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Cardinals fan for over 50 years, and forever young.

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I would say more that Cameron thinks he DOES understand baseball, which is a problem.
Commented on Buyer's Remorse on Jul 30 2014, 1:19p - 1 reply
No.
Commented on Buyer's Remorse on Jul 30 2014, 1:12p
Well, Cameron is a bit of an ass. Your point?
Commented on Buyer's Remorse on Jul 30 2014, 12:57p - 2 replies
Interesting article at BP today relating to Taveras, among others.
Commented on Buyer's Remorse on Jul 30 2014, 12:37p - 1 reply
I hope you're right about Piscotty. But I repeat: the bar in RF is pretty high.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 4:37p - 2 replies
Don't call bullshit on your imaginings.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
The "Priorities" were a weird computer screwup. But my point is to have realistic expectations, both as buyer and as seller.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 4:30p - 2 replies
Not so.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 4:04p - 1 reply
Another one that I (ahem) got right ... not that I feel particularly good about that.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:58p
Of course not.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:57p - 4 replies
What do you mean, "we" didn't think Carp was an everyday player?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:49p - 5 replies
Still waiting for names.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:26p - 4 replies
And no, I don't consider Pham to have such promise.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:19p
And which "offensive talent" is this?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 3:16p - 3 replies
Craig's trade value has never been lower than it is right now.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 11:11a - 3 replies
Which means it's unlikely to happen, given the way Amaro is talking.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 9:18a - 2 replies
Any idea what's going on with Wick? Scouting report from his games?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Tilson's first homer for Palm Beach on Jul 29 2014, 9:16a - 2 replies
Yeah on all counts.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 9:12a - 2 replies
Aaagh. Sorry. I don't know how a keyboard can berserk and hit the Post button without me ever hitting it. Anyway:
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 9:08a - 2 replies
Priority
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cole Hamels on Jul 29 2014, 9:02a
That is correct.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: In a jumbled postseason race, a trade could make all the difference on Jul 28 2014, 5:29p - 1 reply
Today? No Mattingly, no Maddon (my candidate for best in the business), no nobody.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: In a jumbled postseason race, a trade could make all the difference on Jul 28 2014, 1:47p - 3 replies
St. Louis was awful from the founding of the NL until about 1915, while the Cubs were the best team in the league for much of that time.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs recap 7.27 - Cards win series; pick up a game in the standings. on Jul 27 2014, 9:57p - 3 replies
Give thanks for the "hide image" button.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 5:04p
Greenwood.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 4:48p
Am I missing something here?
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 4:44p - 1 reply
So which two are hitting better than WW at this point of the season?
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 4:38p - 1 reply
Waino is hitting as well as any of them, and better than 3 out of 4.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 4:33p - 1 reply
You got a better idea of what's wrong with him than what's in the MM and JM quotes?
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 27 on Jul 27 2014, 2:32p - 3 replies
Fact is, the bench right now is putrid.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 26 on Jul 26 2014, 6:37p - 1 reply
Yes. Letting a guy OPSing .484 swing away would surely have been better in principle.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs gamethread, July 26 on Jul 26 2014, 6:32p - 2 replies
Exit Kottaras.
Commented on Taveras, Pierzynski, and the science of motivation on Jul 26 2014, 1:25p - 1 reply
Mujica?
Commented on Taveras, Pierzynski, and the science of motivation on Jul 26 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
Are we so sure they wanted to pitch to Kottaras?
Commented on Breaking news: Cardinals to sign AJ Pierzynski on Jul 26 2014, 12:02a - 1 reply
Three full seasons, and parts of three more, in Minnesota too.
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs Recap: The St. Louis Matts did not quite have enough, drop game one 7-6 on Jul 25 2014, 11:14p
For all of AJ's status as a notorious redass
Commented on Cardinals at Cubs Recap: The St. Louis Matts did not quite have enough, drop game one 7-6 on Jul 25 2014, 10:16p - 2 replies
You'd call what he did to the team in the second half of that stint "successful"?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade rumors: Redbirds hone in on starting pitching on Jul 25 2014, 10:28a - 2 replies
Point 3 is a pretty severe misrepresentation.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 7:01p - 1 reply
A timing problem is credible, but it is also the kind of thing that long hours in the cage can and should attack.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 4:59p - 1 reply
Do you realize just how bad Taveras has been so far?
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 4:53p - 6 replies
And he's still OPSing over 100 points higher against RHP than Taveras.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 4:49p - 2 replies
None of us know what the realistic options are. But relying on in-game ABs for the remedial work is not a great idea.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 4:42p - 2 replies
What makes you think that in-game at-bats are the main contributors to muscle memory?
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 4:37p - 2 replies
Right after he came off paternity leave.
Commented on Cardinals host Rays series preview, July 22-23 on Jul 22 2014, 4:11p - 1 reply
If Craig gets hurt, he gets replaced.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:43p - 1 reply
The fix should start with him seeing major-league pitching in NON-game situations.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:36p - 2 replies
See cpebbles' comment above.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:28p - 1 reply
Thank you. This begins to be a possible answer to the "why" question.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:23p
You get that the idea of a team in a playoff race is to win, don't you?
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:14p - 2 replies
Bad BABIP doesn't answer the question, unless we also know why the BABIP is bad.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
As bad as Craig has been against RHP, OT has been worse.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 1:03p - 4 replies
Taveras "should play nearly every day so that he can develop his skills at the major league level" -- whoa.
Commented on PLATOON on Jul 22 2014, 12:52p - 8 replies
Piscotty?
Commented on Future Redbirds Top 20 St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: Mid-Season Review, #1-10 on Jul 22 2014, 10:09a
Maybe
Commented on Future Redbirds Top 20 St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: Mid-Season Review, #1-10 on Jul 22 2014, 10:07a - 2 replies
He may crowd the plate, but he is not hit unusually frequently.
Commented on Dodgers @ Cardinals recap 7.20 - Cards just miss out on series sweep on Jul 21 2014, 9:28a
Sure, if the rules allowed a player who has been removed from the game to re-enter.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 11:15p - 1 reply
Correction, once per 105 PA. Was looking at AB instead of PA.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 10:08p
Ramirez gets hit just slightly less than one time per 90 PA.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 10:06p - 1 reply
Because humans are a lot bigger than the edges of strike zones. Isn't that obvious?
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
Give another explanation that is consistent with a grossly elevated HBP rate every year of his career so far.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:54p - 1 reply
Compare to Cleto or Rondon.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:48p - 1 reply
In a word: yes.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:42p - 5 replies
The reaction will be Holliday pounding C-Mart into the ground like a tent stake after the game.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:39p - 3 replies
He can grow up somewhere where he isn't hurting his team.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:38p - 2 replies
He hits one guy per every 250 batters faced, which is an exceptionally low number.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:36p - 1 reply
Problem is, Martinez' trade value is dropping with each pitch.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:27p - 4 replies
That was adding insult to injury.
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread, July 20 on Jul 20 2014, 9:24p
Screw the facts, this is downright unacceptable.
Commented on Allen Craig's future as a hitter on Jul 20 2014, 6:41p - 3 replies
A reality check on that "larger situation" is needed.
Commented on Allen Craig's future as a hitter on Jul 20 2014, 10:57a - 4 replies
Reportedly a cramp.
Commented on Dodgers @ Cardinals 7.19 Recap - Cards jump on Greinke early; ride Kelly's strong start to victory on Jul 19 2014, 10:08p
Was ball 1 to Crawford really as deep in the strike zone as GD says?
Commented on Cardinals vs Dodgers gamethread on Jul 19 2014, 5:00p
Point noted.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 11:19p
Trading away Descalso and incriminating pictures of Jerry Dipoto, presumably.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 7:15p - 1 reply
Elbow. MCL, not UCL. Injured in spring training. (Magrane, that is.)
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 7:14p - 1 reply
I think Craig has value, but not to Miami.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
No way does Miami go for that.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Who is the Redbirds' mystery trade target? on Jul 16 2014, 3:08p - 2 replies
for Giancarlo Stanton
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 3:07p
I think I do this trade, but it's close.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Giancarlo Stanton on Jul 16 2014, 2:37p - 3 replies
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