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  • in reply to: Minor League Game Thread – Week of August 2-8 #194150
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    Any chance Wynn could be ready by the second half of 2023 to play shortstop?

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #193856
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    I think next years rotation is going to be really interesting, especially if Wainwright returns. I’m not so sure I want to see Hudson as a starter next year, from what I have seen Pallante appears to have more upside as a starter. Also how Libratore factors in this as well, I would say his next appearances either at Memphis or St. Louis and Spring are going to be real important for his future as a starter in St. Louis. Then you have Flaherty can he recover from his injuries and regain some form/ ditto with Matz. Then on top of that you have the biggest mystery in Reyes and what they decide to do with him if he is healthy. Hopefully they don’t get caught short on starters again going into 2023.

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #193791
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    To me he is a really streaky hitter who this year wasn’t drawing as many walks like he had in the past his OBP is down to .303 and his slugging % was way down this year….he is great defensively and covers a lot of ground but he and O’Neil seem to me to be really streaky hitters and not sure that is a great combo against quality pitching

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #193714
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    Rotation is better

    Mikolas
    Wainwright
    Montgomery
    Quintana
    Hudson/pallante……other 1 to the pen (assume pallante b/c of innings)

    in reply to: LHP Jordan Montgomery acquired #193706
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    Wonder if Jordan Walker is going to be moved to a corner outfield spot

    If I remember right Marmol pulled Bader early in the year for not running/hustling.

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    I will take Montgomery over Bader anyday, guy is great defensively but he hasn’t done anything at the plate

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    While I never would have done the Soto deal for top prospects, if all the Cardinals add is Quintana and Stratton that is just a total failure from the front office. They definitely need another starter and a 7th or 8th inning Man that is reliable in the bullpen.

    in reply to: Jose Quintana Traded to the Cards #193456
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    I would rather pitch Quintana over Hudson any day of the week

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    Not sure what to make of Stratton…he was good the last 2 years 2020 and 2021….he gave up 5 runs in 1 outing in June of 2022, has 2 saves and 8 holds w/ 5 blown saves. Maybe he was their closer before Bednar and couldn’t handle that role.

    Can’t be any worse than VerHagen who I don’t think knows how to pitch at the Major league level
    (guy should be throwing his slider 95% of the time)

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    Passat’s ESPN article says Cardinals May receive another player from the Pirates in the deal….if I read it right

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    That’s a good deal, but they will still need more pitching help

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    The more interesting thing on Montas was the lack of quality prospects given up, especially after what Castillo went for. He is like a solid #3 starter to me if healthy, but the cardinals could use any starter right now

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    Montas went for quanity not quality…..think his trade value was lower b/c of the injury.

    Also I wonder if Cardinals Front Office is not using The supposed interest in Soto as a diversion for not doing anything or paying anymore $

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    No way I give up Walker or Wynn for anybody knowing the Cardinals budget limits…..when was the last time the Cardinals even had a top shortstop prospect….Gary Templeton?

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    Rodon and Brebia (bullpen) would be good additions…heck I would take Cobb if the Giants are sellers

    in reply to: Cardinals Trade Sosa #193037
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    De jong doesn’t have any trade value right now….Sosa while nothing great this year could help Philly some with a little regular playing time.

    JoJo Romero is like a career 8 ERA….maybe they will just cut him to clear a spot on the 40 man

    in reply to: Juan Soto trade thread #192774
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    I’d offer Gorman, Libertore, O’Neil, Paniagua & Hence. If they don’t take it I would move on….Corbin is washed no reason for the Cardinals to take him….Donovan could take over at 2nd, Soto would replace O’Neil. (No way I would trade Walker or Wynn)

    The problem is you still need starting pitching

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    I really am starting to question the overall organization’s will to win a World Series ring. It’s no secret that Dewitt can really squeeze a nickel, then you have the baseball ops wasting money year over year on non-factor players they keep signing with a restricted budget and leaving the team at least 1 possibly 2 starting pitchers short, you have numerous players injured with strains and muscle pulls etc. seemingly every year (one wonders if this is because they are to tight-fisted to pay for a real training staff) and I am not so sure this draw 3 million fans and just get into the wildcard mentality they seem to have hasn’t permeated to the players, because I have seen nothing from this team this year that they could beat a team with a pulse.

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191891
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    Not like there is 60+ pitchers draft eligible in college with sub 3 era’s.

    Helsley who is an All-star this year had an ERA over 4 at Northeastern in Oklahoma just for reference

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191779
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    In Rounds 2-4 only 14 high school players drafted….that seems unusually low

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191702
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    70 Brycen Mautz
    LHP San Diego San Diego, CA

    After pitching largely in relief in 2021 for the Toreros, Mautz saw his stuff really tick up heading into 2022. The long lefty has touched 96, sitting comfortably with a heavy, running 92-94. He mixes in a high 70s curveball, a low 80s slider and can turn over a mid-80s changeup that’s been shown to be effective against righty bats. The slider is the bread and butter with depth and disappearing action. Mautz has some deception in a short(ish) arm delivery and some tempo coming down the bump. There’s some effort here and an audible grunt, so scouts do have that to consider when projecting out starter capabilities. Mautz was very good in 2022 and if a team believes he can start as a pro, he’ll go in the second or third round.

    This is what I found on Mautz on a quick search, pretty good site for prospect info

    https://www.prospectslive.com/prospects-live/2022-mlb-draft-top-400-prospects-h8bxx

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191660
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    Their are a ton of college hitters left, the Tennessee guys, The Oklahoma shortstop Graham among some of the names

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191655
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    Right Mets drafted Rocker last year and got a comp pick since he didn’t sign with them….it’s the same with high school players I think….NIL is also a factor this year with high schoolers but I’m not sure how much a college baseball player can get….but this might be more of a factor in the later rounds with high school and college players

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191644
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    Hjerpe was the college pitcher of the year

    in reply to: 2022 MLB draft #191636
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    Most mocks had him around 20-27

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