Cropped_griz

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Cardinals fan for over 50 years, and forever young.

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Bourjos, however, is not good at the part of baseball called "hitting".
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 6:55p - 2 replies
Ah. So 26% = 30%, presumably in the same way that 24 is near 26.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:50p - 1 reply
Also , K rate was below 25% at AA.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:47p - 1 reply
I suppose 24 is close to 26 in some universes.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:45p - 1 reply
No "almost" about it, IMO.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:35p
And correctly so.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:27p
This says much about the way the Cubs view Grichuk.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:25p - 2 replies
And correctly.
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:18p
Can only see this via GD. What happened to Wong?
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs gamethread, August 31 on Aug 31 2014, 5:11p - 3 replies
Does it really make sense, though, to have 6 guys rather than 5 that you can only use every fifth day?
Commented on Why not a Michael Wacha-Carlos Martinez piggyback tandem in the starting rotation? on Aug 31 2014, 11:47a - 2 replies
To hit with power, one must first make contact with the ball. Grichuk isn't very good at that versus major-league pitching.
Commented on Why not a Michael Wacha-Carlos Martinez piggyback tandem in the starting rotation? on Aug 31 2014, 11:44a - 1 reply
Hey, at least one of those guys will have an OBP against LHP over .250. That makes it good, right?
Commented on Cardinals vs Cubs DH game 2 gamethread, August 30 on Aug 30 2014, 10:23p
i realize people here love Bourjos as much as they hate Matheny, but for pete's sake, the man is OBPing under .230 against LHP.
Commented on The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes on Aug 30 2014, 2:07p - 1 reply
It stretches it to call Miller "terrible". "Mediocre," I'll give you.
Commented on The importance of Siegrist, minor league playoff chances, and other notes on Aug 30 2014, 11:09a - 1 reply
Didn't TLR get snookered on this rule a couple of years before he retired?
Commented on My Rule 3.05(b) mistake on Aug 28 2014, 9:30p
And your point?
Commented on Gregory and Oscar in: The Struggling Rookie Blues on Aug 27 2014, 12:06p - 1 reply
Well, who else are you gonna replace Wong with?
Commented on Gregory and Oscar in: The Struggling Rookie Blues on Aug 27 2014, 11:21a - 7 replies
"Lack of consistency" for Reyes worries me.
Commented on Catching up with a few of my favorite St. Louis Cardinals prospects on Aug 13 2014, 11:20a - 1 reply
Not even clear there's an adequate backup at Memphis.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 4:50p - 1 reply
Somebody who was at the game yesterday or this weekend said he looked like he needed a break.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 4:47p - 3 replies
Thanks for the link. That's useful.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 4:41p
LOL ... was on a trip with an Aussie photographer last year who actually had one that size.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 4:20p - 1 reply
They objected to the size of the telephoto I was using. Only team that has objected to that lens, out of all those parks.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 4:15p - 1 reply
Assholes to fans with cameras, at least. And it wasn't just one or two.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 3:20p - 1 reply
I would NOT go back to that abomination if it meant getting Stanton.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 2:51p - 1 reply
I'd reverse the two, except that my wife got pulmonary edema at the high camp and durn near died.
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 2:04p - 1 reply
I'm surprised they haven't given Ellis his walking papers already.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Randal Grichuk, Aledmys Diaz homer on Aug 12 2014, 1:01p - 1 reply
Two weeks bicycling the Scottish Highlands
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 12:53p - 3 replies
I'd put the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado ahead of it
Commented on In his own words: Adam Wainwright's take on Big League Impact on Aug 12 2014, 12:50p
Pham > Grichuk for a September callup, IMO.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospect Report: Randal Grichuk, Aledmys Diaz homer on Aug 12 2014, 10:03a
COOTBLAN
Commented on Cardinals at Orioles gamethread, August 10 on Aug 10 2014, 4:49p
Please not another hamstring tweak...
Commented on Cardinals at Orioles gamethread, August 10 on Aug 10 2014, 4:31p
Because they've got about 15 LHP who are better, maybe?
Commented on Cardinals at Orioles gamethread, August 10 on Aug 10 2014, 4:19p - 1 reply
Proposition: DFA Choate to make room for Fornataro, or return of C-Mart as soon as he can come back, or a box of balls, for that matter. Discuss.
Commented on Cardinals at Orioles gamethread, August 10 on Aug 10 2014, 4:16p - 1 reply
Ellis is not a defensive liability at 3B, SS, OF, 1B simply because he cannot play those positions at all.
Commented on Coaches, Approaches on Aug 10 2014, 12:55p
Uh, the $5M 2B who hasn't played in forever hasn't played because he's REALLY BAD.
Commented on Coaches, Approaches on Aug 10 2014, 12:16p - 1 reply
Minor correction: Rosie didn't have three years of college ball.
Commented on On Taveras, Miller, prospects, and the player development process on Aug 9 2014, 10:50a - 1 reply
for Adam Wainwright and Oscar Taveras's reaction to Kolten Wong's second home run
Voted on Aug 8 2014, 6:36p
I like it.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 4:14p - 1 reply
Never let facts get in the way of a strongly held VEB opinion.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 4:09p - 2 replies
Wrenching one's back as one turns and watches the ball zoom past is one of the side effects.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 1:38p
Suspected at 5, but never completely sure.
Commented on The key to the offense of the St. Louis Cardinals: The number two slot on Aug 8 2014, 1:36p
for Kolten Wong
Voted on Aug 8 2014, 10:57a
So what exactly is wrong with Motte?
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
For a reasonable one-year deal, I take the risk. For a 2-year deal, I don't.
Commented on Should the St. Louis Cardinals sign reliever Pat Neshek to a contract extension? on Aug 7 2014, 4:42p
for Yes, the Cardinals need a reliable reliever in the pen for next year.
Voted on Aug 7 2014, 4:39p
That kind of thing should have been "learned" by the first time a player sets foot on a professional field.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 12:24p - 1 reply
Having looked at the whole video, I'm pretty sure the call was right.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 9:25a - 3 replies
Not even remotely close.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 9:22a - 3 replies
See rule above.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Cardinals lose 2-1 in Joe Kelly's Return on Aug 7 2014, 9:13a - 1 reply
Of course not, but
Commented on Tony La Russa and the unwritten rules: Pitching up and in is the same as an intentional hit by pitch? on Aug 6 2014, 9:34p
Similar to Choo.
Commented on Tony La Russa and the unwritten rules: Pitching up and in is the same as an intentional hit by pitch? on Aug 6 2014, 9:31p
I'd say B+; there is too much mixing of past and present tenses for an A. But still great stuff, and a tale well told!
Commented on Rain Delayed: The Writing Prompt, Part I on Aug 6 2014, 8:15p - 3 replies
Choo's HBP rate as a hitter is lower than Charlie Morton's as a pitcher, since he came back from the 2012 injury.
Commented on Tony La Russa and the unwritten rules: Pitching up and in is the same as an intentional hit by pitch? on Aug 6 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
Look where the catcher set up.
Commented on Tony La Russa and the unwritten rules: Pitching up and in is the same as an intentional hit by pitch? on Aug 6 2014, 7:19p - 1 reply
Correct.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:50p - 1 reply
The Wainwright control didn't make it into your post, so here it is:
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:46p - 3 replies
Then suggest a better one.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:26p - 1 reply
League average is usually around 9 BB/HBP.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:24p
His HBP/WP ratio is INCREDIBLY high.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:18p - 1 reply
I assume you mean 2012
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
So far this year
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 1:03p - 3 replies
"Bust 'em inside, and if you hit a few guys, them's the breaks"
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 12:51p - 1 reply
Pretty much, but he's getting plenty of help from teammates.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 12:24p - 1 reply
By a large margin.
Commented on A closer look at John Lackey's first start with the St. Louis Cardinals on Aug 6 2014, 12:05p
It's mildly disturbing how boring these DFRs have become. (Thanks for doing them anyway.)
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Prospects: Randal Grichuk, Xavier Scruggs, Carson Kelly And Chris Rivera Homer on Aug 6 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
This might work, but temper your expectations.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox Recap: Lynn, Cards win an exciting one, 3-2 on Aug 6 2014, 9:09a - 1 reply
LL hit 96 on those last two pitches, according to GD.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 5 on Aug 5 2014, 10:25p
Wow. He took a pitch.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 5 on Aug 5 2014, 10:07p
And correctly so.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 5 on Aug 5 2014, 9:30p
Young and stupid.
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 5 on Aug 5 2014, 9:28p - 2 replies
You were saying?
Commented on Cardinals vs Red Sox gamethread, August 5 on Aug 5 2014, 9:24p
This offer was plenty good, if it is understood as (very) high risk, high reward.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals trade analysis: Mozeliak traded from the club's strengths to win in 2014 on Aug 5 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
for Yellow: "I am a tad concerned that this is more than merely a "mechanics issue", but it is probably nothing."
Voted on Aug 4 2014, 9:03p
for B
Voted on Aug 1 2014, 5:17p
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