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  • #16
    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    You were diminishing the importance of pitching coaches. I disagreed with that, and mentioned that the pitching coach does more than McGwire does to provide a comparison The hitting coach does more than an Advance Scout, who does more than an advertising secretary, who does more than a part time ticket taker, who does more than the goofy college kid selling foam fingers and pennants in the upper deck.
    Yeah, I do not think the hitting coach has a terribly large impact either.

    Right now I'd trade every pitching and hitting coach and bench coach on the team for the bazillion of our injured players to get back into the lineup.
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    • #17
      Craig supposedly coming back tomorrow with Berkman supposedly right behind. That is very good news!
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      • #18
        Well...

        Loshe, Lynn, and Westbrook are coming back to earth (as expected). Unfortunately, Wainright isn't getting better and Carp is still nowhere to be found.

        The bullpen is a mess, and the Card's OF can't stay healthy.

        Their run differential is enormously better than their record, which isn't a good thing.

        Hopefully they can keep raking until the pitching solidifies.
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        • #19
          what's up with the cards? huge losing streak now being a .500.

          is this just a slump? or just all the injuries (and loss of pujols-although he would not have helped this year so I'm talking about the "old" albert of course) catching on to the team (several guys especially pitchers have overperformed at the beginning)?
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          • #20
            Originally posted by dominik View Post
            what's up with the cards? huge losing streak now being a .500.

            is this just a slump? or just all the injuries (and loss of pujols-although he would not have helped this year so I'm talking about the "old" albert of course) catching on to the team (several guys especially pitchers have overperformed at the beginning)?
            Most of the injuries have occured to slugging 1B that have been replaced by other slugging 1B.

            No, the issue is the pitching. Carp's injury is bad, yes. But Wainwright's ERA is close to 5 and the pen has been awful. Across the board. Loshe, Westbrook, and garcia are who we thought they were...mediocre at best guys. The only surprise is Lynn, and we have seen reality set in for him too.

            Unless Waino can become old-Waino and Carp return and pitch well, I do not see where the pitching will come from. The offense is good enough that they could contend in this awful division or squeek out the 5th WC spot still.

            Still, having the leagues 2nd best run differential but being 1 game over .500 is embarrassing.
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            • #21
              As a fan of Beltran for most of his career, I have noticed that his walks AND his strikeout totals are up this year. He is still the same patient hitter, except maybe too patient. His only real fault as a hitter is that he takes pitches which leave me scratching my head. Oh well.

              The second thing which I have noticed over the last few weeks is that he is swinging and missing a lot more on off-speed stuff down low by swinging right over the ball. There have been a couple of ABs where I considered this habit of late, and then he struck out again on the next pitch. The habit seems to be new, for what that is worth.
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              • #22
                Should the Cardinals bring back Kyle Lohse or let him hit free agency?
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                  Should the Cardinals bring back Kyle Lohse or let him hit free agency?
                  Let him go. He is a career mediocre pitcher who will make $15 mill from some very stupid team.
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                    Let him go. He is a career mediocre pitcher who will make $15 mill from some very stupid team.
                    I think some team will see his 2012 win-loss record and give him some absurd amount of money.
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                      I think some team will see his 2012 win-loss record and give him some absurd amount of money.
                      Of course. Like any mediocre pitcher, Loshe will have some years where he is very lucky (08,12), some years where he is very unlucky (09,10), and years inbetween (like most of his Minn. stay) and because of it will have some years where they look mediocre, some years where they look good and some years where they look bad. Stupid teams overpay for guys with long track-records of ho-hum pitching who are coming off an isolated good year. For every guy who "finds it" out of nowhere, there are dozens who will go back to mediocrity.
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                      • #26
                        Now that the Cubs and Red Sox seem done paying huge amounts of money for players that could be easily replaced for 1/3 the price, I am wondering who would be the culprit to overpay for him? The Mets are always a usual suspect. The Angels staff is full. Seems like something the Dodgers would do too.
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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                          The Mets are always a usual suspect.
                          The Mets payroll will be limited as the team will have about $10 million to spend when certain contracts comes off the books, particularly D.J. Carrasco and Mike Pelfrey. The Mets will also have to find a way to extend David Wright and R.A. Dickey, who will be pitching against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

                          And the Mets still owe Bobby Bonilla money.
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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                            R.A. Dickey, who will be pitching against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

                            .
                            That isn't what ESPN said, as of today. I was wondering about that too as Wed. would be his normal day.
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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Matthew C. View Post
                              That isn't what ESPN said, as of today. I was wondering about that too as Wed. would be his normal day.
                              Mets website says Dickey versus Wainwright on Wednesday.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                                Mets website says Dickey versus Wainwright on Wednesday.

                                http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/pro...x.jsp?c_id=nym
                                ESPN now agrees.
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