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  • 2008 cardinals season thread:

    Lets talk about the 2008 season. Put your updates in here etc

    First question/ topic... Where do you see us ending this year?

  • #2
    Here's your "Yadi" thread:
    Originally posted by Go Cardinals
    Molina is given 4 years

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...2007&fext=.jsp


    I love yadi!!! He should have won many gold gloves by now. Its a matter of time.
    Click here to see my autographed 8x10 collection

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    • #3
      Thanks...

      Yadi should have won the gold glove in 07. Hopefully he'll get it in 08.

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      • #4
        pujols talks about roids acc...

        http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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        • #5
          more on yadi:
          http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?v...00801212352446

          More on AP:
          http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?v...00801212352455

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          • #6
            I'm not ecpecting a first place finish for the Cards. If a few key players go down with injury, we could be in big trouble.

            Fourth or fifth place trouble........
            "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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            • #7
              It's gonna be feast or famine. I say 95 wins or 70 wins. Either way it will be fun!

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              • #8
                I'm keeping my expectations low for 08 and hoping for the best. I haven't seen a lot of projections yet but the ones I've seen showed the Cards scoring a bit more than they did last year and the pitching being a bit better. Emphasis on "a bit" in both cases.

                I was coming home from a hockey game last night and caught the tale end of a conversation Jeff Gordon, from the StL P-D, was having on KFNS and he was talking about Pujols and some injuries. The jist that I caught was that Pujols, who played through a lot of stuff last year, was still banged up and, if things went the same as last year, he was not inclined to play through it this year. Something about how he would just shut it down and get it taken care of. I don't know what that was all about but it got my attention. Anybody hear anything like that?

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                • #9
                  TV schedule:

                  TV schedule:

                  http://stlouis.cardinals.mlb.com/new...=.jsp&c_id=stl

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                  • #10
                    Pujols Needs Tommy John Surgery?

                    I just found out what they were talking about on the radio regarding Pujols. Supposedly, Pujols has a serious elbow injury and they're talking about the possibility that he might need Tommy John surgery. He's had elbow problems in the past and the elbow was a problem at the end of last year. Now he can't even straighten out his arm.

                    As usual, the Cardinals are doing the whole "let's put some ice on it and hope it goes away" thing. If Pujols had gotten this taken care of at the end of last season, most likely he's be ready to go opening day (May 1st at the latest) but instead the Cards are going to let him play until his arm falls off and then have the surgery.

                    Since there are low expectations for 08 and the club is really gearing up for a run in 09 and beyond, wouldn't it make sense for Pujols to do whatever needs to be done to get healthy. Is a 75/80% Albert Pujols really going to make a difference for the 08 Cards?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by hubkittel View Post
                      I just found out what they were talking about on the radio regarding Pujols. Supposedly, Pujols has a serious elbow injury and they're talking about the possibility that he might need Tommy John surgery. He's had elbow problems in the past and the elbow was a problem at the end of last year. Now he can't even straighten out his arm.

                      As usual, the Cardinals are doing the whole "let's put some ice on it and hope it goes away" thing. If Pujols had gotten this taken care of at the end of last season, most likely he's be ready to go opening day (May 1st at the latest) but instead the Cards are going to let him play until his arm falls off and then have the surgery.

                      Since there are low expectations for 08 and the club is really gearing up for a run in 09 and beyond, wouldn't it make sense for Pujols to do whatever needs to be done to get healthy. Is a 75/80% Albert Pujols really going to make a difference for the 08 Cards?
                      God D***it! I hate the cards sometimes. They are so overly cautious about somethings (icing), but not others (surgery). Pujols just needs to be as healthy as possible now. I agree 100% on the 75/80 pujols in 08 theory...

                      Anyway, I hope you are wrong. Please be wrong!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Go Cardinals View Post
                        Anyway, I hope you are wrong. Please be wrong!
                        Yeah, me too. I wish I had some hard news on this or something to link to but all I got is the tail end of a Jeff Gordon talk on KFNS and then something on Viva El Birdo about Pujols talking at the Winter Warm Up about shuting it down and getting surgery if the pain was as bad as last year.

                        It sounds real but I'm not 100% on this. I guess we'll just have to wait for some word from the Cardinals.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hubkittel View Post
                          Yeah, me too. I wish I had some hard news on this or something to link to but all I got is the tail end of a Jeff Gordon talk on KFNS.
                          From the Post Dispatch.....

                          http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/spo...6?OpenDocument


                          If the elbow barks at him again this season, Pujols vows to back off his workload.

                          The Cards can live with that. Josh Phelps ought to make this team as a power-hitting back-up and pinch-hitter. He could take some pressure off Albert and help him manage his nagging leg and elbow problems.

                          “If the same problem is happening this year, I don't think I'm going to play the whole year the same way,” Pujols said at the Warm-up. “I sacrificed my body.”



                          Pujols has met with Larussa (at the Winter Warm Up) to discuss ways to lessen his workload if the elbow causes problems.

                          If he misses significant time, the Cubs, Brewers, Astros and maybe the Reds will finish higher than us.....
                          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                            From the Post Dispatch.....

                            http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/spo...6?OpenDocument


                            If the elbow barks at him again this season, Pujols vows to back off his workload.

                            The Cards can live with that. Josh Phelps ought to make this team as a power-hitting back-up and pinch-hitter. He could take some pressure off Albert and help him manage his nagging leg and elbow problems.

                            “If the same problem is happening this year, I don't think I'm going to play the whole year the same way,” Pujols said at the Warm-up. “I sacrificed my body.”



                            Pujols has met with Larussa (at the Winter Warm Up) to discuss ways to lessen his workload if the elbow causes problems.

                            If he misses significant time, the Cubs, Brewers, Astros and maybe the Reds will finish higher than us.....
                            Have you seen the starting staff/ outfield defense/infield offense? If he misses NO time those teams will finish ahead of us!
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by STLCards2 View Post
                              Have you seen the starting staff/ outfield defense/infield offense? If he misses NO time those teams will finish ahead of us!
                              Nah... I think we will finish ahead of the Reds if Pujols is healthy, but fall to 5th if he is not..... Lets shoot for 4th place!!!
                              "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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