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  • in reply to: Molina rest #27204
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    IF we sit him for a game or two people complain and want Carson up and playing, if we play him people complain he isnt getting enough rest

    i agree with Pads that he is just a different breed

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #86: Cards vs. Mets: Fri Jul 7 #26935
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    How was Jose optioned? I thought he was out of options? I thought that is why he made the team out of ST

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #85: Cards vs. Marlins: Thu Jul 6 #26777
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    Any word on Diaz? is there a timetable for him to return?

    also any word on who the closer is? I am starting to consider giving Brebbia a shot at it, i like his stuff

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #84: Cards vs. Marlins: Wed Jul 5 #26775
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    nice that they didnt give up on the game…fought back…just coudlnt overcome the mistakes thatled to runs… it happens..

    Still dont see why this team cant find a way to win the division though…especially once we get wong Diaz and Fowler back… Duke will be a nice addition too I think…

    in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #26773
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    agreed…he isnt really a traditional rental…i think the interest in him lies a lot in that…JD Martinez Frazier…they might fit but they are .5year guys…that’sa rental

    but if you arent gonna go rental…then shouldn’t you jump on the deal as quickly as possible to maximize how much of NOt a rental it is?

    will be interesting to see what the Cardinals do…buying AND selling is a tough line to tread…

    saw that the Nationals were inquiring on Iglesias from the Reds…i’d be in on that too..i figured he wasnt available…

    in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #26689
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    that’s a pretty good idea…Osuna and Donaldson…

    think we may have to give up something else nice too, but i like your thinking

    in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #26688
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    cold hard facts are that regardless of our record we are one week of good play from being the division leader and getting into the playoffs, which does actually matter

    we probably dont need anyone to still make a move, but if we did get him we would have a bonafide threat in the middle of our lineup…someone opposing pitchers have to be aware of…that lets the guy in front of him get better pitches and the guy after him too…

    we dont have anyone that scares anyone out there…and all respect to Gyorko but one almost full year of good performance does throw away his poor performances as well, and he is pretty streaky…and while he started off hot definitely has went through lulls…Donaldson is an MVP player…Gyorko is not…he didnt even get the AS bid from our team this year…and that;s with his versatility and solo HR hitting bat

    even if Donaldson has missed a bit of time and is a little older, just inserting him in the lineup will make the guys around him better…

    he wont come cheap, and we wouldnt getting him for nothing…

    he would help the team the day he comes in as well as all of next year, and still give usa return in FA or as trade chip next year

    i dont like moving on from Gyorko…i just dont see how he fits unless as starting 3bman..

    Piscotty isnt going anywhere, Carp isnt going anywhere, Fowler, Wong, Yadi, probably not Diaz either…that leaves two spots…3b and LF…Gyorko and Pham/Grichuk

    3b we have little impact level depth anywhere… Gyorko is nice, and has played better defense than many thought…but after him what do we have? Wisdom? Dejong looks mroe like a SS,…and?
    LF we actually have a lot of options…Pham is well now, Grichuk can still be important, Bader ,Sierra…all pretty much available right now to help out and goign forward…and even some more OF down the line too)

    Why not fill the spot on your roster that doesnt have much depth with a veteran until a youngster emerges.,…we’ve already seen several OFer emerge as viable MLB talent..possibly even impact level

    Donaldson for 2 years fills a nice void, and gives the option to potentially even re-sign…

    2018-19 is probably going to be the biggest FA offseason ever… and there is impact talent all over the place to be had at every position…

    snagging a guy right now gets us to that offseason…and wouldnt handcuff us from going big for Machado if we were willing to put up the money

    Donaldson makes a lot of sense for the team..it isnt a .5 year rental…and we have a bit of a logjam with our depth..he fulfills a role we dont have anyone that can fill…

    in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #26667
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    I’m fine with giving up Gyorko, i like him as a super utility but as middle order everyday thump i’d prefer Donaldson

    Wong seems as if he is going to get 2b if healthy, they committed to him with that contract, and he has played pretty well this year, plus we have backups for 2b

    Donaldson covers 3rd (and we have part time backups anyways)

    A Donaldson trading Gyorko as the central part of the deal is fine with me…even if it includes some good prospects… Gyorko and Donaldson together on the team doesnt seem to mesh unless Wong is gone…and i dont see that happening…

    Gyorko was had for Jon Jay… at the end of the day if someone would have said Jono Jay plus a couple good/decent prospects for Donaldson i’d have been fine with that

    a 2017/2018 lineup of

    Carp/Fowler/Donaldson/Piscotty/Diaz or DeJong/Pham or Grichuk/Yadi/Wong

    not bad

    I think the Jays could use middle infield depth so maybe someone like Garcia might have some value too…not a world beater but they seem pretty thin in the middle infield…maybe Diaz would be interesting to them?

    Gyorko +
    -outfield prospect
    -infield prospect or MLBer
    -2 pitching prospects 1 good and 1 lower decent

    for 1.5 years of Donaldson…with chance of re-signing him OR getting draft pick compensation after he leaves (or we could trade him next year)

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #83: Cards vs. Marlins: Tue Jul 4 #26638
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    one bad inning…and offense just couldnt get rolling… ill take the loss if it means Rosy and Oh can get back on track though…still werent great but did their jobs

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    he has been playing a lot more 1b this year because they have Arenado blocking him for the next 10 years… they had better get him at another position or he wont ever get to play

    he’s 22 and can play 3b…and can get better…and hits like a beast…and even if he is destined for 1b…who is really in his way? Carp has already moved off 1b to 2b just for Voit…who is not McMahon

    you can “Get” whoever you want…but instead of attacking because you dont like the guy i chose, throw out some other ideas…instead of adding nothign to the discussion but disssent

    we don’t need a 3bman…we NEED a middle of the order hitter….McMahon is about as good looking prospect for what we actually need

    i’d day we have far more options for 3b that i feel comfortable with than 1b anyways

    in reply to: Josh Donaldson thread #26634
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    and so it begins…

    will be costly, but it should be

    he fits in a lot of ways…

    i wonder fi this means the Cardinals feel much more confident going the rest of the way with Pham/Grichuk/Martinez/Sierra/Bader being good enough for a push

    i prefer Donaldson over JD Martinez in LF for a few months even if it costs more

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #82: Cards vs. Marlins: Mon Jul 3 #26582
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    Grichuk may just be what he is. A pretty good fielding 4th outfielder that hits for power off the bench. His power is still not to be overlooked in a pinch hitting role.

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    He’s had 1 error at third between AA and AAA this year.

    He’s 22

    He’s hitting .403 at AAA and has 8HRs and 14 total between AA and AAA

    What else do you want from a projectable Power hitting 3bman?

    He’s 22. Hits for power and average and doesn’t strike out a ton. He may not be a gold glove 3bman. So what?

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #82: Cards vs. Marlins: Mon Jul 3 #26528
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    Nice work boys!

    Keep it up tomorrow!

    Go Cards!

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #82: Cards vs. Marlins: Mon Jul 3 #26522
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    What a fan

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    You don’t think McMahon is elite? He’s a beast

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #82: Cards vs. Marlins: Mon Jul 3 #26494
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    our offense in the last month has been pretty impressive

    Carp will have to shake some rust off at 2b…but we arent putting him there forever…this is probably a few days this week before wong comes back after the AS break…he played there 40 games last year and had 4 errors..1 every 10 games is serviceable…his range is great but he’ll do the routine things…

    ill take a couple lost grounders only Wong can get plus the upside of Voit’s offense over the defense of Garcia and his weak bat… at least right now…for a week or so…

    question is…what happens if he keeps hitting and Voit takes off, then Wong comes back? Good problems to have, but will be interesting to see how it all works out…

    this week might be a bigger testo f Voit at 1b and his bat playing more than it is about Carp playing 2b…

    in reply to: What To Do With Rosenthal? #26491
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    we barely have to play better than we are now to win the division…we are without Wong, Dia, Fowler…3 starters for the team…the youth is providing a spark, that’s good…but it will come down to the veterans coming back healthy and returning to their averages for us to to really make a move

    you win 2 series against 2 of the top 4 teams in the NL without several players playing well and without some even active

    give them some credit folks…

    Brewers know they probably need a starter to actually make any noise…and probably even hold onto the Division…they are hungry and believe right now because they are at the top…the Reds had all sorts of swagger early on too…I think the Brewers have more staying power, but if the cubs Bucs or Cardinals make a move or two to fix the problems i dont see how the BRewers will hold up…even this last week the Brewers have been pretty shaky

    the cubs are flailing all over the place…at first it was just their rotation…but now they have some serious concerns about their lineup…if they can get Heyward and Schwarber back they will be fine…btu Zobrist is showing his age…and Russell is definitely not doing well

    the bucs are getting back Marte and Cervelli…that is boon to their lineup which already has some good players…bullpen seem shaky to me and their starters are underwhelming but have big upside..

    Reds have no starting pitching…dont want to play them regardless as their lineup is scary..

    Cardinals…might need a bullpen arm..or someone to step up and take hold of the bullpen…they could use a middle order hitter…starting pitching seems to be good enough to compete to the end…. every team has a bad run through their starters from time to time…same goes for the bullpen..

    this Cardinals team has already how it can go through bad times and then find a way to get back in it…

    the wild Card is pointless to hope for….and no one wants to win the wild card anyways…we have beat good teams with less than our full strength and still yet to have everyone clicking on all cylinders…

    a few smart moves could be really nice to solidify the team and get us into the playoffs…and you dont have to beat another teams Ace (Scherzer) more than maybe 2 times…and even then you dont have to beat them any times if you win the others…

    in reply to: What To Do With Rosenthal? #26447
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    IF we trade Rosy and Oh leaves or is traded…arent we just going to end up having to overpay for another closer? Melancon was supposed to fix everything for the Giants and he flamed out so far in SF…

    Rosy is wobbly at times, but at least he is a known quantity…i’d hate to go out and overpay for someone who turns out to be nothing…i’d rather pay 10million and know that we have a guy that when right is dominant..and when not can be frustrating, but he still bounces back…

    the guys on the market we could choose from have all had their issues…and depending on Reyes to come back and be the best closer in the world right away is not a good tactic IMO

    i’d rather not send off Rosy (unless we get something awesome like Robles level talent)…give him one more shot at the closer role, then convert a couple starters to the relieving roles and see who emerges on a one inning basis… Marco, Alcantara, Hudson, Fernandez, maybe even Wacha…all could be dominant closers

    not to mention Alex Reyes will be back next year, and i believe we won’t be throwing him into the starting role right away…a year in the pen as setup man..and closer if Rosy fails…is a pretty good option…his stamina will be an issue and they wont want to put innings on that arm right away….and it’s not like he had the greatest command anyways

    Convert Alcantara and Marco
    Oh leaves or is traded…
    Reyes comes back in pen
    Weaver/Lyons/Flaherty battle for the #5 spot

    a pen of potentially:
    Rosy, Reyes, Cecil, Kevin, Bowman at the core….with Alcantara, Marco, Brebbia, Tuivalala, Mayers

    that’s pretty good..and pretty young

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #81: Cards vs, Nats: Sun Jul 2 #26443
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    bummer… btu a good week… let’s keep it rolling into the AS break

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    Ryan McMahon is the one I want from the Rockies.

    in reply to: What To Do With Rosenthal? #26383
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    You keep pitching him. He has struggled before and come out of it.

    We didn’t give up onCecil and he is doing great right now.

    Maybe rosy isn’t the closer but he needs to pitch to get right. So he will.

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #80: Cards vs. Nats: Sat Jul 1 #26382
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    We won the series our second straight against a top team.

    So much good about this game.

    Go Cards!

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Sat Jul 1 #26311
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    Diaz with a double in his first AB at Memphis.

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