking questions. He listens, and he’s trying to find a way to get better.”

    in reply to: Tommy Edman #188117
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    Tommy Edman getting love

    A new piece on Edman being good in all facets

    Sorry GameCard you just posted this.

    in reply to: Bader #187815
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    While his removal from Saturday’s game was public, it was not the first time this month Marmol confronted Bader about what he saw on the field.

    P-D

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    The most practical and realistic strategy would be out of the bullpen,” said Mozeliak. “One is a shorter ramp-up to return to the big leagues (after a minor league rehab option). And, as we’re starting to envision our rotation with Jack coming back and the success Pallante is having, it seems like it might make more sense to back-fill in the bullpen.”

    P-D, Mo on Hicks.

    I like the idea of Hicks coming back to the pen, not keeping him under glass like Woodford.

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    Bader flyout 5th inning
    This video from mlb doesn’t show more than a hint.

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    Bader didn’t run hard on a fly ball to center to end the fifth and then walked, with little purpose, to center field for the start of the sixth. “He’s our energy guy,” said Marmol, who apparently didn’t see enough energy on this play.

    P-D

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    I didn’t see it, and Marmol wouldn’t say. But something about not running hard on a flyout that the fielder was chasing, not camped under.

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #186295
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    in reply to: DeJong Optioned to AAA #184859
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    Surely Sosa will be added for tonight’s game. Or can Donovan be an emergency SS?

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    For DinDin, I barfed up half a pastrami and egg sandwich, French fries, and a cup of Earl Gray tea, the moment Gallegos forgot to break for 1B on the ground ball to Goldy.

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    Yes the audio is out of sync. I wouldn’t mind bad, banal pbp, but there is none. Greene is pitching 95mph today, and they have no intelligent comments in that.

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    Four years ago today (2.1 innings) then in A ball where he started, and went 8 several times.

    But he’s in a 55 pitch ‘toddler halter’ today (not allowed to say “leash” in case dgoold is lurking).

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    I don’t know if anyone likes these besides me.

    tracking umpires

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    Hope we win 4-14. In honor of Cranny, I will take some fresh cranberries, mash them with my feet, ferment the mash for a week, distill it into low-alcohol wine, and mail it to his investment management office.

    For myself, I don’t do weird fruit, so I think it will be an avocado, tomatoe, mozzarella, toasted pignoli, and sesame seed salad, with a bit of sesame oil.

    in reply to: 2022 Cardinals MLB Game 4 thread – Tue 4/12 vs. Royals #182419
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    I’m the lurker at the threshold of re-engaging. I found out that my t-mobile phone gives me free mlb tv for most cardinals games.

    But I can’t understand how we are going to navigate short starts with our staff, at least until Hicks can go 5 innings. I’d like to see him backing up Matz on Saturday and warm up for the 5th inning guaranteed. Gallegos can take the 9th and Helsey/Cabrera can mop up Matz in the 3rd and 4th.

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    Manaea pitching a no hitter through 7. 88 pitches.

    in reply to: St. Louis Opening Day – Thu 4/7 Cards vs. Bucs #182067
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    exit velocity graph

    I have a different view. In my old forum days, someone would spot a high BABIP on a player, claim regression-to-the-mean, and belittle the player for producing non-replicable results. Fast forward 10 years, and exit velocity is explaining why higher BABIP is sustainable, and why higher EV players perform better. You can see that for yourself if you graph an old-school stat like Average against a new-school stat like EV.

    Here’s a Link to something similar.

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    If your mobile phone uses T-mobile service, mlb tv is free for the year on your phone. I was skeptical, but it was a tweet from Jeff Jone, and it works

    Out of market only. Good for me, living in Minnesota.

    in reply to: Cardinals Odds and Projections #181897
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    I’ll wait for the probabilistic approaches. The same panel (raw votes are not revealed) might give the Cardinals a 20-30% chance of making it in. The same panel might give itself only a likelihood of 10% of having picked all 12 playoff teams correctly.

    in reply to: Albert Pujols #181803
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    That’s very sad, even without knowing any of the details. I hope they can raise their kids in a loving environment.

    in reply to: 2022 CBA negotiations #179355
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    I suspect you are right, but I haven’t followed the NBA closely since 1980: Lenny Wilkins and Downtown Freddie Brown.

    in reply to: 2022 CBA negotiations #179344
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    I sense the players might be for it, but the owners may not. What do you see as the pros and cons for each of the two sides and it is balanced enough to fly?

    I’m not sure if it’s balanced enough. A 95% match by the owners would be a slam-dunk for them. You rarely see short contracts for good young players. Players might insist on 100%, which is quite a decent compromise on five year free agency.

    Pros for players:
    Get a good salary without having to trust the arbiter.
    Get an early look at their potential market value. Could allow them to sign an extension without the traditional ‘must test free agency market first’.
    Win something significant from the owners.

    Pros for owners.
    Keep six years of control, but at the cost of paying your player what they are worth in their prime.

    Negotiating for multi/year offers would be dicey I imagine.

    in reply to: 2022 CBA negotiations #179332
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    Below are my thoughts for a potential way to finesse the stalemate over the 5/6 year free agency debate. The intent is to give players more assurance that their year six salary will be very close to market level, while allowing their current team to keep complete control for year six.

    1) entering the last year of arbitration (after year five) each side submits a level for arbitration, just as before.

    2) Current team can accept the player’s arbitration salary offer with xxx hours of exchange of numbers, winning the player’s services, before he/she is allow to talk with other teams, ending this process (keep in mind that the player can make his/her submitted arbitration salary as high as he/she wants eg $50m, but if it is set too high, and the player never gets a competitive offer to present from another team during this period, then the team will likely win the arbitration), or

    3) in the period between exchanging numbers and two days before the arbitration meeting, player and agent are now allowed to talk with other teams, and receive ‘simple’ one* year offers from any/every team.
    a) * (to be negotiated for multi-year offers as well)
    b) offers must be plain vanilla, no options, puts, calls, party suites, trade restrictions, etc)
    c) player/agent looks through the offers and can present just one of them to his/her current team, up to two days before arbitration, all other offers being nullified, and then
    d) current team has the option to match the presented offer at 90% (to be negotiated eg 95/100%) and keep the player for his/her last year before free agency.
    f) if team doesn’t match the players presented offer (at 90/95/100%), and if team didn’t accept the players exchanged number, then at the end of the last day before arbitration meeting, player at his/her option can accept the offer from the other team (but not any other offers that were presented to the player but not seen by current team).
    g) if the player chooses not to accept the offer, the current team and player can have last-minute negotiation to settle, or the arbitration meeting takes place as usual. Arbitrators are required to give some weight to the offer the player submitted, but the player is free to not submit any offer.

    The purpose is to ensure that the player obtains a competitive salary for year six, determined by market forces, (less a slight haircut because the home team still controls because they can match). There is still potential for illegal collusion, but there is also a motivation for other teams to ‘stick it to the current team’ forcing them to spend top dollar for their year-six players.

    This would be really fun to watch.

    in reply to: 2021 Wild Card Game – Wed 10/6 – at LAD #174421
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    Pujols hits a 2 run bomb in the bottom of the 9th.

    Cards win 9-2.

    in reply to: 2021 Wild Card Game – Wed 10/6 – at LAD #174013
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    I’m really looking forward to watching Scherzer pitch — Monday, in the one-game play-in for the division, between the Dodgers and the Giants. The Padres did their part by losing to the Dodgers, and now they have to switch gears and win two vs the Giants for the tie.

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