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Re: The Cardinals

Postby NewUserName » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:25 pm

CubinNY wrote:Mark Prior syndrome is my diagnosis. He'll be doing the towel drill by the end of ST.


the Cardinals of the last few years remind me some of the 04-07 Cubs
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Brian » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:03 am

The Cardinals brought in Goldschmidt and Dexter in the 8th inning of spring training game to try to not get no-hit. Is that the most meatball thing that has happened in a spring training game?
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby NonProfitCow » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:07 am

Brian wrote:The Cardinals brought in Goldschmidt and Dexter in the 8th inning of spring training game to try to not get no-hit. Is that the most meatball thing that has happened in a spring training game?

It's almost as meatballish as a fan of a rival team saying they were "brought in" when they actually started the game.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Brian » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:46 pm

Poor wording or poor reading on my part(or both), but I took this tweet to mean they hadn't been in the game.



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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Thed Hoyerstein » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:27 pm

cubs are exploiting a new market inefficiency in not signing any good players or extending your good players
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 pm

extending a 32 year old first baseman what could go wrong
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby The_Achiever » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:38 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:extending a 32 year old first baseman what could go wrong


Eh, 31.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:39 pm

The_Achiever wrote:
Transmogrified Tiger wrote:extending a 32 year old first baseman what could go wrong


Eh, 31.


He was already under control for his age 31 season.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby The_Achiever » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:42 pm

Well whatever. If I was a cardinals fan this news would have me very happy. Sure beats our big twin offseason moves of becoming the official MAGA MLB club and signing Daniel Desalsaco.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby big ball chunky time » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:49 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:extending a 32 year old first baseman what could go wrong


i wouldnt do it on OOTP but this is the real world where our biggest offseason waves were made by signing a ... 38 year old dude who rick ankieled himself out of the minors 16 years ago so probably not gonna dunk on the cardinals in this case, thank you
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby David » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:51 pm

i get lamenting our horsefeathers owners and boring ass offseason completely.

what i don't get is all the pining for/props to even horsefeathers organizations who spend even less (and cry poor much more loudly) and are just happening to do things right now.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby 17 Seconds » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:59 pm

the cardinals have been a horsefeathers the last 2 years and somehow they like already caught back up to us
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:00 pm

David wrote:i get lamenting our horsefeathers owners and boring ass offseason completely.

what i don't get is all the pining for/props to even horsefeathers organizations who spend even less (and cry poor much more loudly) and are just happening to do things right now.

What you are for some reason imagining as pining/props is very much a lamenting of what little the Cubs have done in comparison to other teams.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Derwood » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:33 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:extending a 32 year old first baseman what could go wrong


It’s what a billion Cubs fans want to do with Rizzo, so.....
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Bertz » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:45 pm

I'm positive that we're all going to hate Goldschmidt and he's going to absolutely wreck our lefty heavy rotation, but...this seems like a pretty player friendly deal? Like, would he even have gotten $130m this winter? I doubt it, and now the Cards are committing to that a year out. Also, if they were willing to do this, why not just sign Machado and slide Carpenter over to first?
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby NonProfitCow » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:36 am

Bertz wrote:I'm positive that we're all going to hate Goldschmidt and he's going to absolutely wreck our lefty heavy rotation, but...this seems like a pretty player friendly deal? Like, would he even have gotten $130m this winter? I doubt it, and now the Cards are committing to that a year out. Also, if they were willing to do this, why not just sign Machado and slide Carpenter over to first?

5 years and 170 mil, and the top 2 position prospects in the system are 3B.

He's also really good at baseball and it's just money.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:35 am

For the Cubs fans here who are cheering against the Cubs now, are you happy about this deal or upset by it?
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: The Cardinals

Postby The Logan » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:28 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:For the Cubs fans here who are cheering against the Cubs now, are you happy about this deal or upset by it?


Paul Goldschmidt does not strike me as the type of player who loses all baseball talent in his early thirties. There are some players who baffle me. Guys who seemingly fall off a cliff in the middle of their prime years. Goldschmidt has always been great. A good batting eye doesn't go away with age and he seems like he's got the physicality to maintain his strengths without losing a step well into his mid 30's. He's also extremely durable. I think he remains his usual productive self for the majority of this contract. Because of this, I'm upset he's on the Cardinals.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Bryant's Disco Ball » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:30 pm

The Logan wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:For the Cubs fans here who are cheering against the Cubs now, are you happy about this deal or upset by it?


Paul Goldschmidt does not strike me as the type of player who loses all baseball talent in his early thirties. There are some players who baffle me. Guys who seemingly fall off a cliff in the middle of their prime years. Goldschmidt has always been great. A good batting eye doesn't go away with age and he seems like he's got the physicality to maintain his strengths without losing a step well into his mid 30's. I think he remains his usual productive self for the majority of this contract. Because of this, I'm upset he's on the Cardinals.


If what you say is true, the answer is it makes them happy then.

ETA: Although Cubs fans who now are cheering against the Cubs probably still hate the Cardinals, too.
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Not saying it will happen, but the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 deficit to win the World Series does seem like the appropriate way to cap off this season and make the 30-for-30 even better.

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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Bull » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:21 pm

Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:
The Logan wrote:
Bryant's Disco Ball wrote:For the Cubs fans here who are cheering against the Cubs now, are you happy about this deal or upset by it?


Paul Goldschmidt does not strike me as the type of player who loses all baseball talent in his early thirties. There are some players who baffle me. Guys who seemingly fall off a cliff in the middle of their prime years. Goldschmidt has always been great. A good batting eye doesn't go away with age and he seems like he's got the physicality to maintain his strengths without losing a step well into his mid 30's. I think he remains his usual productive self for the majority of this contract. Because of this, I'm upset he's on the Cardinals.


If what you say is true, the answer is it makes them happy then.

ETA: Although Cubs fans who now are cheering against the Cubs probably still hate the Cardinals, too.

Hating the current state of the cubs, the pathetic offseason and the shortcomings of management, and recognizing that Cardinals are dirty birds that defecate in their children’s mouths and are awful, are not mutually exclusive.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby d_money » Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:46 am

I’m looking forward to Yadi’s first AB at Wrigley this year - with the fans chanting “bor-ring! bor-ring!”

What a turd.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Banedon » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:20 pm

17 Seconds wrote:the cardinals have been a horsefeathers the last 2 years and somehow they like already caught back up to us


That's a bit of an assumption. But I guess time will tell.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Backtobanks » Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:08 pm

17 Seconds wrote:the cardinals have been a horsefeathers the last 2 years and somehow they like already caught back up to us


That's what happens when you take a rest in the middle of a race while the other runners keep running.
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