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Re: The Cardinals

Postby XZero77 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:50 am

From GRB:

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I think the Cubs have the rotation edge, we have the edge in lineup, and the pens are pushes going into the year. Ahead of adding Ozuna I would have said the lineups were pushes as well. I like that back of the napkin math at the end of the day. I guess I'm more looking at the additions for both teams, and I see us as playing the same smart game as Chicago but, to my biased eyes, doing it better. I wrote a long thing comparing their moves to ours this season but the shorter version is that I think we have matched them every time and we added someone in Ozuna that they have not (yet) come close to adding.



Is this as delusional as it sounds? Because it seems pretty horsefeathering delusional to me, especially the bolded.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Sammys Boombox » Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:10 pm

XZero77 wrote:From GRB:

misterManager wrote:
I think the Cubs have the rotation edge, we have the edge in lineup, and the pens are pushes going into the year. Ahead of adding Ozuna I would have said the lineups were pushes as well. I like that back of the napkin math at the end of the day. I guess I'm more looking at the additions for both teams, and I see us as playing the same smart game as Chicago but, to my biased eyes, doing it better. I wrote a long thing comparing their moves to ours this season but the shorter version is that I think we have matched them every time and we added someone in Ozuna that they have not (yet) come close to adding.



Is this as delusional as it sounds? Because it seems pretty horsefeathering delusional to me, especially the bolded.


I just think it’s amazing their lineup is better than ours in an offseason where they traded three future HoF players.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Tim » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:16 pm

XZero77 wrote:From GRB:

misterManager wrote:
I think the Cubs have the rotation edge, we have the edge in lineup, and the pens are pushes going into the year. Ahead of adding Ozuna I would have said the lineups were pushes as well. I like that back of the napkin math at the end of the day. I guess I'm more looking at the additions for both teams, and I see us as playing the same smart game as Chicago but, to my biased eyes, doing it better. I wrote a long thing comparing their moves to ours this season but the shorter version is that I think we have matched them every time and we added someone in Ozuna that they have not (yet) come close to adding.



Is this as delusional as it sounds? Because it seems pretty horsefeathering delusional to me, especially the bolded.

By steamer projections on Fangraphs, the Cubs are the #1 offense in the NL at 5.01 runs per game. The Cards are 5th at 4.77. In pitching, the Cubs are 3rd in the NL at 4.32 runs per game and the Cards are fifth at 4.34. By projected run differential, the Cubs are 2nd at 112 and the Cards are 4th at 70.

By projected record, the Cubs have a four game cushion at this point, 92-88. However, we stand to gain around 2-3 wins if we sign Darvish.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Tim » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:20 pm

On an unrelated note...The Brewers project to the 7th worst record in baseball at 73 wins.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:23 pm

Would the six teams below still refer to them as “vaunted”??
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Brian707 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:18 pm

XZero77 wrote:From GRB:

misterManager wrote:
I think the Cubs have the rotation edge, we have the edge in lineup, and the pens are pushes going into the year. Ahead of adding Ozuna I would have said the lineups were pushes as well. I like that back of the napkin math at the end of the day. I guess I'm more looking at the additions for both teams, and I see us as playing the same smart game as Chicago but, to my biased eyes, doing it better. I wrote a long thing comparing their moves to ours this season but the shorter version is that I think we have matched them every time and we added someone in Ozuna that they have not (yet) come close to adding.



Is this as delusional as it sounds? Because it seems pretty horsefeathering delusional to me, especially the bolded.



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Re: The Cardinals

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Brian707 wrote:
XZero77 wrote:From GRB:

misterManager wrote:
I think the Cubs have the rotation edge, we have the edge in lineup, and the pens are pushes going into the year. Ahead of adding Ozuna I would have said the lineups were pushes as well. I like that back of the napkin math at the end of the day. I guess I'm more looking at the additions for both teams, and I see us as playing the same smart game as Chicago but, to my biased eyes, doing it better. I wrote a long thing comparing their moves to ours this season but the shorter version is that I think we have matched them every time and we added someone in Ozuna that they have not (yet) come close to adding.



Is this as delusional as it sounds? Because it seems pretty horsefeathering delusional to me, especially the bolded.



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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Liam Neeson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:24 pm

http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article198093299.html

This is the first time I'm hearing about this. Did this get swept under the rug or did I miss it when it happened in 2014?
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:27 pm

Liam Neeson wrote:http://www.bnd.com/news/local/article198093299.html

This is the first time I'm hearing about this. Did this get swept under the rug or did I miss it when it happened in 2014?

Can’t say I ever remember hearing anything about that
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Tim » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:32 pm

A drunk Cards player at a tittie bar?

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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:33 pm

Martinez has such a level head in his shoulders, can’t be true
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:43 pm

Classy organization retiring a number of a drunk driving murderer and now a guy who was part of a group that broke a dudes back
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:44 pm

Tim wrote:A drunk Cards player at a tittie bar?


this is a family board, chief. clean it up
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:11 pm

good god if Ribbie sees tim's post using a slur for a part of the female anatomy this board is screwed
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Bull » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:21 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:good god if Ribbie sees tim's post using a slur for a part of the female anatomy this board is screwed

I’d have to think it would be allowed in context.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby CubinNY » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:28 pm

9-4 Mets. More like the Sucks, amirite?
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby badger » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:34 pm

CubinNY wrote:9-4 Mets. More like the Sucks, amirite?



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Re: The Cardinals

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:17 am

I love that they lost but did take Thor down a peg. Dude is obnoxious and the fawning over him makes me ill.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby javy knows my name » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:55 am

badger wrote:
CubinNY wrote:9-4 Mets. More like the Sucks, amirite?



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Re: The Cardinals

Postby jehr » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:07 am

Sooo... Buddy of mine posted on Facebook that the Holland signing made them a 100 win team and division favorites. After the first game with the Mets was over, he slightly reduced his forecast and said he thought they were worth at least a good 70 wins.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:51 pm

In their game just now there was a routine, shallowish, fly ball hit right at Ozuna in left, he maybe had to move 5 feet and there was a runner on 3rd about to tag up.... Pham came running from out of the screen to cut in front of Ozuna to catch it and throw it home, it wasn't a close throw and the runner easily scored since Pham couldn't get set under the ball and the Mets announcers are speculating Ozuna has some sort of a right arm injury.....


edit: Mets announcers went to talk to McCarver during the commercial break and McCarver apparently told them in one of their last ST games Ozuna had a similar play and threw a "10 hopper" to home. Seems like he has something going on there.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby CubInOK » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:08 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:In their game just now there was a routine, shallowish, fly ball hit right at Ozuna in left, he maybe had to move 5 feet and there was a runner on 3rd about to tag up.... Pham came running from out of the screen to cut in front of Ozuna to catch it and throw it home, it wasn't a close throw and the runner easily scored since Pham couldn't get set under the ball and the Mets announcers are speculating Ozuna has some sort of a right arm injury.....


edit: Mets announcers went to talk to McCarver during the commercial break and McCarver apparently told them in one of their last ST games Ozuna had a similar play and threw a "10 hopper" to home. Seems like he has something going on there.

Maybe he throws to home about as well as Jon Lester throws to 1st.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby MWV » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:05 am

Cubswin11 wrote: Mets announcers are speculating Ozuna has some sort of a right arm injury.....
edit: Mets announcers went to talk to McCarver during the commercial break and McCarver apparently told them in one of their last ST games Ozuna had a similar play and threw a "10 hopper" to home. Seems like he has something going on there.

I was wondering the same thing. He makes a couple throws in this clip that look like a child impersonating Hunter Pence.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:23 am

This seems familiar to me. Didn't the Cards have an OF who literally couldn't throw the ball (due to injury) a few years ago?
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby The_Achiever » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:48 am

DiceMan4221 wrote:This seems familiar to me. Didn't the Cards have an OF who literally couldn't throw the ball (due to injury) a few years ago?


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