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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:31 am

So they have a guy in LF who has a horsefeathers shoulder, a guy in CF who can't see and Fowler's awful arm in RF and Carpenter who has a horsefeathers shoulder at 3B. They are like the Mets of position players.

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Re: The Cardinals

Postby PackLandVA » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:19 pm

My guess would be Holliday.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:14 pm

hahahahaha. loser

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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:39 pm

I'll never be able to dislike Dexter.

https://deadspin.com/i-will-do-a-good-b ... 1824279985
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:02 pm

Banedon wrote:I'll never be able to dislike Dexter.

https://deadspin.com/i-will-do-a-good-b ... 1824279985


Hopefully his BFF is telling Cubs Twitter to get on that.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Post Count Padder » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:45 pm

http://www.bleachernation.com/2018/04/0 ... eated-him/

“We’re two weeks in[to the 2017 season], and I’m raking,” he says. “I’m hitting like .400. The big league team was 3–9, and all three outfielders were hitting .200. They tried [Matt] Adams out there, and he’s a great hitter, but he just couldn’t play the outfield. So I’m like, They’re getting the reports every day, they know I’m raking. What the f—? When are they gonna call me up? And then we’re three weeks in. The guys are still struggling, Grichuk, Dex [Dexter Fowler], Piscotty. And I’m still balling! So finally I said, They’re not gonna f—–’ call me up, f— it, and I zoned out in Triple A. Every day I was just like, F— this. I’ve made it to the big leagues, f— it.”


Tommy Pham is only a little bitter about how the Cardinals have treated him.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Post Count Padder wrote:http://www.bleachernation.com/2018/04/03/wow-cardinals-of-tommy-pham-has-some-extremely-candid-words-for-how-the-team-treated-him/

“We’re two weeks in[to the 2017 season], and I’m raking,” he says. “I’m hitting like .400. The big league team was 3–9, and all three outfielders were hitting .200. They tried [Matt] Adams out there, and he’s a great hitter, but he just couldn’t play the outfield. So I’m like, They’re getting the reports every day, they know I’m raking. What the f—? When are they gonna call me up? And then we’re three weeks in. The guys are still struggling, Grichuk, Dex [Dexter Fowler], Piscotty. And I’m still balling! So finally I said, They’re not gonna f—–’ call me up, f— it, and I zoned out in Triple A. Every day I was just like, F— this. I’ve made it to the big leagues, f— it.”


Tommy Pham is only a little bitter about how the Cardinals have treated him.


The SI article is really good - you definitely feel for this guy.

Plus he cites his own WAR and quotes the $8 mil/year value of WAR to highlight his pay discrepancy. Pretty impressive stuff.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby javy knows my name » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:09 pm

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Post Count Padder wrote:http://www.bleachernation.com/2018/04/03/wow-cardinals-of-tommy-pham-has-some-extremely-candid-words-for-how-the-team-treated-him/

“We’re two weeks in[to the 2017 season], and I’m raking,” he says. “I’m hitting like .400. The big league team was 3–9, and all three outfielders were hitting .200. They tried [Matt] Adams out there, and he’s a great hitter, but he just couldn’t play the outfield. So I’m like, They’re getting the reports every day, they know I’m raking. What the f—? When are they gonna call me up? And then we’re three weeks in. The guys are still struggling, Grichuk, Dex [Dexter Fowler], Piscotty. And I’m still balling! So finally I said, They’re not gonna f—–’ call me up, f— it, and I zoned out in Triple A. Every day I was just like, F— this. I’ve made it to the big leagues, f— it.”


Tommy Pham is only a little bitter about how the Cardinals have treated him.


The SI article is really good - you definitely feel for this guy.

Plus he cites his own WAR and quotes the $8 mil/year value of WAR to highlight his pay discrepancy. Pretty impressive stuff.


This guy is like Jake Arrieta but smart

“A lot of guys in this game are complacent,” he says. “They’ll say, I wanna run faster, lemme go run some sprints. I say, I wanna run faster. I’ll look at my mechanics and see I have a bad knee drive. What causes a bad knee drive? I lack ankle mobility. O.K., so if I fix my ankle mobility, I can achieve a dorsiflex position which could drive my knee up. O.K., I need to improve my stride frequency. Let me go run 30-degree incline sprints at 18 miles per hour so I can improve my stride frequency. And let me do some overspeed training so I can train my neuromuscular system to run faster than I’m biologically capable of. You know what I mean. Guys don’t do that s---. They don’t break it down like that.”


https://www.si.com/mlb/2018/04/02/tommy-pham-st-louis-cardinals?utm_campaign=sinow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=socialflow_twitter_si
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby CubinNY » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:16 pm

javy knows my name wrote:
Post Count Padder wrote:http://www.bleachernation.com/2018/04/03/wow-cardinals-of-tommy-pham-has-some-extremely-candid-words-for-how-the-team-treated-him/

“We’re two weeks in[to the 2017 season], and I’m raking,” he says. “I’m hitting like .400. The big league team was 3–9, and all three outfielders were hitting .200. They tried [Matt] Adams out there, and he’s a great hitter, but he just couldn’t play the outfield. So I’m like, They’re getting the reports every day, they know I’m raking. What the f—? When are they gonna call me up? And then we’re three weeks in. The guys are still struggling, Grichuk, Dex [Dexter Fowler], Piscotty. And I’m still balling! So finally I said, They’re not gonna f—–’ call me up, f— it, and I zoned out in Triple A. Every day I was just like, F— this. I’ve made it to the big leagues, f— it.”


Tommy Pham is only a little bitter about how the Cardinals have treated him.


The SI article is really good - you definitely feel for this guy.

Plus he cites his own WAR and quotes the $8 mil/year value of WAR to highlight his pay discrepancy. Pretty impressive stuff.

The terrible thing about his story is that it isn't all that different from a lot of guys. I played in a very competitive 30 and older baseball league for a few years and guys who played in professional organizations had similar stories. I never knew what was due to inflation or the truth. One guy I played with was a catcher who was in the Cubs organization and drafted a year before Wrona and two before Girardi. He claimed he was pretty good and asked the Cubs for his release so he could try a different organization and they refused to release him.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:27 pm

I generally don't believe such stories. If it's Dave Liddell, he was traded 2 years after he was drafted while he was in A ball. If it's Michael O' Connor, he was out of baseball after 111 ABs.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:31 pm

The SI article was really good.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby CubinNY » Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:39 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I generally don't believe such stories. If it's Dave Liddell, he was traded 2 years after he was drafted while he was in A ball. If it's Michael O' Connor, he was out of baseball after 111 ABs.

None of those names rang a bell so I looked him up. It was Scott Anders, he was drafted in 1985, but yeah, played 2 years in the minors with terrible stats.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby JudasIscariotTheBird » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:14 pm

CubinNY wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:I generally don't believe such stories. If it's Dave Liddell, he was traded 2 years after he was drafted while he was in A ball. If it's Michael O' Connor, he was out of baseball after 111 ABs.

None of those names rang a bell so I looked him up. It was Scott Anders, he was drafted in 1985, but yeah, played 2 years in the minors with terrible stats.

All I know is that its horsefeathers that I didn't even make the cut for the freshman-level soccer team in high school. Complete horsefeathers.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:46 pm

Molina gets a one game suspension. He's appealing.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:50 pm

Banedon wrote:Molina gets a one game suspension. He's appealing.


I beg to differ.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Banedon » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:03 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
Banedon wrote:Molina gets a one game suspension. He's appealing.


I beg to differ.


It took me far too long to get this joke.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby The_Achiever » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:30 pm

At first glance I thought it said "he's appalling", which he obviously is.
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Re: The Cardinals

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A one game suspension for doing that? Are you serious? He didn't get ejected from the game and now he's only getting a one game suspension. This is [expletive]...
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby champaignchris » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:31 pm

He pushed the ump out of his way and only gets one game?
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Postby Banedon » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:43 pm

champaignchris wrote:He pushed the ump out of his way and only gets one game?


It was always gonna be a minimal punishment. The ump defended Molina.

Timmons played down the incident, saying, “So when Lovullo got to me after I had ejected him, he made a comment that was aggressive that Yadi overheard, so that’s why Yadi reacted the way that he did. I think at that point Yadi became agitated, which was understandable. [The contact] was just incidental.”
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Postby Andy » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm

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champaignchris wrote:He pushed the ump out of his way and only gets one game?


It was always gonna be a minimal punishment. The ump defended Molina.

Timmons played down the incident, saying, “So when Lovullo got to me after I had ejected him, he made a comment that was aggressive that Yadi overheard, so that’s why Yadi reacted the way that he did. I think at that point Yadi became agitated, which was understandable. [The contact] was just incidental.”

Well, at least the guy who apparently likes him so much that he referred to Molina by his nickname had a detached, rational view of the situation.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby thinker on a rock » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:42 pm

When is it time to worry about the Cardinals?

They look really good minus corner infield defense.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Cubswin11 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:46 pm

thinker on a rock wrote:When is it time to worry about the Cardinals?

They look really good minus corner infield defense.

They're the best team in the division besides us but I'm not worried about them, they probably top out at mid-high 80s wins and we should clear them by a good ~7 games in the end.
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Re: The Cardinals

Postby Banedon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:49 pm

thinker on a rock wrote:When is it time to worry about the Cardinals?

They look really good minus corner infield defense.


The Cubs are in 4th place. If you must worry...worry about the Cubs. Not the Cardinals.
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