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  • in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #29279
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    I don’t see how Ortiz taking pot shots at Christians is worthy of the key strokes it took to tweet it.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #29278
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    Since you’re a mind reader, perhaps you can skip this post because you already know what I’m going to post.

    I want the team improved and competitive. Period.
    I want the team playing a quality of baseball resulting in post-season play leading to World Series championships.

    This team as currently constructed doesn’t meet that standard.

    I DON’T measure the quality of the team by how much management spends. Ever.

    Sometimes you improve a team by spending big and sometimes you don’t.

    Mo’s post-deadline quotes infuriate me. They still need to see what Tuivailala can do? Really? He’s been up and down more than a gymnast learning the balance beam!!

    There was no ‘compelling reason’ to make any particular trade? Really? How about the team isn’t worthy to wear the uniform they put on!

    Since I haven’t posted much recently, you can have zero idea of my views on much of anything. Please don’t assume what my response will be.

    And if you’re going to be facetious, perhaps using blue font to make it clear for those of us too straight forward to get it.

    in reply to: Cards in July – Buyers, Sellers , neither or both? #29218
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    The following players on the 40-man roster were not drafted by the Cardinals (note: ‘drafted’ in this case includes players signed as International free agents and developed in St Louis’ minor league system):

    Dexter Fowler (how soon we forget)
    Jedd Gyorko
    Jose Martinez
    Randal Grichuk
    Mike Leake (mayhaps we want to forget he’s on our team?)
    John Brebbia
    Matt Bowman
    Brett Cecil
    Zach Duke
    John Gant
    Sean Gilmartin
    Seung Hwan-Oh

    Now, the argument can be made that their attempts to bring substantive outside talent into the organization are rather crapatastic. But over 25% of the 40-man are not home grown.

    PS: I deliberately left Waino off that list. No, he wasn’t drafted by St Louis but we got him early enough in his minor league years that I consider him home grown.

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    in reply to: Lance Lynn trade thread #29215
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    I haven’t seen a report indicating St Louis wouldn’t offer Lynn a QO at season’s end. Possible that I missed it.

    Goold has a very good article re how organizational control of the potential tradee impacts the trade return.
    Goold: What on-the-go Garcia tells us about Cards and trade deadline

    I want this team improved as badly as any Cardinals fan in existance. I’m disappointed that nothing was done to improve the team at the trade deadline.

    But I also realize I have zero idea what was being offered. And I know that I root for a team whose ownership and management team rarely make risky moves. That’s just who they are. Can’t live with that? Let your wallet do the talking and they may listen then.

    in reply to: Lance Lynn trade thread #29184
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    Need clarification re the Cleveland tweet and an outfielder – do they mean St Louis obtaining an outfielder or trading one? Sure hope it’s the latter because we have enough stinkin’ outfielders!!!

    in reply to: Molina rest #29176
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    Good article by Bernie. Spot on.

    A huge part of being a real professional is acting like one is all phases. In this case it means you understand that you’re not getting the job done in the 5 slot so you move down in the batting order. You want the 5 slot? Produce.

    And Matheny needs to put on some big boy panties and manage his club house.

    in reply to: Lance Lynn trade thread #29172
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    I agree there’s a serious possibility of stagnation.

    And competing in this mediocre (at best) division this season increases the likelihood of management not being decisive either way. Any other division and it’s clear that significant changes need to be made. But management can say that they just swept competitive Colorado and split the series with competitive Arizona so see how close we are. (I happen to think that’s a mirage.)

    Re re-signing Lynn – I don’t follow the markets much but am very concerned about the rotation going forward. Martinez isn’t reliable enough for a #1. Wainwright will never be Waino again. Wacha’s health. Leake is up and down. Lynn is a known commodity that I wish had the Leake contract instead of Leake. But he doesn’t.

    in reply to: Lance Lynn trade thread #29161
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    I agree with your take, mike.

    I’m happy to keep Lynn as long as he’s extended.

    As far as what Cardinals’ management is thinking at the trade deadline, posts far more reflect the poster’s mindset and viewpoint of management than it does what they’re actually doing. We’re all talking in a vacuum.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Thu Jul 27 #28843
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    Ronnie Williams is Peoria’s scheduled game two starter. Warner scheduled for tomorrow.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Tue Jul 25 #28759
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    I tend to get enamored with pitching performances but managed to restrain myself this morning. 🙂

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #100: Cards vs. Rockies: Tue Jul 25 #28715
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    Woo Hoo!!!

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #100: Cards vs. Rockies: Tue Jul 25 #28696
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    I like this double play. Let’s get Lance the win!!

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #100: Cards vs. Rockies: Tue Jul 25 #28683
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    Double play. I hate this team

    in reply to: 2017 MLB Game #100: Cards vs. Rockies: Tue Jul 25 #28682
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    Loved listening to Edmonds talk about how the cut off outfield grass impacts the ball

    in reply to: Former Cardinals in the News #28505
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    in reply to: Marco Gonzales traded #28230
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    Good point.

    in reply to: Marco Gonzales traded #28225
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    Gotta be at least one more shoe dropping after this trade.

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #28112
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    Austin Warner promoted from GCL club to Peoria. Good thing ’cause at 23 he’s really old for the GCL level.

    Also, Colton Thomson to Peoria from State College

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    in reply to: Giancarlo Stanton thread #27955
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    Neither do I. Yikes!

    in reply to: Affiliate observations #27815
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    Memphis is loaded with pitching. It’s been such a joy to do their game recaps this season.

    in reply to: PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A PAID SCOUT SUBSCRIBER #27634
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    Re Scout subscriptions – A subscription allows the subscriber to access ‘Insider’ articles across Scout’s network and access to one team’s Premium/Insider message board. In my case that was the St Louis Cardinals’ Insider message board. But access to another particular team’s Premium/Insider message board – such as University of Illinois, for example – requires a separate fee.

    No control over that.

    in reply to: PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE A PAID SCOUT SUBSCRIBER #27576
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    I also get the impression that Scout is swindling people, and that they know it, since there is nothing new on their website anymore. I think it was an oversight by TCN to not negotiate with Scout to prevent this from happening.

    mudville,

    As a member of the TCN staff I’m simply going to address the ‘oversight’ part of the above.

    When CBS bought Scout there was a time period when Scout operated as it always has while CBS decided how they wanted to proceed with integrating Scout into their CBS network. CBS then decided the switch over from ‘Scout As Usual’ to CBS would take place on July 1st. Most importantly for our St Louis Cardinals’ board, they decided not to cover baseball’s minor leagues at all. Period. Nothing. Zippo. Zilch.

    Now the minor league coverage has been a key part of TCN’s identity and product dissemination so CBS’ decision was a tough one for us as we feel we have the most substantive and wide-ranging minor league coverage out there. The decision was made to continue operation separately from CBS/Scout. Hence, TCN’s contract with Scout & CBS ended on July 1st (the original switch/transfer date that has now been delayed.)

    There wasn’t anything for TCN to negotiate with Scout. Scout’s platform will merge with CBS at some point and I have no idea what will happen then but that’s their concern. From a baseball point of view, it will NOT include the minor leagues.

    Hope this clarifies things a bit. If not, please let me know.

    UCC

    in reply to: Less and less demand for traditional sports writers #27440
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    Just sickening.

    in reply to: Minor league thread – Wed Jul 12 #27407
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    You’re right, my bad on the GCL game. Nicacio still likely to start tomorrow.

    in reply to: Pham injured again #27135
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    I got the idea from MM in the post-game that it’s no biggie. Then again, St Louis has a history of downplaying injuries.

    (Keeping fingers crossed)

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