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  • in reply to: 2019 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TOP PROSPECTS VOTING #78610
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    Personally I’d like to see them slow down the process. He’s being given the Pete Kozma treatment; that’s advancing him before he has excelled at each level. Why the rush? Let the kid gain confidence through domination. Right now they are advancing him when he becomes adequate at each level. I don’t care what the metrics say. They ruined Kozma’s career by trying to rush him to the bigs. Perhaps they could pump the brakes a few times on Carlson’s rise through the system.

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #78094
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    This is our last round of voting so I select as most under-rated

    1. Tommy Edman
    2. Justin Toerner
    3. Jeremy Martinez
    4. Matt Pearce
    5. Freddy De Jesus

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #78093
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    Flood21 wisely choses as follows;
    1. Fagalde,
    2. Walsh,
    3. Dobzanski,
    4. Prendergast,
    5. Julio Rodriguez

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #78092
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    While we, the Cardinal minor league fans, have deemed Elehuis Montero to be the player to have developed his skills the most in 2018, MLB.com has voted him to be our Breakout Player for 2019. A day late and a dollar short boys! Albeit, if he hits .300 and dings 30+ homers, he will have one upped himself.

    Since no one wants to vote for Top Acquisition, let’s just award the honor to Malcolm Nunez as a no-brainer and move on.

    5. Most under-rated prospect; who should get more love.

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #77552
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    I vote;

    1. Malcome Nunez
    2. Jhon Torres
    3. Joerlin De Los Santos

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #77551
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    FLOOD VOTES; 1. Malcolm Nunez
    2. Jhon Torres
    3. Connor Capel

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #77549
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    4. Top prospect acquisition; trades + Rule 5 draft + free agent signings for the 2018 season

    Voting is now open for our top 2018 pickup from anywhere other then the draft. List only top 3.

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    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #77547
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    This was obviously the one that no one agreed upon. There were 36 players voted for and only 8 players got 2 votes, however, we must have a winner and the Breakout Player for next season is ……..Jake Woodford.

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    in reply to: Cooperstown Class of 2019 #76754
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    Ted Simmons is easily one of the ten best catchers of all time and should be in the Hall. Fred McGriff can’t make the HOF with far superior numbers to Baines? The thing about Dewey Evans is that his career numbers pretty much mirror Jim Rice, the only difference being Dwight’s 8 Gold Glove awards for his superior right field defense. Heck of an arm too.

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    Come on men, this will be fun to look back on and see who is the best judge of immerging talent.

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    in reply to: Paul Goldschmidt Thread #76347
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    Hoorah for our side! Love the deal. Our new General Manager did a fine job orchestrating this trade. I think Weaver will be a fine pitcher for years to come. Carson Kelly can now focus on being the man behind the plate and should blossom. Andy Young is a personal favorite of mine in our farm system. He gets better at every step up through the system. He could be a poor man’s Jeff Kent. I wish them all the best in their new homes.

    Can we keep Goldschmidt long term? We’ll see, but the focus is on a World Series title in 2019 and maybe that convinces Paul to stay.

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #75851
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    I weigh in with the following choices;
    1. Victor Garcia
    2. Jake Woodford
    3. Jesus Cruz
    4. Dylan Carlson
    5. Zach Prendergast

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #75849
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    Flood 21 votes: Breakout 2019: 1.Dylan Carlson, 2.Luken Baker, 3.Evan Mendoza, 4.Conor Capel, 5.Justin Williams

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #75848
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    And the winner of the Player deemed to have developed his skills the most in 2018 is…………………..……….Elehuris Montero!

    Next up; 3. Breakout player; which player do you think will breakout in 2019

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #75806
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    Any more votes before I close?

    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #75570
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    Pads, nice to have you and Nyquis aboard for these inaugural presentations. The first one will bare your name, if that’s okay.

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    And the top Surprise Player of 2018 is………………….Lane Thomas

    Next up voting for the Player deemed to have developed their skills the most this past season. I cast the following vote.
    1. Andy Young
    2. Elehuris Montero
    3. Lane Thomas
    4. Evan Kruczynski
    5. Malcom Nunez

    in reply to: Bryce Harper thread #75007
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    Clearly ‘DangerZone’ you never saw a single game Donaldson played in the playoffs and yes he led the Blue Jays on those post season runs. It wasn’t his fault they didn’t win it all. The Blue Jays W/L record nosedived with Josh on the DL. Funny you would mention Heyward and Trout since both are defensively superior to Harper. Somehow you missed my comment that Harper is no Mike Trout, inferring, of course, that the Angels superstar is much better then Bryce. Ergo there is no one I’d select over Mr. Trout. Heyward!?………Bahahahahaha!!!

    in reply to: Bryce Harper thread #74966
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    Cardinals2016 – I’ll take option # 2, Donaldson is a gamer, a leader, a very intelligent player. I’ll take him and the World Series title to go with it. Brantley would be an excellent #2 hitter behind Carp and if he gets hurt, yet again, we have O’Neill to step in and do his best Mark McGwire impersonation.

    in reply to: Bryce Harper thread #74965
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    Onyxgem, what I see is a Narcissist caught up in his own press clippings that the other Washington players can’t wait to get rid of and once they do, they will have a cohesive unit of extremely talented players who will make the playoffs in 2019. The Harper is God narrative is an anchor on the team psyche; an infestation on team moral. Is that what you want to bring into our locker-room for $35 mil a year. Let’s change the team name to St. Louis Harper’s & the other players formally known as Cardinals. Harper is NOT a leader; Goldschmidt is, Donaldson is. Harper at $25 mil a year could help us win a title. Anything above that will cause locker-room jealousies’ to flair when he hits below .275 again. Don’t buy into the exaggerated hype of Scott Boras. He’s no Mike Trout.

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    Bryce Harper has done such an outstanding job leading Washington to a World Series title…..oh wait…that never happened. Okay he did a masterful job leading them to the playoffs every year…oops…never did that either. In fact, he hasn’t led Washington to anything! So what is the big deal about this overblown, over-rated, over thought of under-achiever that has everyone’s shorts in a knot to sign him for way more money then he deserves. Does Borass have you all hypnotized or something.

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    in reply to: Voting Prospect Awards #74910
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    I kind of excluded 1st year players because we have no expectations for them really. Let’s call this one the “Pads Award”.

    1. Elehuris Montero
    2. Leandro Cedeno
    3. Lane Thomas
    4. Evan Kruczynski
    5. Alex Fagalde

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    in reply to: 2019 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TOP PROSPECTS VOTING #74653
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    This has got to be the best year ever for voting. Thank you Pads for hosting and to all the many posters here this season…..well done!!! This truly is a passion for me and ya’ll made it a ‘must participate’ this year. Watch for 14Nyquist’s thread, which will be an extension of this for more voting enjoyment.

    in reply to: 2019 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TOP PROSPECTS VOTING #74367
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    Nyquist17 – Rethinking the concept of our previous discussion. Voting for top pitcher, player and so on is redundant to what Brian is doing, so maybe let’s stick with what he doesn’t cover.

    1. Top Surprise player; which player unexpectedly progressed up the system
    2. Largest Development player; which player honed his skills the most
    3. Breakout player; which player do you think will breakout in 2019
    4. Top prospect acquisition; trades + Rule 5 draft + free agent signings for the 2018 season
    5. Most under-rated prospect; who should get more love. (Bw52 Award for being the only one to give Lane Thomas any love last year.)

    List top 5 in each

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    in reply to: 2019 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS TOP PROSPECTS VOTING #74365
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    Rounding out the top 100 vote, here’s mine.

    76. Jesus Cruz
    77. Andrew Morales
    78. Irving Lopez
    79. Hector Mendoza
    80. Freddy De Jesus
    81. Perry DellaValle
    82. Connor Coward
    83. Jose Moreno
    84. Edwin Figuera
    85. Kevin Woodall
    86. Hector Soto
    87. Adanson Cruz
    88. Shane Billings
    89. Christian Longa
    90. Freddy Pacheco
    91. Franklin Soto
    92. Matt Pearce
    93. Rangel Ravelo
    94. Mike O’Reilly
    95. Jose Godoy
    96. Brandon Riley
    97. Wood Myers
    98. Diego Cordero
    99. Ian Oxnevad
    100. Terry Fuller

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