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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.
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.
Ronnie Williams is Peoria’s scheduled game two starter. Warner scheduled for tomorrow.
I tend to get enamored with pitching performances but managed to restrain myself this morning. 🙂
I like this double play. Let’s get Lance the win!!
Double play. I hate this team
Loved listening to Edmonds talk about how the cut off outfield grass impacts the ball
Gotta be at least one more shoe dropping after this trade.
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
- This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by UConn Card.
Neither do I. Yikes!
Memphis is loaded with pitching. It’s been such a joy to do their game recaps this season.
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.
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.
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.
UCCJuly 13, 2017 at 8:29 am in reply to: Less and less demand for traditional sports writers #27440
You’re right, my bad on the GCL game. Nicacio still likely to start tomorrow.
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)
I wondered the same thing re Fowler, Brian.
Appreciate the compliment. I enjoy doing the articles.
Off the top of my head it seems as if there’s more fluidity in the State College and Johnson City rotations this season. (The pitchers starting JC’s first two games are with the GCL club now, although I think that makes sense for Rondon. More on that aspect in my GCL report.)
If so, it’s likely due to how the ’17 draft played out – penalties plus not drafting a pitcher until the 8th round and that one out of high school.
Man, Craig’s output just went into freefall. At least he should be very comfortable financially.
I have arrived. Now to get stuff bookmarked