Cropped_griz

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Cardinals fan for over 50 years, and forever young.

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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
for Yes
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 2:15p
MLB would land on him like a ton of bricks if he did that.
Commented on The 2014 Midsummer Classic Open Thread on Jul 15 2014, 7:58p
Agreed.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:50a
Say what? MLB shows Koz on the 40-man.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:47a - 1 reply
How so?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:22a - 2 replies
Fair enough.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:07a - 1 reply
Had a lot of PB and couldn't throw anyone out to start with, but has apparently improved on both.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:05a
Perez, Garcia, Kozma. Maybe Cooney if room can be found on the 40-man.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 11:04a - 1 reply
How so?
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Mid-Season Minor League Awards on Jul 15 2014, 10:58a - 2 replies
for Adam Wainwright
Voted on Jul 14 2014, 5:43p
Other sources (B-R, for one) agree with this.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cliff Lee on Jul 14 2014, 12:25p
"It's tough to see where one would improve the offense without acquiring an allstar at 2B or CF"
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cliff Lee on Jul 14 2014, 12:20p - 4 replies
Not as much as 3-2 losses in 16 innings do.
Commented on Revisiting Adam Wainwright versus Carlos Gomez on Jul 14 2014, 10:41a
Since we all know so much more about how to get OT hitting up to potential than MM does.
Commented on Kolten Wong is going streaking on Jul 13 2014, 1:55p - 3 replies
Yeah, might be the time to say goodbye to Ellis (preferably) or DD.
Commented on Cards vs. Brewers 7/12 Recap: Cards win to move into first place tie on Jul 13 2014, 11:09a - 2 replies
With a 10-2 lead, that was not high on the list of things I was worried about at that moment.
Commented on Cards vs. Brewers 7/12 Recap: Cards win to move into first place tie on Jul 12 2014, 11:22p
A new cup would probably help him adjust to balls down.
Commented on Cards vs. Brewers 7/12 Recap: Cards win to move into first place tie on Jul 12 2014, 11:10p
Winning in a 28-inning game, preferably.
Commented on Cardinals at Brewers gamethread, July 12 on Jul 12 2014, 7:29p - 1 reply
I am aware of that.
Commented on Cardinals at Brewers gamethread, July 12 on Jul 12 2014, 5:33p - 1 reply
Looks like he was up most of June.
Commented on Cardinals at Brewers gamethread, July 12 on Jul 12 2014, 5:23p - 1 reply
Optioned 6/24 after an unexpectedly long stint in a 16-inning game.
Commented on Cardinals at Brewers gamethread, July 12 on Jul 12 2014, 5:15p - 1 reply
Roll your frickin' eyes, but then try doing one of those jobs professionally.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Perspectives: The Minor Moves on Jul 12 2014, 1:56p - 1 reply
"Find a low cost 4th starter"
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Perspectives: The Minor Moves on Jul 12 2014, 1:55p - 1 reply
Theory != practice.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Perspectives: The Minor Moves on Jul 12 2014, 1:49p - 3 replies
"There really isn't anyone out there on the lower end of the market that moves the needle" -- correct.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Perspectives: The Minor Moves on Jul 12 2014, 10:34a - 1 reply
Right. Signed on with Cincinnati after being released by STL, had one bad year at their AAA, then hung it up after 2012.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 5:57p - 1 reply
Right.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 5:45p
Dunno.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 5:21p - 1 reply
From B-R's Bullpen wiki
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 5:18p - 1 reply
It appears so.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 5:14p - 1 reply
Yes.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 4:15p
Had to clear room on the 40-man roster for recent acquisition Chris Dickerson, for one thing.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 4:14p
quite unnecessary.
Commented on St. Louis Cardinals Trade Rumors: Cards claim George Kottaras off waivers on Jul 11 2014, 4:05p - 4 replies
for Yes
Voted on Jul 11 2014, 4:01p
Possible, but Buck isn't very good.
Commented on Breaking News: Yadier Molina tore a thumb ligament, will require surgery. on Jul 10 2014, 6:14p
They'll probably wait for Buck to clear waivers and get released
Commented on Breaking News: Yadier Molina tore a thumb ligament, will require surgery. on Jul 10 2014, 6:04p - 1 reply
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